COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2016 Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/26/2016

Contact:

Laura Dare

Accreditation Manager

Office for Accreditation

American Library Association

312-280-2435

ldare@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Continued Accreditation status was granted to the following programs, with the next comprehensive review visit scheduled to take place in fall 2022:  

  • Master of Library and Information Science at Dominican University (Illinois);
  • Master of Library Science at Emporia State University (Kansas);
  • Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Hawaii;
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Syracuse University (New York).

Continued Accreditation status, with release from Conditional Accreditation status, was granted to the following program, with the next comprehensive review visit scheduled to take place in fall 2022:

  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Long Island University (New York).

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.