From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Library Directors in the USA)

Carla D. Hayden, Ph. D.

Position Title

Librarian of Congress


Library of Congress

Address Line

101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20540


(202) 707-5000

Library URL


Former Deputy Commissioner/Chief Librarian of Chicago Public Library, 1991-1993. Former Executive Director of Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1993-2016. The first woman and the first African American to become Librarian of Congress.

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“Carla D. Hayden, Ph. D.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 14, 2024,

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