Librarian of Congress

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The librarian of Congress is the head of the Library of Congress, appointed by the president of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, for a term of ten years.wikipedia
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Library of Congress

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The librarian of Congress is the head of the Library of Congress, appointed by the president of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, for a term of ten years.
The library's functions are overseen by the librarian of Congress, and its buildings are maintained by the architect of the Capitol.

United States Poet Laureate

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The librarian of Congress appoints the U.S. poet laureate and awards the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry is appointed annually by the Librarian of the United States Congress and serves from October to May.

Carla Hayden

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On July 13, 2016, the US Senate confirmed Carla Hayden as the librarian by a vote of 74–18 and she was sworn in on September 14, 2016.
Carla Diane Hayden (born August 10, 1952) is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress.

Gershwin Prize

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The librarian of Congress appoints the U.S. poet laureate and awards the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
In selecting the honoree, the Librarian of Congress works with staff of the Library's Music Division as well as the broader music community.

John J. Beckley

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Shortly thereafter, Jefferson appointed his former campaign manager John J. Beckley to serve as the first librarian of Congress.
John James Beckley (August 4, 1757 – April 8, 1807) was an American political campaign manager and the first Librarian of the United States Congress, from 1802 to 1807.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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The librarian of Congress has broad responsibilities around copyright, extending to electronic resources and fair use provisions outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
In addition to the safe harbors and exemptions the statute explicitly provides, 17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(1) requires that the Librarian of Congress issue exemptions from the prohibition against circumvention of access-control technology.

James H. Billington

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The legislation was seen as a critique of Librarian James H. Billington's unwillingness to hire a permanent chief information officer to effectively manage and update the library's Information Technology.
He served as the 13th Librarian of Congress after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, and his appointment was approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate.

Patrick Magruder

Patrick Magruder (1768 – 24 December 1819 ) was the second Librarian of the United States Congress, serving from 1807 to 1815.

George Watterston

George Watterston (23 October 1783 – 4 February 1854) was the third Librarian of the United States Congress from 1815 to 1829.

John Silva Meehan

He was the fourth Librarian of the United States Congress from 1829 to 1861.

John Gould Stephenson

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He was the fifth Librarian of the United States Congress

Ainsworth Rand Spofford

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Ainsworth Rand Spofford (September 12, 1825 – August 11, 1908) was an American journalist and the sixth Librarian of Congress.

John Russell Young

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John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899 ) was an American journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the United States Congress from 1897 to 1899.

Herbert Putnam

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He was the eighth (and also the longest-serving) Librarian of Congress from 1899 to 1939.

Archibald MacLeish

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For five years MacLeish was Librarian of Congress, a post he accepted at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Luther H. Evans

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Luther Harris Evans (13 October 1902 – 23 December 1981) was an American political scientist who served as the tenth Librarian of Congress and third Director-General of UNESCO.

Carl Vitz

In 1945, Carl Vitz, then president of the American Library Association, wrote a letter to the president of the United States regarding the position of librarian of Congress, which had recently become vacant.
During that time, Vitz wrote a letter to the President of the United States on behalf of the profession, addressing potential candidates for the vacant position of Librarian of Congress.

Daniel J. Boorstin

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He was appointed the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987.

David S. Mao

Mao served as acting Librarian of Congress from September 30, 2015, until the confirmation of Carla Hayden in 2016.

Librarian

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Politicians, businessmen, authors, poets, lawyers, and professional librarians have served as the librarian of Congress.
Top positions are more often held by men; for example, the position of Librarian of Congress has been held, mostly, by men since the establishment of the Library of Congress.

President of the United States

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The librarian of Congress is the head of the Library of Congress, appointed by the president of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, for a term of ten years.

United States Senate

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The librarian of Congress is the head of the Library of Congress, appointed by the president of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, for a term of ten years.