Carla Hayden

Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden


Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th person, first woman, and the first Black to hold the position of Librarian of Congress, is the 2023 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.

Awards Won

Title Year
Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a gold-framed citation, honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the general public’s recognition and appreciation of librarianship, outside the usual awareness of activities expected of a professional. These skills engender admiration for the profession as critical to the 21st Century, attract broad attention, and perhaps inspire career choices by others.

2023 - Winner(s)