COA makes second call for comment on proposed changes to 1992 Standards

Renée D. McKinney
Assistant Director, ALA Office for Accreditation
312/280-2436
rmckinney@ala.org
For Immediate Release
March 13, 2007

COA makes second call for comments on proposed changes to 1992 Standards

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has issued a second call for comments on the proposed update to the Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies 1992.

COA invites comments on the draft document proposing changes to the Standards through a new web form questionnaire at http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/StandardsReviewComment.htm. This site includes links to the proposed updates to the 1992 Standards and supporting documents.

COA will host a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the proposed changes with ALA’s membership during the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 from 1:30-3:30; location to be determined.

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.