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U.S. Senate confirms TWU professor’s appointment to NEH council

09/08/06


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DENTON — The United States Senate has unanimously confirmed Dr. Robert S. Martin, the Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science at Texas Woman’s University, as a member of the National Council on the Humanities.

President George W. Bush nominated Dr. Martin to the post. The nomination was confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 5. Dr. Martin’s term on the Council expires Jan. 26, 2012.

The National Council on the Humanities is comprised of 26 private citizens — appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate — who advise the chairman of The National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Dr. Martin serves on the United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a representative of state and local interests. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Urban Libraries Council, a membership organization of North America’s premier public library systems and the corporations that serve them. Dr. Martin was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for 2005-06.

Dr. Martin was the first librarian to serve as director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, from 2001-05. The IMLS is a federal grant-making agency dedicated to helping the nation’s museums and libraries serve their communities. He also was nominated to that post by President Bush.

For more information on the National Council on the Humanities, visit www.neh.gov.

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