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TWU library science programs' accreditation reaffirmed


DENTON — The master of arts in library science and master of library science programs at Texas Woman’s University have earned continued accreditation from the American Library Association through the spring of 2017.

The ALA Committee on Accreditation removed the programs from the conditional accreditation status it previously had received due to concern regarding adequate evidence of planning. The decision to grant continued accreditation without conditions was based on the program presentation by TWU library science faculty, the External Review Panel Report and the committee meeting attended by Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, director of the TWU School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), and Dr. Jennifer Martin, dean of the TWU Graduate School.

“Our faculty worked hard to put together a superb program presentation for the accreditation review, and provided ample evidence of the school’s accomplishments and progress on strategic planning,” Dr. Jeng said. “The collective faculty efforts and the university’s unwavering support for SLIS are keys to our success.”

According to the ALA, accreditation assures that higher education institutions and their programs meet appropriate standards of quality and integrity. For more information, visit

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