The U.S. Senate has confirmed the recent presidential nomination of Kevin Starr, University Professor and USC College professor of history, to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board.
The NMLSB advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries. The board includes the director and deputy directors of IMLS, the chair of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and 20 members of the general public who have been appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
Starr, California State Librarian emeritus and one of five new appointed members, will serve on the board until his term expires Dec. 6, 2009.
He recently was awarded the Centennial Medal from the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for his achievements since graduating from the university in 1969.