COA announces accreditation action

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ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

August 2001

COA announces accreditation action

The American Library Association's (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA) announced the accreditation action taken at the 2001 ALA Annual Conference under the Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies.

COA has continued accreditation of the following graduate program leading to the first professional degree in library and information studies and has scheduled the program's next review in the year indicated: Master of Information Sciences program at the University of Puerto Rico (2008).

Graduate programs at the following institutions will be reviewed in academic year 2001-2002:

  • University of Arizona
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • University of Iowa
  • Louisiana State University
  • Pratt Institute
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Tennessee

Further information about a particular program can be received by contacting the school. A complete list of programs and degrees accredited by COA can be found

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