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