Assuring quality, innovation, and value in library and information studies education
The 91传媒 (ALA) accredits master鈥檚 programs in library and information聽studies聽across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Accreditation is achieved through a review process conducted by an external review panel of practitioners and academics that verifies that聽the program meets the Standards for Accreditation of Master鈥檚 Programs in Library and Information Studies.
Graduating from an ALA-accredited program provides flexibility in the types of libraries and jobs you can apply for and enhances career mobility. Many employers require an ALA-accredited master's degree for professional level positions, and some states require an ALA-accredited degree to work as a professional librarian in public or school libraries.