Carla Hayden New Librarian of Congress

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/15/carla-hayden-librarian-congress-first-woman-african-american-post-interview

Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress and only the third to be a professional librarian.  She speaks a great deal about digitizing collections and of librarians as the original search engines.  There is some mention of the Patriot act, and I have to agree.  Sometimes when people search for  things like Jihad they are just trying to inform themselves, not join up with a radical group.  I like that she is planning on making more information available to the public.  Though it was not mentioned in this article I have to add that I do like what the government is doing, ensuring that when they have funded research the results are made available to the public.  In the past the government funded research was published in journals which would cost hundreds if not thousands to subscribe to.

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