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Accreditation – Recognised Qualifications

List of Recognised Qualifications

(a) Republic of Ireland

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 - 2015)

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

*MSc in Information & Library Management  (2014 - ) Dublin Business School

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

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

*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 (Available: 14 March 2012). A full list of current programmes accredited by the LAI is given above.

 Further information is available from Marjory Sliney.

 

Programme Accreditation

The Library Association of Ireland's  programme accreditation process assures the quality of library and information studies education programmes in Ireland in line with international norms.  Download the LAI Guidlines for Accreditation.