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SILS Master’s Degree Programs Granted Continued Accreditation from ALA

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS)’s Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) and Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) degree programs were granted continued accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (CoA) through 2029.

“To have support from the American Library Association through continued accreditation is an honor,” SILS Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor Gary Marchionini said. “This reflects the commitment to excellence of the SILS faculty and staff who create learning experiences for our students that are innovative and rewarding, and to the overall quality of SILS programs that meet and exceed the expectations of the library and information science community.”

In February 2022, the ALA CoA virtually visited SILS to meet with faculty and staff to conduct a comprehensive review of current and future initiatives and programs at the school. SILS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Brian Sturm led the review committee through the ALA’s visit.

“I’d like to thank Brian Sturm for his tireless dedication to preparing the required materials for our accreditation visit,” Marchionini said. “I look forward to continuing the exciting work being carried out by students and faculty through our graduate programs.”