AASL continues national recognition for Rowan University's School Library Media Specialist program

Renée D. McKinney
Assistant Director, ALA Office for Accreditation
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2007

AASL continues national recognition

for Rowan University’s School Library Media Specialist program

CHICAGO —The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce continued national recognition of the Master of Arts, School Library Media Specialist degree offered by the Department of Special Educational Services/Instruction, Rowan University under the American Library Association (ALA)/AASL Standards For Initial Programs for School Library Media Specialist Preparation.

AASL, on behalf of ALA, has developed rigorous standards for recognition of programs preparing school library media specialists. ALA recognizes both the master’s degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the ALA or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education as the appropriate first professional degree for school library media specialists (Adopted July 6, 1988, by ALA Council).

A complete list of programs recognized by AASL can be found at http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aasleducation/schoollibrarymed/ncateaaslreviewed.htm. Individuals who would like further information about a posted recognized program should contact that program directly.