Carla D. Hayden will be sworn in as the 14th librarian of Congress in a historic ceremony in the Jefferson Building Sept. 14
The video feed begins at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The ceremony is scheduled to start at Noon Eastern Time.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. The YouTube broadcast will be captioned.
The ceremony marks two milestones: Hayden will become the first woman and the first African-American to serve as librarian of Congress. She plans to take the oath using a book, drawn from Library collections, with historic connections of its own: the Lincoln Bible.
Hayden has recently overseen the renovation of the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, a four-year, $112 million project, and has also led $40 million in renovations to other units within the 22-branch Pratt system. The system is named for the businessman and philanthropist who financed its founding in 1886.