Butterfield Commemorates Women’s History Month with Librarian of Congress

Mar 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – March marks Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the role women have played in American history.  This week, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) commemorated Women’s History Month with a discussion with Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress. 

Even though more than eighty percent of American librarians are women, the position of Librarian of Congress has been held exclusively by white men for over 200 years.  Dr. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the position.  In 2016, Dr. Hayden was ranked among the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine

During their discussion, Butterfield and Hayden discussed her role as Librarian of Congress, women who inspire them, and Dr. Hayden’s recommendations for North Carolinians visiting the Library of Congress for the first time.

Dr Hayden

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