COA announces accreditation actions

Contact: Steven Giese
Office for Accreditation
For Immediate Release
February 15, 2007

COA announces accreditation actions

CHICAGO - The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced accreditation actions taken at the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle under the 1992 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies.

COA has continued the accreditation of the following graduate programs leading to the first professional degree in library and information studies and has scheduled the next program review for fall 2013 unless evidence persuades COA that the review should be conducted at an earlier or later date.

  • Master of Library and Information Studies offered by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, University of British Columbia.
  • Master of Science in Information Science and Master of Science in Library Science offered by the School of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Master of Library and Information Science offered by The Information School, University of Washington.

All ALA-accredited programs are required to submit annual reports to COA that the committee uses to evaluate continued compliance with the Standards. Individuals wishing further information about a particular program should contact the program. A complete list of programs and degrees accredited by COA can be found at

The American Library Association 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 the ALA Committee on Accreditation as a reliable authority to determine the quality of education offered by graduate programs in the field of library and information studies.