International Degrees in Library and Information Science


The American Library Association currently accredits library programs on the master's level within North America. 

The following countries have been identified as having "formal" accreditation processes for library studies at the master's level.  A list of the specific institutions can be found at:

If an individual wishes to attend an institution of higher learning in regions of the world other than those mentioned above, the following website may be of service in identifying programs who offer programs in library studies:

World list of schools and departments of information science, information management and related disciplines

Additionally, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has created Guidelines for Professional Library/Information Educational Programs which can be accessed at:

Guidelines for Professional Library/Information Educational Programs - 2000 [Last revised February 2009.]


If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) at 800/545-2433 ext. 4280.  You may also email Beatrice Calvin, Program Officer for Placement & Recruitment.