Committee on Accreditation (COA)


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.


Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2013. Last retrieved on 10/21/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The COA has 12 members appointed by the ALA president-elect. Of the 12 members, 10 are personal members of ALA appointed to represent educators and practitioners. Of these 10 members, one must be Canadian. The remaining two COA members must be appointed from the public-at-large to represent the public interest.

Subcommittees & Task Forces

  • Policy and Planning
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Standards Review