ALA and COA recognized

Contact: Karen O'Brien


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

September 2001

ALA and COA recognized

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Committee on Accreditation (COA) have been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for meeting a set of requirements, best practices and guidelines that ensure a high quality review of programs.

At its meeting on May 1, 2001, the CHEA board of directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA committee on recognition regarding the recognition application submitted by the ALA. The board of directors accepted the CHEA committee recommendation and recognized the ALA.

CHEA is the national body responsible for recognizing agencies that engage in professional, specialized and regional accreditation. The next review will be in 10 years, with an interim report due in five years.