[Libs-Or] Fwd: [alacro-l] ALA Press Release on Support Gathered for Dr. Carla Hayden's Confirmation

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Wed Apr 20 07:46:53 PDT 2016


Suzanne L. Sager

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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:44 AM
Subject: [alacro-l] ALA Press Release on Support Gathered for Dr. Carla
Hayden's Confirmation
To: "alacro-l at lists.ala.org" <alacro-l at lists.ala.org>

*More than 140 national nonprofit and library groups, schools, and academic
libraries urge Dr. Carla Hayden’s rapid confirmation as Librarian of

(Washington, D.C.) – "The Library of Congress has never more needed the
unique combination of character, acumen and humanity that Dr. Carla Hayden
is so professionally, intellectually and personally qualified to offer that
great institution. We urge her earliest possible approval by the Rules
Committee and rapid confirmation by the Senate," said more than 20 leading
national nonprofit organizations in the below letter.

Nonprofit supporters were also joined by two dozen educational institutions
(ranging from community colleges to the Big Ten and Ivy League); two dozen
academic libraries from every corner of the country; more than a score of
national library groups; and virtually all of the nation’s state library
associations. Organized by the American Library Association (ALA), of which
Dr. Hayden is a past-president, the letter was transmitted late yesterday
to the members of the Senate Rules Committee which today holds its
confirmation hearing on her nomination to become America’s 14th Librarian
of Congress.

ALA President Sari Feldman previously said of Dr. Hayden’s nomination:

“The President could not have made a better choice. Hats off to President
Obama for nominating Dr. Hayden, a professional librarian uniquely
positioned with the leadership and management skills and understanding of
digital technology to make the Library of Congress the preeminent national
library in the world, highly-valued by and serving all Americans as a
treasured resource. We look forward to working closely with her to further
librarians’ bedrock principle that all Americans everywhere deserve and
must have equitable access to the information that they need to succeed and
lead productive lives in the digital age.”

Read entire article and see list of supporters

Note: Emily Sheketoff has noted that Arkansas Library Association will be
added Friday after its anticipated vote to support.


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