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National Recognition for School Library and Information Studies Program

Recognition process was a two-year effort.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 8-8-2014

 Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s School Library and Information Studies Program, a graduate program within Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Education, has earned “National Recognition” from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the American Library Association (ALA).

The “National Recognition” designation of the program raises the visibility of graduates of Minnesota State Mankato’s School Library and Information Studies Program and also encourages greater interest in the program from prospective students, according to Deborah Jesseman, coordinator of the program.

Jesseman said the recognition process was a two-year effort that included an initial review, revision and expanded documentation and the awarding of National Recognition at the end of the final review.

The CAEP/ALA school librarianship programs are reviewed and recognized by American Library Association program reviewers using the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards for initial preparation of school librarians.

For more information, contact Deborah Jesseman, coordinator of the School Library & Information Studies Program at Minnesota State Mankato, by email at or by phone at 507-389-5662.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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