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TWU’s Martin elected to Urban Libraries Council board
Dr. Robert S. Martin, the Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in
Library Science at Texas Woman’s University, has been
elected to the board of directors of the Urban Libraries Council.
The ULC is a membership
organization of 157 of North America’s premier metropolitan
public library systems and related library consultants and
suppliers. For more than 30 years, the council has worked
to strengthen public libraries as an essential part of urban
life, serving as a forum for sharing best practices resulting
from targeted research, education and forecasting. For more
information on the ULC, visit www.urbanlibraries.com.
Dr. Martin, a professor
in the TWU School of Library and Information Studies, also
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.
President George W. Bush recently nominated Dr. Martin as
a member of the National Council on the Humanities. The nomination
requires approval by the U.S. Senate.
Dr. Martin previously
served in the Bush administration as director of the Institute
of Museum and Library Services from 2001-05.
The Lillian Bradshaw
Endowed Chair in Library Science is named in honor of Mrs.
Lillian Bradshaw, director of the Dallas Public Library from
1962-1984. The chair was established at TWU in 2005, with
Dr. Martin named to the position.
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