Developing information literacy programs: Best practices from Latin America, Spain and Portugal

Uribe-Tirado, Alejandro and Pinto, María and Machin-Mastromatteo, Juan-Daniel Developing information literacy programs: Best practices from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Information Development, 2017, vol. 33, n. 5, pp. 543-549. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This article summarizes the best practices framework known as ‘75 Lessons Learned from Information Literacy Programs at Ibero-American Universities’, drawn from the study of 301 information literacy experiences in Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal. This research involved analysis of 499 documents and data triangulation with 113 interviews and 135 surveys. This comprehensive framework is a useful IberoAmerican guideline for developing new information literacy programs or strengthening existing ones at a worldwide level.

Spanish abstract

Este artículo resume el marco de mejores prácticas conocido como '75 Lecciones aprendidas de programas de alfabetización informacional en universidades iberoamericanas', extraído del estudio de 301 experiencias de alfabetización informacional en países de América Latina, España y Portugal. Esta investigación incluyó el análisis de 499 documentos y la triangulación de datos de 113 entrevistas y 135 encuestas. Este marco integral es una guía iberoamericana útil para desarrollar nuevos programas de alfabetización informacional o para fortalecer los existentes a nivel mundial.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Information literacy, lessons learned, best practices, universities, libraries, higher education, Ibero-America.
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DA. World libraries.
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Melissa Melissa Metaute Díaz
Date deposited: 16 Mar 2018 15:39
Last modified: 16 Mar 2018 15:39


Machin-Mastromatteo JD and Lau J (2015) The arrival of information literacy. Information Development 31(2): 190–193.

Uribe-Tirado A (2013) Lecciones aprendidas en programas de Alfabetizacio´n Informacional en universidades de Iberoame´rica. PhD Thesis, Universidad de Granada, Spain. Available at: (accessed 2 August 2017).

Uribe-Tirado A and Pinto M (2014) 75 lecciones aprendidas en programas de alfabetizacio´n informacional en universidades iberoamericanas. Revista Espan˜ola de Documentacio´n Cientı´fica 37(3): 1–18. DOI: 10.3989/ redc.2014.3.1118.

Uribe-Tirado A and Pinto M (2017) 75 lessons learned for enhancing information literacy programs: From IberoAmerica to universities worldwide. Information and Learning Science [Forthcoming]. DOI: 10.1108/ILS04-2017-0032.


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