COA announces accreditation actions

For Immediate Release
Mon, 07/11/2011

Contact:

Kerri Price

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:

  • Master of Library and Information Science offered by the University of Denver.
  • Master of Arts and Master of Science in Library Science offered by the University of Kentucky.
  • Master of Library and Information Science offered by the University of Western Ontario.

The next comprehensive review visit at each institution is scheduled to occur in 2018.

Continued accreditation status and release from conditional status was granted to the following program:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies offered by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled to occur in 2018.

Candidacy status was granted to the following program:

  • Master of Information Studies offered by the University of Ottawa.

The first comprehensive review visit is scheduled to occur in 2013.

ALA accreditation indicates that the program has undergone a self-evaluation process, has been externally reviewed and meets the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies, established by COA and adopted by ALA Council. COA evaluates each program for conformity to the Standards, which address mission, goals and objectives; curriculum; faculty; students; administration and financial support; and physical resources and facilities.

View the complete list of programs and degrees accredited by ALA.  Individuals who would like more information about a particular program should contact the program.

The ALA COA is a leading force in accreditation, having evaluated educational programs to prepare librarians since 1924. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognizes ALA COA as the authority for assessing the quality of education offered by graduate programs in the field of library and information studies.