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Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud

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GONZALEZ ESTRADA, Giselle. Information literacy: a road toward improvement of the teaching-learning process. Rev. cuba. inf. cienc. salud [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.1, e1533.  Epub Mar 01, 2021. ISSN 2307-2113.

Ever since it was created, information literacy has aided in the strengthening of students' information competences, contributing to their learning process for a lifetime. University libraries, being as they are educational institutions, play an important role in that activity. The purpose of the study was to examine the theoretical-conceptual framework of information literacy practices in the university context. An overview is provided of their development and the role of libraries in that field, starting from the analysis of those institutions and their contribution to information literacy. Some experiences are presented which contribute to the consolidation of this practice in the university context. An analysis is also made of the elements which have conditioned the development of information literacy in higher education, the design of appropriate information literacy programs bearing in mind the specific characteristics and needs of the sector they are intended for, and other external aspects which may enrich its quality, based on the analysis of the information contained in published and non-published bibliography about the topic. The above is achievable with awareness of the importance of information as a resource that drives society, and the respect toward information, which should prevail at all times, taking into account aspects such as plagiarism, intellectual property, copyrights and authors' citations.

Keywords : Information literacy; information competences; higher education; university libraries.

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