COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2015 Midwinter Meeting
For Immediate Release
Office for Accreditation
CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.
Initial accreditation status was granted to the following program, with the next comprehensive review visit scheduled to take place in fall 2021:
- Master of Library Science at East Carolina University.
Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs, with the next comprehensive review visits scheduled to take place in fall 2021:
- Maitrise en sciences de l'information at the Université de Montréal;
- Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Continued accreditation status and release from conditional accreditation status was granted to the following program, with the next comprehensive review visit scheduled to take place in fall 2021:
- Master of Library Science at Queens College, CUNY.
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.
A complete list of programs and degrees accredited by ALA can be found in the Directory of ALA-Accredited MLIS Programs. Individuals who would like more information about a particular program should contact the program directly.
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.