Dr. Carla Hayden is the fourteenth Librarian of Congress and both the first woman and African American to hold this important post in American society. On Thursday, April 13, 2017, beginning at 5:30 PM in the Linehan Concert Hall, she will discuss the importance of the Library of Congress in the twenty-first century, especially in this digital age. The Library houses more than 162 million items that include historical documents and artifacts, photographs, books, manuscripts, sheet music, and so much more. Her monumental goal is to share all of these items online with the public from coast to coast.
This event is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the English Department, the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, and the Africana Studies Department.