Committee on Accreditation (CoA)

Charge

To be responsible for the execution of the accreditation program of ALA, and to develop and formulate standards of education for library and information studies for the approval of council.

Roster

Dr. Mary Stansbury (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Elizabeth S. Aversa, Ph.D (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Anthony Bernier (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Jean Donham (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Brad L. Eden (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Joan R. Giesecke (Member, May 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016)
Joan S. Howland (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
Laura Neumann, DDS, MPH (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dr. Irene Owens, PH.D. (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dr. Terry L. Weech (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Candace Wells (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Vicki Kay Williamson (Member, July 1, 2012, to November 30, 2015)
Laura Dare (Staff Liaison, July 25, 2013, to February 10, 2017)
Karen Lynn O'Brien (Staff Liaison, July 25, 2013, to June 30, 2020)

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Resources

Please contact the Office at accred@ala.org instead of individual volunteer members of the Committee.

Composition

Twelve (12) Members, which includes a chairperson appointed annually:

  • Two (2) Public Members with two-year, staggered terms (may be renewed once)
  • Eight (8) ALA Members with four-year, staggered terms (non-renewable)
  • One (1) Canadian Member with a four-year, staggered term (non-renewable)
  • One (1) designated Dean/Director position, with a four-year, staggered term (non-renewable) made by the ALA appointing officer from a list of recommendations made by the ALISE Council of Deans and Directors
     

Subcommittees & Task Forces

Twelve (12) Members, which includes a chairperson appointed annually:

  • Two (2) Public Members with two-year, staggered terms (may be renewed once)
  • Eight (8) ALA Members with four-year, staggered terms (non-renewable)
  • One (1) Canadian Member with a four-year, staggered term (non-renewable)
  • One (1) designated Dean/Director position, with a four-year, staggered term (non-renewable) made by the ALA appointing officer from a list of recommendations made by the ALISE Council of Deans and Directors
     

Associate Director, Office for Accreditation

accred@ala.org

Director, Office for Accreditation

Karen L. O'Brien