SLA 2018 Keynote Presentations

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Monday, June 11, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Carla Hayden is the 14th and current Librarian of Congress. She is the first person who is actually trained as a librarian to be the Librarian of Congress in over four decades. She is the first woman and first African-American to lead the Library of Congress, and was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2016. Prior to her appointment, Hayden was CEO of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library from 1993-2016 and President of the American Library Association from 2003-2004. Hayden received the Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal in 1995, in recognition of outreach services to the Baltimore community during her tenure at the Pratt Library.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and the Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. He serves on the boards of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and National Museum and Library Services. Choudhury is the project owner for the Data Conservancy, and his articles have been published in the International Journal of Digital Curation, D-Lib, the Journal of Digital Information, First Monday, and Library Trends.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 2:45 p.m.

Wes Moore is an Army combat veteran and author who was born and grew up in Baltimore. Moore’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Other Wes Moore, details the fascinating intersection of his life with that of another man by the same name—one ended up a Rhodes scholar and decorated veteran, the other a convicted criminal. A White House Fellow (2006–2007) who served as special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Moore was one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Leaders Under 30” for 2007 and Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in 2009.

 

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