Steven Giese
Program Officer
ALA Office for Accreditation
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2006

COA announces accreditation actions


CHICAGO -The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced accreditation actions taken at the 2006 ALA Annual Conference under the 1992 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies.


COA will continue the accreditation of the following graduate programs leading to the first professional degree in library and information studies. The next program review is scheduled to take place in 2013:

COA has granted conditional accreditation to the following program. The next program review will be no later than Spring 2009:

A complete list of programs and degrees accredited by COA can be found at Individuals who would like additional information about a posted accreditation program should contact that school directly.


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


COA announces accreditation actions