Accreditations & Affiliations
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU Post is proud of its industry and educational affiliations. We will continue to expand our partnerships and affiliations to establish a broader range of opportunities for our students. Long Island University is numbered among those institutions of higher education that meet or exceed the rigorous standard of accrediting associations and commissions. The Palmer School continually conducts self-studies and evaluations of its curricula to ensure our students receive the highest quality academic programs and services. In addition many professors and staff hold memberships in a variety of professional associations.
American Library Association Accreditation
The Palmer School’s M.S. in Library and Information Science is one of only 62 programs accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Graduating from an ALA-accredited program enhances career mobility by opening doors to the broadest range of job opportunities. Most employers require an ALA-accredited master's degree for professional level positions, and many states require an ALA-accredited degree to work as a professional librarian in public or school libraries.
New York State Education Department
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The academic programs of LIU Post are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.
New York University and Long Island University
In 2006, New York University (NYU) and the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University formed a partnership to offer students an innovative dual-degree scholar-librarian program. The program prepares students for careers in academic institutions, research institutes, cultural organizations, and other research settings by conferring two master’s degrees – one from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and one in library and information science from the Palmer School.
The dual-degree program (M.A. and M.S. in Library and Information Science) is designed to help meet the growing need for academic and research librarians with advanced degrees in academic subjects. The Palmer School conducts the full Master of Science in Library and Information Science at NYU’s 70 Washington Square South Campus in Manhattan.
Public Library Affiliations
The Palmer School’s Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration is offered at public library systems throughout the state of New York, including Queens Library, Westchester Library System, Mid-Hudson Library System, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Nassau Library System and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.
Internship Partner Sites
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science maintains outstanding relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious libraries, museums, archives and historical societies. Each candidate for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree is offered the opportunity for hands-on work experiences in first-rate professional settings. Internships are available locally, in Long Island, New York City and upstate public library and school systems, as well as international destinations. Recent internships include the American Library in Paris, France; Christie’s Auction House; Federal Reserve Bank of NY; Marvel Comics; Library of Congress; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science belongs to the consortium of Library Science schools that offer online courses. This consortium is called WISE (Web-based Information Science Education). These online courses are taught by faculty from WISE host schools using course management systems specific to their environment and academic calendar. WISE courses afford students the opportunity to take electives of interest at other WISE schools, exposing them to a wide array of faculty and students, without having to transfer credits. Students should note the varying delivery methods and academic calendars among WISE schools. For more information visit the WISE Web site at www.wiseeducation.org. Students are permitted to take six (6) WISE credits and apply them to their Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science.