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Zachert, Martha Jane K. (DLS)

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Continuing Education Committee, Chair, 1981–1983
  • Search Committee for MLA Director of Education, Member, 1982; 1977–1978
  • Study Group on MLA's Role in the Educational Process for Health Science Librarians, Member, 1980–1981
  • Janet Doe Lectureship Subcommittee, Chair, 1981–1983
  • Local Arrangements Committee, Annual Meeting, Member, 1978
  • Nominating Committee, Member, 1977
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a New Certification Code, Cochair, 1971–1972
  • American Library Association Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum, Representative1972
  • Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 1968–1970
  • CE 26 Teaching Skills for Library Educators, Developer
  • Southern Chapter, Chapter Council Alternate Representative, 1982–1983

Honors and Awards

  • University of South Carolina, School of Librarianship, Martha Jane Zachert Scholarship
  • South East Library Association, Honorary Member, 1988
  • Special Libraries Association, South Carolina Chapter, Martha Jane Zachert Scholarship established 1987
  • Special Libraries Association, Hall of Fame, 1985
  • Special Libraries Association, Special Citation, 1977
  • Beta Phi Mu, Founder of South Carolina Beta Omega Chapter; Chapter President 1974–1975

Other Accomplishments and Activities

  • Mentor and teacher to many medical librarians
  • British Library, Visiting Fellow, 1980
  • Journal of Library Administration, Consultant Editor, 1979–1986
  • Southern Regional Medical Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Consultant, 1976–1977
  • National Library Medicine, Consultant, 1977
  • Journal of Library History, Associate Editor, 1966–1971, 1973–1976; Managing Editor, 1971–1973
  • Special Libraries Association, Florida Chapter, President
  • American Printing History Association, member

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PMC.


  • Professor, College of Librarianship, University South Carolina–Columbia, 1973–1974, 1978–1984
  • Professor, Library School, Florida State University–Tallahassee, 1973–1978
  • Associate Professor, School of Library Science, Florida State University–Tallahassee, 1963–1978
  • Instructor, Georgia State College, 1962–1963
  • Instructor, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Summers 1955–1959, 1956–1957, 1959–1960
  • Head Librarian, H. Custer Naylor Library, and Professor, History of Pharmacy, Southern College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, 1952–1963
  • School librarian, DeKalb (Georgia) County Schools, 1950–1952
  • Head Librarian, Wood Research Institute, Atlanta, 1947
  • Assistant, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1941–1946

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • DLS, Library Science, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1968 [Thesis: "Objectives and Patterns in Undergraduate Library Science Education"]
  • MLS, Library Science, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1953
  • AB, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, 1941

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