Librarian of Congress

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,[2] for a term of ten years.[3] The Librarian of Congress also appoints and oversees the Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office and has broad responsibilities around copyright, extending to electronic resources and fair use provisions outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The librarian determines whether particular works are subject to DMCA prohibitions regarding technological access protection.[4][5] In addition , the Librarian appoints the U.S. poet laureate and awards the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Librarian of Congress
Seal of the Library of Congress
Flag of the Library of Congress
Carla Hayden
since September 14, 2016
Library of Congress
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthTen years
Inaugural holderJohn J. Beckley
DeputyDeputy Librarian of Congress
Level II of the Executive Schedule[1]

On July 13, 2016, the US Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Carla Hayden as the librarian.[6] and she was sworn in on September 14, 2016.

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