The Fall 2011 issue of Prism: the Newsletter from the ALA Office for Accreditation is now available at This message is being sent to a number of our constituent groups. I apologize that you may receive multiple messages.


Features include:

·         Karen O'Brien, Director of the Office for Accreditation, introduces new COA members and provides updates on ALA Standards review and the CHEA recognition review process

·         Ken Haycock, Chair of the Committee on Accreditation, discusses the COA’s 2011-2015 strategic plan

·         Laura Dare, Assistant Director of the Office for Accreditation, provides an overview of the various accreditation statuses

·         Sessions of interest at upcoming conferences, including the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting: ERP Chair training and AASL/NCATE training

·         Acknowledgement of External Review Panelists and AASL/NCATE reviewers



Laura Dare, Assistant Director

Office for Accreditation

American Library Association

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-280-2435

Fax: 312-280-2433