Spring 2017 issue of ALA Office for Accreditation's newsletter Prism now available

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/14/2017


Kerri Price

Associate Director

Office for Accreditation

American Library Association



CHICAGO - The Spring 2017 issue of Prism: the newsletter from the ALA Office for Accreditation, published semi-annually, is now available.

Included in this issue:

  • News and announcements: Sessions at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference (External Review Panel training, COA open session, AASL-CAEP program review training, AASL-CAEP Coordinating Committee meeting)
  • Accreditation actions taken at the 2016 Fall Meeting and the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting
  • Office for Accreditation Director Karen O’Brien provides her outlook on recent Office plans and activities
  • Committee on Accreditation Chair Elizabeth Aversa shares her perspective on the recommendations from two task forces on accreditation
  • Spotlight on Process: A look at the Committee on Accreditation composition and the appointments process
  • Acknowledgement of External Review Panelists from fall 2016 reviews
  • AASL-CAEP National Recognition decision from fall 2016 and acknowledgement of fall 2016 AASL-CAEP reviewers