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Urge the Senate to Confirm Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress

President Obama's nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to become the 14th Librarian of Congress is pending before the U.S. Senate and may be voted on at any time. We are asking you to contact your senators and urge them to support her confirmation and that a vote be scheduled as soon as possible so she can assume her position, which has been vacant since October 2015. Dr. Hayden would become the first woman and the first African-American to lead the Library of Congress. She would also be the first librarian to serve in the post in 60 years. Please contact your U.S. Senators in support of Dr. Hayden's nomination today!

Please follow this link to the National Humanities Alliance's legislative alert center where you can contact your U.S. Senators and urge their support of Dr. Hayden's nomination. If possible, we strongly encourage you to personalize this message, telling your senators why the Library of Congress is important to your work, your institution, or your field.

Alternatively, you can call your senators through the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. You can find a list of your state's senators through the U.S. Senate's website at www.senate.gov/contact

Posted: June 17, 2016
Tagged: Advocacy