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, for a term of ten years. 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. In addition , the Librarian appoints the U.S. poet laureate and awards the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
|Librarian of Congress|
since September 14, 2016
|Library of Congress|
with Senate advice and consent
|Term length||Ten years|
|Inaugural holder||John J. Beckley|
|Deputy||Deputy Librarian of Congress|
Level II of the Executive Schedule
On July 13, 2016, the US Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Carla Hayden as the librarian. and she was sworn in on September 14, 2016.