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Professional Qualifications

Accreditation – Recognised Qualifications

List of Recognised Qualifications – November 2014

(a) Republic of Ireland

The qualifications highlighted in bold are those currently accredited by the LAI/Professional Standards Committee, or recognised by the LAI.   Qualifications historically accredited or recognised retain their validity and have been included for information purposes.

Fellowship of the Library Association of Ireland (F.L.A.I.) by examination and thesis (1953 – 1976)

Fellowship of the Library Association of Ireland (F.L.A.I.) by thesis (1976 onwards)

Diploma in Library Training (1929 – 1934) University College Galway

Diploma in Library Training (- 1969) University College Dublin

Diploma in Librarianship (1970 – 1978) University College Dublin

*Diploma in Library & Information Studies (1979 – 1993) University College Dublin

*Master of Library & Information Studies (1981 – 1994) University College Dublin

*Higher Diploma in Library & Information Studies (1994 – 2006) University College Dublin

*Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (2007 to date) University College Dublin

*Master of Library & Information Studies (1994 – date) University College Dublin

*BSocSc (Information Studies) (- date) University College Dublin

*BA (Library and Information) (2008-) University College Dublin

MSc Information & Library Management Dublin Business School (accredited September 2014)

*Subject to LAI agreed course content and practical experience requirement

 

(b) Overseas

Any professional library / information qualification approved by the appropriate professional association may also be approved by the Library Association of Ireland.

The Library Association of Ireland accreditation is also recognized by the American Library Association (www.ala.org) which accredits programmes in the US and Canada.

The relevant web page on the ALA site is:

 http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/employment/foreigncredentialing/foremployers

 

 Further information is available from Marjory Sliney.