Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Speaks to UK Info Pros During Keynote Speech at CILIP Conference in Manchester
‘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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.