Dr. Barbara Moran, Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been appointed to the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA).
"This is an important position for the field and the accreditation process in ILS programs in North America," said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. "Congratulations to Barbara."
The COA is "responsible for the execution of the accreditation program of ALA, and to develop and formulate standards of education for library and information studies for the approval of council."
The committee has 12 members who are appointed by the incoming ALA president. Ten of these members represent practicitioners and educators, with one appointed from Canada. The other two members are appointed by the general public.
"The COA’s Mission is to fulfill the charge as set by the ALA, i.e., to serve the general public by
being responsible for the execution of the accreditation program of the ALA and to develop
and formulate standards of education for graduate programs of library and information studies leading to a master’s degree.