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  1. 1972

    ALA passes the Standards for Accreditation. These standards ensure that all librarians receive the necessary education for their profession. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:07 - About ALA

  2. 2013

    ALA continues to accredit library schools today under the 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies (PDF).  These education standards ensure that librarians meet the highest expectations of their profess ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:06 - About ALA

  3. 1999

    ALA convened the first Congress on Professional Education in 1999, focusing on initial preparation for librarianship. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:07 - About ALA

  4. 1951

    In 1951 the new Standards for Accreditation were approved by ALA Council, stating that that the professional program should encompass a minimum of five years of study beyond secondary school and should lead to a master's degree. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:07 - About ALA

  5. 1923

    By 1923 the Committee on Library Training recommended that ALA appoint a board or committee to review library training agencies and to define standards for evaluating or accrediting them. The Temporary Library Training Board was appointed. The same year, ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:07 - About ALA

  6. ALA and accreditation

    Questions and answers Last updated: 5/13/05 What is Accreditation? Accreditation is a voluntary system of quality control in higher education, based on nongovernmental, external, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs. Its purpose is to ...

    admin - 03/08/2013 - 09:42 - Member Groups & Communities