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.

The MLISc program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Fall 2030. The university itself is accredited by WASC.

The University of Hawaii 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, 2009, 2016 and 2023. 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 our strategic planning, goals, objectives, and achievements.

Below are our accreditation documents from 2023, 2015, 2008, and 1999.

2023 ALA Accreditation Documents

2015 ALA Accreditation Documents

2008 Program Presentation

1999 Program Presentation