Professor Emeritus & Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair
School of Library and Information Studies
Ph.D., 1988, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.L.S., 1979, North Texas State University
B.A., 1971, Rice University
- Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Acting Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts
- Director and Librarian, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
- Associate Dean, Special Collections, Louisiana State University
- Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, School of Library and Information Studies
- Director of Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington
- At Master’s level: LS 5813 Information Professions
- At Doctoral level: LS 6013 Education for Librarianship; LS 6903 History of Libraries and Books
Dr. Martin has authored, co-authored, or edited seven books and more than thirty articles including:
- Barbara Blake, Robert S. Martin and Yunfei Du. Successful Community Outreach: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2011.
- Robert S. Martin, et al. The Impact of Outsourcing and Privatization on Library Services and Management. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.
- Robert Sidney Martin, ed. Carnegie Denied: Communities Rejecting Carnegie Library Construction Grants, 1898-1925. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
- Martin, Robert S. Libraries and Learning. Advances in Librarianship 28 (2005): 83-93.
Received more than $350,000 in federal and other grants; disbursed more than $899 million in Federal grants to museums and libraries.
- National Archives and Records Administration, Advisory Committee on the Electronic Records Archive, 2008-2011.
- Member, National Council on the Humanities, 2006 -
- Member, Executive Committee, US Commission on UNESCO, 2004-2008.
- Member, President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, 2001-2005.
- Distinguished Fellow, Council on Library and Information Resource, 2005-2007.
- Dr. Martin has served on seven editorial boards including: Libraries and Culture, Library Quarterly, American Archivist, and College and Research Libraries News.
- Dr. Martin has given more than 250 presentations and speeches including: “Educating Doctoral Students in Young Adult and Children’s Services.” Panel participant, ALISE Conference, 2005.
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Alumnus, Rice University, May 9, 2009.
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Department of Library and Information Sciences, College of Information, University of North Texas, April 2, 2009.
- Presidential Citizens Medal, November 17, 2008.
- Fellow, Society of American Archivists, September 1, 2007.
- Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa, Dominican University, May 6, 2006.
- Special Citation, Association for Library and Information Science Education, January 2006.
- Distinguished Service Award, Texas Library Association, April 2002.
- Distinguished Alumnus, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 1997.
- Outstanding Alumnus, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, May 1996.
- Distinguished Service Award, Society of Southwest Archivists, May 1993.
- Kate Broocks Bates Award for Historical Research, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1985.
- Justin Winsor Prize, Library History Round Table, American Library Association, 1983.
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