November 30, 2015

ALA Renews Full Accreditation for Three Schools; Grants Two Conditional Status

The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) granted continued accreditation status to Indiana University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi’s library and information science masters programs. All three universities are scheduled for their new comprehensive review in 2019.

Conditional accreditation status was granted to the University at Buffalo, SUNY and University of Missouri-Columbia programs; both are scheduled for progress review visits in 2015.

COA evaluates each program for conformity to the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies, established by COA and adopted by the ALA Council.

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  1. I was wondering where the Library Journal obtained this information from. I don’t see the recent decisions posted on the ALA COA website. Thanks.