The American Library Association accredits master’s programs in Library and Information Science in North America. Accreditation ensures quality instruction for future information professionals. Employers typically require that professionals graduate from an ALA-Accredited institution.
We are seeking re-accreditation in 2015. While the accreditation process is led by faculty and staff, it’s a community effort. View our Program Presentation below, and keep an eye out for announcements about how you can be part of the process!
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc) Degree Program was first accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1967 and was re-accredited under new standards in 1974, 1980, 1986, 1994, 2000, and 2009. A key step in the accreditation process is the Program Presentation written by the Library and Information Science Program and submitted to the ALA Committee on Accreditation. Each report is a snapshot of the program’s strategic planning, goals, objectives, and achievements.
2015 ALA Accreditation Documents
1999 Program Presentation
- Introduction – Cover, preface, table of contents
- Chapter 1 – Organizational Context
- Chapter 2 – Mission, Goals and Objectives
- Chapter 3 – The Planning Process
- Chapter 4 – Curriculum
- Chapter 5 – Students
- Chapter 6 – Faculty
- Chapter 7 – Physical Resources
- Chapter 8 – Administration and Finance
- Chapter 9 – Toward the Future