May 17, 2022

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Speaks to UK Info Pros During Keynote Speech at CILIP Conference in Manchester

From CILIP: The Library and Information Association:

‘Superstar Librarian’ Carla Hayden opened this year’s CILIP Conference with a keynote speech that was her call to action for librarians to put accessibility at the heart of everything they do.


In her keynote to a packed auditorium at CILIP Conference in Manchester she talked about her own career and how her background as a public librarian will help shape the future of Library of Congress.


Speaking to all the information professionals at the conference, she reminded them that they are part one of the most trusted professions in the world. The current climate of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ meant that trust is even more valuable now and libraries and library staff need to embrace their role.

‘People are hungry for access to authoratitive sources. Librarians are the original search engines and we may not know what it is, but we know how to find it.

Read the Complete Keynote Speech Summary (via CILIP)

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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.