Carla D. Hayden, the longtime director of Baltimore's public library system, glided through the Senate committee hearing Wednesday on her nomination to lead the Library of Congress.
Sen. Roy Blunt, the Missouri Republican who chairs the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, said the director of the library system in Ferguson, Mo., told him Hayden was "a personal hero" and "the most capable individual possible to run the Library of Congress."
Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the committee's top Democrat, told Hayden he had "no doubt about your qualifications."
Hayden was introduced by Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin and former...