This is an insightful guide to the planning and administration of adult instructional programs based in special libraries. The introductory chapters detail current programs in health sciences, law, and corporate libraries; explain the rationale for basing these programs on adult education principles; and outline the process of planning educational services. Subsequent chapters discuss classic designs for learning activities, the numerous innovations used successfully in special libraries, issues of management and administration, and methods of evaluation. With case studies and suggestions for further reading.
A noted workshop instructor and author in library education, Martha Jane K. Zachert is a consultant to health sciences libraries, special libraries, and various library education projects. She has taught at many institutions and initiated the courses in library educational services at Florida State University School of Library and Information Science and at the University of South Carolina College of Library and Information Science. Dr. Zachert is a Fellow of the Medical Library Association and a member of the Special Libraries Association's Hall of Fame.