港澳台图库

Office for Accreditation

港澳台图库Accredited Program Seal

听听 港澳台图库
听 听225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
听听 Chicago, IL 60601
听听 Toll free 800-545-2433 accred@ala.org

Staff

accred@ala.org

Linda Lysoby, Interim Director through 30 Jun 2024 llysoby@ala.org
312-280-2436 

Susana Stoll, Associate Director sstoll@ala.org
312-280-2435

 

Oversight Group and Meeting Schedule

Mission

The 港澳台图库Office for Accreditation (OA) serves the general public, students, employers, and library and information studies Master's programs through the promotion and advancement of education in library and information studies.

The 港澳台图库Office for Accreditation:

  • Ensures fair and equitable accreditation reviews of library and information studies programs,
  • Provides external review and validation of master's level library and information studies programs,
  • Promotes diversity and inclusiveness in library and information studies education,
  • Consults and assists in the development and advancement of library and information studies education,
  • Communicates with constituencies regarding activities,
  • Anticipates and prepares for the changing environment and the future needs of constituencies,
  • Manages our operations and resources to be effective, responsive and relevant.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Office for Accreditation include:

  • Coordinating and supporting activities that are directly related to the accreditation of master’s programs of education for LIS,
  • Active engagement with the accrediting community through recognition by the and volunteer service with the ,
  • Maintaining contact with LIS programs,
  • Providing information about the 港澳台图库accreditation process, policies, and procedures, as well as the accreditation status (both historical and current) of specific graduate LIS programs,
  • Providing programs, publications, and other activities to promote the awareness and enhance knowledge about the 港澳台图库accreditation process, trends in library and information studies education and trends in higher education accreditation,
  • Maintaining a schedule of evaluation reviews 
  • Maintaining the Directory of Institutions Offering ALA-Accredited Master’s Programs,
  • OA shares responsibility with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) for administering the review of school librarianship education programs under the , formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),
  • OA shares responsibility with the 港澳台图库Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) for providing information on LIS careers, foreign credentials, and 港澳台图库scholarships.