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News from Rutgers iSchool: ALA reaccreditation and return of Dept. Chair Radford

 

The Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) announces that its Master of Information (MI) Program has been awarded full reaccreditation through fall 2025 from the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation. “We have had continuous accreditation since 1956, and continue our commitment ongoing quality curriculum design, innovation, and meeting professional opportunities in a diverse library and information landscape,” said former Department Chair Ross Todd.

The ALA/COA accredits master’s programs in LIS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, based on an extensive review process conducted by an external panel of practitioners and academics that ensure the program meets the required standards. Click here for more on this story.

In related news, Professor Marie L. Radford is returning to the post of Library and Information Science Department Chair for the next 18 months, replacing former Chair Ross Todd. “It’s a pleasure to jump in here because Ross has worked hard to ensure that the department is in great shape,” said Radford. “Enrollments are up – our master and undergraduate programs continue to be very strong.”

Radford originally had the role from 2012 to 2014, then went on to serve as the school’s Ph.D. Director. During her Department Chair appointment, Radford is focused on maintaining the high standard of the School and LIS department. Click here for more on this story.