AAG Atlas Award Presentation to Carla Hayden

Type: Plenary
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 11:45 AM / 1:00 PM
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 2, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers
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Description

The American Association of Geographers invites attendees of the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., to join in celebration of Carla Hayden at the AAG Atlas Award Ceremony. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, will deliver a keynote address titled "Mapping the Library's Collection" at noon on Friday, April 5, after being presented with the 2019 AAG Atlas Award, the association’s highest honor.

Sworn in as the current Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016, Hayden is both the first woman and the first African American to serve in the position. She is also the first professional librarian to hold the office in more than 60 years. Hayden was recommended to serve as the librarian by former president Barack Obama in February 2016. Following an extensive social media campaign organized by the American Library Association (#Hayden4LOC) urging thousands of library advocates to contact their senators and appeal for the confirmation of Hayden as the new librarian, Hayden was appointed on July 13, 2016.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Douglas Richardson American Association of Geographers 10 11:45 AM
Speaker Carla Hayden Library of Congress 60 11:55 AM

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