ALA sealThe Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science master’s degree program in Library and Information Science is fully accredited by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA). Catholic University's library and information science degree program was first accredited by ALA in 1946/47 and has retained its accredited status for over six decades. Catholic University's Department of Library and Information Science takes pride in being the only ALA-accredited degree program in Washington, DC. The department also offers a School Library Media program that is state approved by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). The Catholic University of America is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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  • Cyclical Accreditation Review Process

    To prepare for our comprehensive program review, members of the department community will engage in self-reflection and analysis of our program’s achievements, attainment of educational objectives and learning outcomes, and compliance with the ALA accreditation standards.

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  • Accreditation and Community Engagement

    The Catholic University Library and Information Science community is integral to the accreditation review process.

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  • Purpose of Accreditation

    The accreditation process seeks to ensure that accredited programs meet appropriate standards of quality and integrity.

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  • Accreditation Committee Members

    The department has developed an Accreditation Steering Committee and six Standards Committees to fully address all aspects of the accreditation process.

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