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Carla Hayden
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14th Librarian of Congress
Assumed office
September 14, 2016
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Deputy Robert R. Newlen
Preceded by David Mao (Acting)
President of the American Library Association
In office
Preceded by Mitch Freedman
Succeeded by Carol Brey-Casiano
Personal details
Born August 10, 1952 (1952-08-10) (age 69)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater

Carla Diane Hayden (born August 10, 1952) is an American librarian. She is the 14th and current Librarian of Congress since 2016. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post. She is the first professional librarian appointed to the post in over 60 years.

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