Statement on Nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress

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Statement on President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress

February 25, 2016

Arlington, Va. – The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) applauds President Obama’s intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden’s experience at the helm of the American Library Association and her work with the Chicago Public Library would be a valuable asset in heading our nation’s Library. The Librarian of Congress is uniquely positioned to oversee the Library’s preservation objectives, as well as the Copyright Office’s implementation of copyright law. We believe the mutual recognition of expertise within the Library and Copyright Office should endure and we are hopeful that their respective infrastructure and processes can be modernized to better reflect today’s digital technologies. We look forward to working with Dr. Hayden once she is confirmed.


For more information, please contact Danielle Coffey, NAA vice president of public policy at

About NAA

NAA is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 newspapers and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. NAA members include daily newspapers, as well as nondailies, other print publications and online products. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on the major issues that affect today’s newspaper industry: public policy/legal matters, advertising revenue growth and audience development across the medium’s broad portfolio of products and digital platforms. Information about the association and the industry also may be found at


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