At the Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference in October 2011, attendees at our focus group and at other encounters requested that we provide more information about the process and importance of accreditation by the American Library Association. It is a topic frequently discussed but sometimes the details are lost. In general, accreditations are designed to ensure that educational bodies conform to standards that assure the employer population that students are exposed to the appropriate tools and situations.
"School of Library and Information Science and American Library Association Committee for Accreditation,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol1/iss1/7