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PIRELA MORILLO, Johann  and  CORTES VERA, José de Jesús. The development informational competencies in university students: Experience and perspectives of two Latin-American universities. Investig. bibl [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.64, pp.145-172. ISSN 2448-8321.

The experiences of the National Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ-Mexico) and the Universidad del Zulia (LUZ-Venezuela), regarding the development of information competencies in student are described. A documentary research methodology was developed, based on a critical review of institutional plans and programs, and on the information available on the websites of these universities. Additionally, interviews of key personnel (librarians and teachers), who have worked with information literacy actions, were conducted. Conclusions show that although both universities have garnered significant experience in developing information literacy in students, they cannot be considered as information-literate educational institutions. The Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) articulates information literacy in a more systematized and focused approach, exhibiting superior integration between library services and curriculum. At the University of Zulia (LUZ), though efforts and initiatives have been implemented, integration, monitoring and evaluation have been deficient. The paper concludes with proposals regarding adoption of policies and institutional arrangements to include ALFIN as a part of the curriculum and the implementation of organizational strategies to promote information skills, enabling students to participate in the dynamics of the knowledge.

Keywords : Information Competencies; Information Literacy; University Curriculum; University Libraries.

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