May 23, 2022

The New Librarian of Congress and Copyright Modernization

From BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal – Daily Edition/Bloomberg BNA:

“What the library needed was someone who knew how to run a business, in a sense, rather than look at this as a traditional scholarly position,” Philippa Loengard, a copyright law professor at Columbia University, told Bloomberg BNA. Hayden’s experience running a library system matched this need, she said.


Hayden’s practical experience as a library administrator—in contrast with the academic backgrounds of her predecessors—is also seen as an asset by those who want to ensure that the interests of copyright holders and copyright users are balanced.

“As somebody who has been in the trenches of a library, Hayden is likely at least to have a good handle on the needs of balancing the incentive side of copyright and the access side of copyright,” [Elizabeth L.] Rosenblatt, a copyright law professor at Whittier College said.

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See Also:  Dr. Carla Hayden is the New Librarian of Congress, Senate Approves Nomination 74-18

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.