Comments Invited for Proposed Revision to Accreditation Standards

The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) has issued a call for comment through October 3, 2014, on the proposed revision to the 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies.

Comments may be provided in a number of ways, including:

  • Standards Review blog (, which includes a link to the draft and to the review process documentation leading up to the draft
  • Friday, January 24 at 2 p.m. EST at the ALISE 2014 Annual Conference
  • Sunday, January 26 at 4:30 p.m. EST at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in room PCC-201B (Convention Center)
  • Thursday, February 20 at 2 p.m. EST at a Virtual Town Hall Meeting via Adobe Connect

The draft is the result of a five-year review effort, detailed at the Standards Review site. The Committee on Accreditation will review commentary at its fall 2014 meeting with the intent for accredited programs to begin implementation in 2016.