Around the industry: Carla Hayden becomes first woman, black person to head Library of Congress

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  • California: Peet's Coffee announced Monday that it is pledging $250,000 to the University of California, Davis to fund the Peet's Coffee Pilot Roastery at the university. The center will be dedicated to post-harvest coffee research and engineering (Botelho, University Business, 9/12). 
  • North Dakota: The North Dakota University System has outlined budget cuts for 2015-2017 that could result in nearly 500 fewer staff members. The outline also includes budget cuts for 2017-2019. Staff will either be let go, or reduced through vacancies, retirements, and voluntary exits (Smith, Bismarck Tribune, 9/12).
  • Washington, D.C.: Carla Hayden was sworn in Wednesday as the head of the Library of Congress, making her the first woman and black person to hold the position. She is the 14th librarian of Congress in the institution's history. "As a descendant of people who were denied the right to read, to now have the opportunity to serve and lead the institution that is the national symbol of knowledge, is a historic moment," she told the audience at her swearing-in ceremony (Samee Ali, NBC News, 9/14). 

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