Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, receives the Women’s National Book Association Award

Dr. Carla Hayden with her 2017 Centennial WNBA Award. (Photo: Rachael Kelly)

On Tuesday, November 7, in front of an intimate gathering of colleagues, friends, and family, Dr. Carla Hayden, this country’s 14th Librarian of Congress, received the 2017 Women’s National Book Association Award for her “meritorious work in the world of books.” When Dr. Hayden was sworn-in to her position on September 14, 2016 under the administration of  Barack Obama, she became the first African American to lead the Library of Congress, which today is “widely known for its free, non-partisan service to Congress, librarians, scholars, and the public—in the United States and around the world.” Continue reading “Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, receives the Women’s National Book Association Award”

Celebrating 100 years with The Women’s National Book Association

Centennial poster design by Kerstin Vogdes Diehn of KV Design. Diehn is also a Pace M.S. in Publishing professor.

On October 28, 2017, at a gallery that prides itself on exhibiting the work of female artists, the Women’s National Book Association celebrated its centennial – 100 years of women writers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians, and their innumerable contributions to the literary community of the United States. Continue reading “Celebrating 100 years with The Women’s National Book Association”

Link of the Week | Pen + Brush



Pen + Brush Gallery | 29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10010
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm

Gender-based inequality has long been an issue in the arts. As we learned from VIDA in last Wednesday’s Link of the Week, women make up 80 per cent of the publishing workforce, yet they are underrepresented as reviewers, byline-holders, and writers. Pen + Brush recognizes this disparity, and works to effect real change for emerging and mid-career female artists and writers. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Pen + Brush”