A dinner Conversation with DR. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress:  Connecting with Users and Enriching the Library Experience in the Digital Age

Increasing the Accessibility of the Library of Congress Collection. This program will begin with drinks and a full dinner.


hayden-2image001--1-The Harvard Club welcomes Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress, the national library. Nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016 and later confirmed by Comgress, Dr. Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Prior to her latest post, Dr. Hayden served as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hayden was nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board in January 2010 and was confirmed to that post by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Dr. Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993. She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. Dr. Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982 and as a library associate and children's librarian from 1973 to 1979. Dr. Hayden was president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004. In 1995, she was the first African American to receive Library Journal's Librarian of the Year Award in recognition of her outreach services at the Pratt Library, which included an after-school center for Baltimore teens offering homework assistance and college and career counseling. Dr. Hayden received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.


Heirloom Tomato Salad over mixed Greens

Salmon topped with tomato and olive salsa

Fried chicken with a sweet sauce

Steamed seasoned rice

sunburst squash with carrots

Sliced fruit

Mini coconut chocolate chip bars

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Harvard Club members and their guests: $45/person
Non-Members: $65/person

Date and Time:

September 12th, 6:30 -8:30PM


Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Metro Center)


This venue is fully handicap accessible and our meals are designed to accommodate vegetarians.

The nearest metro station is Metro Center. Exit at 12th and F Street, NW. Your destination is the building named "Columbia Square" which will you see right in front of you as you exit the escalator.

There are several nearby parking garages including:

  • Columbia Square Parking Garage: 555 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 637-8105

  • Parking Management: 600 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 347-5469



6:30PM - 8:30PM Thu 12 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Hogan Lovells - room 13.202/203
444 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA

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