Office for Accreditation announces new logo

Renée D. McKinney
Assistant Director, ALA Office for Accreditation
For Immediate Release
January 30, 2007

Office for Accreditation announces new logo Image

CHICAGO —The Office for Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a new logo. The logo is a visual symbol of ALA's commitment to protecting the public interest in peer reviewed, quality-assured master of library and information studies education programs.

This ALA trademark will be used on the Office for Accreditation and Committee on Accreditation’s website, publications, and stationery. Upon request, the ALA Office for Accreditation will provide a copy of the logo in various colors and file formats to ALA-accredited programs free of charge for use on their websites and publications. Guidelines for use of the new logo are available at:

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.