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University Libraries and the Development of Lecturers’ and Students’ Information Competencies

Las bibliotecas universitarias y el desarrollo de las competencias informacionales en los profesores y los estudiantes


This article explains why university libraries assume, as one of their priorities, the development of lecturers’ and students’ information competencies. It also explains some of the options for achieving that goal.


En este trabajo se exponen las razones por las cuales las bibliotecas universitarias asumen entre sus prioridades el desarrollo de competencias informacionales de docentes y estudiantes. Además se explican algunas de las posibilidades para conseguirlo.


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  • gómez, José Antonio (2010). “University Libraries and the Development of Lecturers’ and Students’ Information Competencies”. In: “Information and Digital Competencies in Higher Education” [online monograph]. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (RUSC). Vol. 7, No 2. UOC. [Accessed: dd/mm/yy]. <> ISSN 1698-580X

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Gómez Hernández, J.A. University Libraries and the Development of Lecturers’ and Students’ Information Competencies. Int J Educ Technol High Educ 7, 37–47 (2010).

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  • information competencies
  • university libraries
  • university lecturers
  • university students
  • library services
  • information literacy

Palabras clave

  • competencias informacionales
  • bibliotecas universitarias
  • profesores universitarios
  • estudiantes universitarios
  • servicios bibliotecarios
  • alfabetización informacional