Foreign Credentials Evaluation Assistance
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Dear Job Seeker,
Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding an evaluation of your international degree in library and information science.
The policy of the American Library Association (ALA) states:
"The master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country) is the appropriate professional degree for librarians."
If you are aware of an appropriate national body within your country of origin who recognizes programs, please provide us with that information. In lieu of such an agency, there are a number of independent agencies in the U.S. which evaluate international credentials. Contact information for several larger non-profit firms is listed below.
Please note carefully that ALA cannot recommend a specific agency, nor does the provision of this information in any way imply ALA's endorsement of the results of the evaluation. The resource links provided here are solely for information purposes and to help in locating potential evaluators.
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
International Education Services--Foreign Education Credential Service
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 293-9161
Fax: (202) 872-8857
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Web site: http://www.ece.org
- World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
I wish you the best in your future library career.
If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or via phone at 800/545/2433 ext. 4280.
Program Officer for Placement and Recruitment
ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment