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TWU’s Dr. Robert S. Martin appointed chair of UNESCO committee

1/20/06


Robert Martin

DENTON — Dr. Robert S. Martin, the Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science at Texas Woman’s University, recently was appointed chair of the Planning Committee of the 2006 UNESCO Commission annual meeting, to be held in Washington, D.C., in June.

Dr. Martin currently serves on the Literacy Committee and is vice chair of the Education Committee of the U.S. Commission on UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

He returned to TWU in September 2005 following four years of service as director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency dedicated to helping the nation’s museums and libraries serve their communities. Dr. Martin was the first librarian in the institute’s history to serve as director.

Under Dr. Martin’s leadership, the IMLS took on a principal role in representing the United States in international discussions of libraries and museums. He assisted in drafting the ministerial statement for the first-ever U.N. World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2003. In 2004, Dr. Martin headed the U.S. delegation to the organization of American States Intergovernmental Meeting of Ministers of Culture in Mexico City. Later that year, he served as co-head of the U.S. delegation to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Meeting on Cultural Diversity in Paris.

More information on UNESCO can be found at www.unesco.org.

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