NY Times Publishes Interview with Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden
The Q&A style interview (runs about 700 words) is now available online and will appear in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, January 22, 2016. The interview also includes a list of Dr. Hayden’s favorite places to read.
Anna Marie Cox interviewed Dr. Hayden.
Here’s one of the eight exchanges included in the interview.
Q. (Cox): Most librarians of Congress haven’t actually previously been librarians. What’s the best preparation for this role?
A. (Hayden): Most librarians of Congress haven’t actually previously been librarians. What’s the best preparation for this role? There have been two other librarians of the 14 total — we’ve had historians, we’ve had lawyers — but the main theme has been an interest in ideas and knowledge and a belief in that. That’s what prepares you — to have an open mind, to want to expand other people’s interest in history and knowledge. Each librarian has been almost perfect for the time that they served. I just hope that I can keep that momentum going.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.