Carla D. Hayden

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Dr. Carla D. Hayden "is the Executive Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to coming to Baltimore, Dr. Hayden was the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Librarian of the Chicago Public Library, an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science of the University of Pittsburgh, and Library Services Coordinator at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. A graduate of Roosevelt University, Dr. Hayden earned her MA and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

"Dr. Hayden is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and was elected President of ALA for the 2003-04 term. She also served as chair of ALA's Committee on Accreditation and Spectrum Initiative to recruit minorities to librarianship. She is currently a member of the Boards of the Maryland African American Museum Corporation, Baltimore City Historical Society, Goucher College, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and Library, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, Mercy Hospital Advisory Board, National Aquarium in Baltimore's Advisory Board, Sinai Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, and Washington College.

"Dr. Hayden was named Librarian of the Year by Library Journal (1995), one of Maryland's Top 100 Women from Warfield's Business Record (1996) and The Daily Record (2003). She is the recipient of the Carver-Washington Award from the Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Association (1995), the Torch Bearer Award from the Coalition of 100 Black Women (1996), the Legacy of Literacy Award from the DuBois Circle of Baltimore (1996), the Andrew White Medal from Loyola College (1997), the President's Medal from the Johns Hopkins University (1998) and named as one of the Women of the Year by Ms. Magazine (2003). She was listed in the publication Notable Black American Women (2000). She has also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from University of Baltimore (2000) and Morgan State University (2001)." [1]