Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Nomination of Carla Hayden to be the Librarian of Congress

[President Obama on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress.  Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is a member of the congressional joint committee which has oversight of the Library of Congress.]

“I welcome Dr. Hayden’s nomination to be our nation’s next Librarian of Congress.  Her nomination comes at an exciting time, as new technologies make it easier for the Library to share its diverse resources and exhibitions with a broader audience online and beyond the Library’s doors.  Dr. Hayden brings deep experience working with local communities to open up the library to more audiences.  I congratulate Dr. Hayden on this historic nomination.”

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