The American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation is the recognized authority for assessing the quality of education offered by graduate programs in the field of library and information studies.
To receive ALA accreditation the program undergoes rigorous external reviews and self-evaluations and is found to meet or exceed the highest performance standards to advance library and information studies education. Key indicators include systematic planning; curriculum, faculty, students, administration, finances, and resources.
“We are extremely honored and proud to receive this accreditation extension,” comments Adam Roth, the Director of the Harrington School and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. “Let’s take this opportunity to congratulate all the faculty, staff, and the leadership of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.”
This ALA-accredited Master’s Program is one of six stellar departments/programs of the Harrington School of Communication and Media, which enjoys an increase in enrollments of almost 50% over the past year — unprecedented growth.