January 26, 2022

Coverage of Carla Hayden’s Swearing-In Ceremony as 14th Librarian of Congress (September 14, 2016)

We will post a variety of reports, video, and other resources here throughout the day.


Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI); Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts; and the New Librarian of Congress,  Carla Hayden (via LC Video Stream)

Tweets of Ceremony via @LibraryJournal Stream

Carla Hayden Delivers Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony (via LC Video Stream)

Carla Hayden Delivers Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony (via LC Video Stream)

Video: Ceremony (Version One)

Swearing in of Carla Hayden (via C-SPAN)
Runs 46:29

Video: Ceremony (Version Two)
Note: This version runs approx. 106 minutes and begins with about video and music before ceremony begins.

Video: Shown at Swearing-In Ceremony

Carla Hayden describes her journey from nomination, confirmation and inauguration as 14th Librarian of Congress.

Video Source URL


Carla Hayden’s prepared are available here. (8 pages: PDF and Also Embedded Below)

Remarks by Carla Hayden 14th Librarian of Congress Swearing – In Ceremony September 14, 2016 by LJ’s infoDOCKET on Scribd

Full Text of Prepared Remarks by Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan

Social Media

Carla Hayden’s New Librarian of Congress Twitter Account is Now Live at @LibnofCongress


Media Reports

New Librarian of Congress Offers a History Lesson in Her Own Right (via NY Times)

Carla Hayden Becomes the First Woman, First Black to Lead Library Of Congress (via USA Today)

‘Rock Star’ Baltimore Librarian Makes History at Library of Congress (via Washington Post)

Who is the New Librarian of Congress? (via CSM)


Congratulations Statement From ALA

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.