The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) granted the UH Manoa LISc program the full six-year accreditation. As you may know, this is the maximum recognition that COA can give, showing a school meets standards and is engaged in strategic planning and assessment.
We’re proud and excited, but mostly we wanted to thank you for all that you do for the LIS Program. We know that many of you hire our grads, offer internships or practica, teach as adjuncts, come as guest speakers, help our LIS Alumni Group through service or donations, fill out our surveys, send us good applicants, come to alumni gatherings, mentor students, send us postcards or online updates… and so much more.
We just wanted to thank you for all of the above. We are grateful to have you as part of our LIS Ohana. If you are interested, our Program Presentation to COA is online at: http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/about.php?page=accreditation
For those of you still in Hawaii, we’re starting to plan a small celebration in the coming months. Today though, we just wanted to say thanks again. Tomorrow, the hard work resumes about continuing to shape an LIS Program that meets future needs. Once again, we sincerely thank you.
Andrew Wertheimer and Violet Harada
(Excerpted from an email announcement dated February 9, 2009)