May 27, 2022

Report: Librarian of Congress, Honored by Newberry Library Award, Wants America to see Our Treasures

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

[Carla] Hayden will visit Chicago next week to receive the 2018 Newberry Library Award, in recognition of her lifetime of service to libraries.


She got into library work, at the Auburn branch on 79th Street, after a friend told her the library was hiring “anybody with a bachelor’s degree.” She shifted over to working at the Museum of Science and Industry while earning her master’s and doctorate from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Library Science.

Hayden, who spent 23 years in Baltimore, has seen how libraries have been transforming into community centers, even before the Internet.

“That’s a development in the making since the 1960s and 1970s,” she said. “Libraries became information centers, and that just expanded over time. Libraries are places where people go for social services, to get flu shots, where AARP is helping with taxes.”

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