COA announces release of proposed changes to 1992 Standards

Steven Giese
Program Officer, ALA Office for Accreditation
For Immediate Release
December 19, 2006

COA announces release of proposed changes to 1992 Standards

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the release of proposed changes to the Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies 1992.

COA is inviting input and commentary on the draft document proposing changes to the Standards available at the Office for Accreditation web site Send comments to before March 15, 2007.

Meetings to discuss the proposed changes are scheduled during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, on Sunday, January 21, 2007, from 4 -5 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel in Emerald Board Room I and at a Town Hall Meeting during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 25, 2006, from 1 -3 p.m. at the convention center (room not yet determined). Confirmation of meeting times and venues will be posted to once received from ALA Conference Services.

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.