The Department of Library and Information Science has developed an Accreditation Steering Committee and six Standards Committees to fully address all aspects of the accreditation process. The membership of each committee reflects our community – alumni, students, adjuncts, employers – in addition to full-time faculty.

Accreditation Steering Committee

An Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) has been established to plan and oversee the development of the Self-Study as recommended in AP3 (section II.5). It advises the Standards Committees on matters relating to the completion of the Self-Study. Membership of the ASC was decided after consultation with the full-time faculty. Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Interim Co-Chair of the Department, chairs the ASC.

The ASC is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the work of the six Standards Committees with regard to the content and timelines for completing the Self-Study;
  • Provide guidance for communication with stakeholders and suggest methods for gathering feedback and input during the accreditation review process;
  • Consult with the department's Advisory Board on the development of the Self-Study and oversee the feedback and input of the program’s constituents;
  • Review draft versions of the Plan and the Self-Study.

Chair: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University Library and Information Science Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department

Members:
John Convey, Catholic University Ordinary Professor (Department of Education) and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department;
Youngok Choi, Catholic University Library and Information Science Associate Professor
David Shumaker, Catholic University Library and Information Science Clinical Associate Professor

Standards Committees

Standards Committees (SC) for each of the six standards have also been formed and report to the ASC. The SCs will provide evidence to demonstrate the Department’s compliance with the six standards, use that evidence to "analyze challenges, strengths, and weaknesses of the program" (AP3, section II.1) with respect to each of the Standards, and draft the six chapters for the Self-Study.

Each of the SCs are co-­chaired by two full-time Library and Information Science faculty. The SC co-­chairs are charged with the following responsibilities for their assigned Standard:

  • Identify sources of evidence and data to support the Self-Study’s narrative statements; • Analyze the evidence to develop and write the SC’s assigned chapter in consultation with the ASC and, where appropriate, the other SC co-­chairs and Library and Information Science Advisory Board;
  • Solicit feedback and input throughout the development of the committee’s chapter of the Self-Study from committee members; and
  • Identify opportunities for the continuous development and improvement of the program.

The SCs membership is comprised of Library and Information Science full-­time and adjunct faculty, staff, students, alumni, practitioners, and other constituencies, where appropriate. The SC members are charged with the following responsibilities for their assigned Standard:

  • Analyze the sources of evidence used to demonstrate compliance with the Standards;
  • Review chapter drafts of the Self-Study and provide feedback and input to inform developments to the chapters; and
  • Articulates where and how LIS can strengthen, refine, and improve.
Standard I (Mission, Goals and Objectives) Committee
  • Co-chairs: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University Library and Information Science Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department; John Convey, Catholic University Ordinary Professor (Department of Education) and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department
  • Members: Youngok Choi, Catholic University Library and Information Science Associate Professor; Ana Elisa de Campos Salles, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumna Board President and ‎Adult and Teen Librarian DC Public Library; Dr. James J. Greene, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, The Catholic University of America; David Mao, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumnus and Deputy Librarian of the Library of Congress; Savanna Nolan, Catholic University Library and Information Science Student and AGLISS Vice President
Standard II (Curriculum) Committee
  • Co-chairs: Renate Chancellor, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor; Youngok Choi, Catholic University Library and Information Science Associate Professor
  • Members: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University Library and Information Science Ordinary Professor; Keegan Johnson, Catholic University Library and Information Science Student; Sung Un Kim, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor; James King, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumnus and Chief, Information Resources and Services Branch, National Institutes of Health; Karen King, Catholic University Library and Information Science adjunct instructor and Director, Darden Camp Business Library, University of Virginia; Kera Manion, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumna; David Shumaker, Catholic University Library and Information Science Clinical Associate Professor; Sue Yeon Syn, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor; Jane Zhang, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor

Standard III (Faculty) Committee

  • Co-chairs: David Shumaker, Catholic University Library and Information Science Clinical Associate Professor; Jane Zhang, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor
  • Members: Jim Gillispie, Catholic University Library and Information Science adjunct instructor and Head, Access Services, and GIS and Data Services, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University; Ran Hock, Catholic University Library and Information Science adjunct instructor and author

Standard IV (Students) Committee

  • Co-chairs: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University Library and Information Science Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department; Sung Un Kim, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor
  • Members: Chris Corrigan, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumni Board Past-President and Digital Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Louise Gray, Catholic University Library and Information Science Program Coordinator; Sam Russell, Catholic University Library and Information Science Student and Graduate Library Preprofessional, Catholic University Libraries; Sue Yeon Syn, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor; Emily Wagner, Catholic University Library and Information Science Student and AGLISS President

Standard V (Administration and Financial Support) Committee

  • Co-chairs: Youngok Choi, Catholic University Library and Information Science Associate Professor; John Convey, Catholic University Ordinary Professor (Department of Education) and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department
  • Members: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University Library and Information Science Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the Library and Information Science Department; Larry Roeder, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumnus and Catholic University Library and Information Science Data Manager;
Standard VI (Physical Resources and Facilities) Committee
  • Co-chairs: David Shumaker, Catholic University Library and Information Science Clinical Associate Professor; Sue Yeon Syn, Catholic University Library and Information Science Assistant Professor
  • Members: Steve Connaghan, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumnus and University Librarian, Catholic University Libraries; Thad Garrett, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumnus, Instruction and Marketing Librarian University Libraries; Matthew McNally, CIO, Catholic University Technology Services; Margaret Pooley, Catholic University Library and Information Science Alumna and Academic Systems Manager; Joan Weeks, Catholic University Library and Information Science adjunct instructor; Madeline Davis, Catholic University Library and Information Science Student

External Review Panel Committee Members

Role: Serve in the collegial process of peer review by participating in the site visit, analyzing the Self-Study and sources of evidence, meeting with the program’s constituents, and completing the ERP Report.

  • Chair: Rachel Applegate, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis