Who just became the new Librarian of Congress?

With one hand on the Bible that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and now resides in the Library of Congress, Carla Hayden took an oath to become the 14th Librarian of Congress on Wednesday.

The first woman, as well as the first African-American to fill the role, Ms. Hayden will be replacing retired Reagan appointee James Billington to run what has been described as the closest thing there is to a global library, which provides legal advice and research for the members of Congress. But the Library of Congress is not without its organizational and institutional challenges, which Hayden will inherit along with the prestige.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my discoveries with the public,” Hayden told The Baltimore Sun. READ MORE.

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