Robert S. Martin is Lillian Bradshaw Distinguished Professor of Library Science in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Texas State Historical records Advisory Board. From 2001 to 2005 he served as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Previously he was Professor at Texas Woman’s University; Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission; and Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections at Louisiana State University. He has authored or edited numerous books and journal articles on library management, the history libraries and librarianship, and the history of the exploration and mapping of the American West. He been elected and appointed to numerous positions of leadership in service organizations for library and archives professionals. His work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including Distinguished Service Awards from both the Texas Library Association and the Society of Southwest Archivists; and the Justin Winsor Prize from the American Library Association. Martin is married to a Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas.