Identifying Information Behavior in Information Search and Retrieval Through Learning Activities Using an E-learning Platform Case: Interamerican School of Library and Information Science at the University of Antioquia (Medellín-Colombia)


  • Alejandro Uribe Tirado University of Antioquia
  • Wilson Castaño Muñoz University of Antioquia



This text presents the future of librarian education as exemplified by the Interamerican School of Library and Information Science at the University of Antioquia (Medellin-Colombia), using an online learning platform-LMS (Moodle) and through different personalized and collaborative learning activities and tools that help students identify their own information search and retrieval models as well as compare, adapt and improve their own information behaviors, taking into account Information Behavior Models (Wilson, Ellis, Kuhlthau) and Information Literacy Standards (ACRL/ALA, CAUL, ANZIL) that have been established in the academic and scientific literature. This learning methodology has been applied to several academic courses since 2007 with excellent results.


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