Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13. -- Library of Congress
ALA Appoints Tracie D. Hall as Executive Director
“The American Library Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracie D. Hall as its executive director, effective February 24, 2020. Following a nationwide search, Hall was selected to succeed Mary W. Ghikas, who has worked for ALA since 1995 and served as executive director since January 2018. Hall is the first female African-American executive director in ALA’s history." --- American Library Association
Welcome to the Black History Month Resource Guide: In honor of February being Black History Month, here you will find African American resources that are available at the Steelman Library, in addition to a variety of web resources.