Office for Accreditation

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

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:

ALA Council approves revised Standards for Accreditation

CHICAGO — The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved for adoption the 2015 Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies on February 2 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

Brought forward into the new Standards with greater clarity is the emphasis on planning, assessment, and evaluation to sustain quality. The requirement to demonstrate how the results of evaluation are applied is now a culminating aspect of each of the standards.

COA announces accreditation actions taken at 2014 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Accreditation decisions

Initial accreditation status was granted to the following program, with the next comprehensive review visit scheduled to take place in fall 2020:

Southern Connecticut State University MLS program loses ALA accreditation

CHICAGO — At its meeting at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALA Committee on Accreditation voted to withdraw accreditation from the Master of Library Science program offered by Southern Connecticut State University. The MLS program had held conditional accreditation status since June 2010.

Kingma to speak on innovation and quality in education

CHICAGO — Bruce Kingma, former associate dean of the ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science program and associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at Syracuse University, and Dodson visiting professor at the LIS program at the University of British Columbia, has been selected keynote speaker for the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) fall meeting, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Baltimore Hyatt Regency. The program topic is Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

COA announces accreditation actions

CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:

COA announces accreditation actions

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:

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