The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African…
Carla Hayden from Baltimore became the 14th librarian of Congress on Wednesday. You can watch her full swearing-in ceremony.
The Senate has confirmed the longtime head of Baltimore's library system to be the next Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
Log books from 19th century whaling ships are treasure troves for modern-day climate scientists. They’re mining these old volumes for day-to-day weather and sea-ice reports from the Arctic region.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama affirmed he will name a successor to Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, despite Senate Republicans’ avowed refusal to hold hearings on the matter. Also, Obama nominated the first ever African-American or female…
Films qualify for selection if they are at least 10 years old and “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”…
The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown interviews Azar Nafisi, Tom Brokaw, David McCullough and other authors attending the 15th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Willie Nelson is the first country music star to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the Library of Congress announced Thursday, calling the red-headed stranger a "musical explorer."…
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