July 25, 2019

library of congress

Uncovering the Treasures of the Library of Congress, the Nation’s Library

The Library of Congress is home to some of the most valuable treasures and historical documents in the nation, perhaps the world. The NYU John Brademas Center's Young Leaders Network welcomed the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, and broadcast journalist Ray Saurez as they discussed the work of “the Nation’s Library” in providing public access to these resources. The conversation also focused on the importance of collecting physical information and materials in the modern digital age.

This event was free and open to the public. This event was filmed and photographed.


Dr. Carla Hayden

Dr Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13.

Ray Suarez

Ray Suarez

Ray Suarez is an American broadcast journalist and the current John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Most recently, Suarez was the host of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America Story, a daily news program on Al Jazeera America.

Young Leaders Network

Young Leaders Network

Founded in 2014 by the John Brademas Center of New York University and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Young Leaders Network aims to promote in the next generation the spirit of public service as embodied for decades on Capitol Hill by John Brademas and Ted Kennedy.

By developing the Young Leaders Network (YLN), the NYU Brademas Center seeks to create programs that enrich the student experience while interning in Washington, DC. Students who participate in YLN programming build a network of peers and mentors while they begin laying the groundwork for a career in public service.