Saturday, May 30, 2009

Comments Requested: Proposed Library School Accreditation Standards

Proposed revised ALA accreditation standards have been issued for library schools. Deans at 25 iSchools have already posted a response. Other comments are welcome via a blog--see the message below.

From: Karen O'Brien
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 9:55 AM
Subject: ALA Standards & Recommendations of ALA Task Force on Library Education

The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) invites comment from your members and constituents via blog on the Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies (2008) and in particular on the recommendations of the Library Education Task Force in their final report issued January 13, 2009 to the ALA Executive Board for referral to COA.  

COA works in deliberate systematic five-year cycles, collecting and analyzing comment and issuing draft revisions as part of its charge "to develop and formulate standards of education for library and information studies for the approval of Council" (ALA Handbook of Organization). The Committee chose a blogging approach to comment collection in order to provide an open ongoing forum for all stakeholders in the accreditation process.

Best wishes,
Karen L. O'Brien
Director, Office for Accreditation
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2795
Ph 312-280-2434
Fx 312-280-2433
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