First Woman to Head Library of Congress

For the first time in history, a woman has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new librarian of Congress. Carla Hayden will be the 14th individual to hold the post, as well as the first African-American in the institution’s 214-year history. Hayden was confirmed by the Senate on a 74-18 vote after she was nominated by President Obama in February. Hayden served as head of Baltimore’s library system for many years.