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What are informational skills?

Informational skills are the set of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and behaviors that make individuals able to recognize when they need information, where to find it, how to evaluate its adequacy, and how to make appropriate use of it in the context of the problem that they are facing.

Informational skills can be defined as acquisition, by the person receiving training, of the following abilities:

  • to find the information that is needed
  • to analyze and select information efficiently
  • to organize information appropriately
  • to use and share information effectively in an ethical and legal manner, in order to build knowledge


Informational skill building takes place through the training provided by the Library Service.

This training is intended for the various groups of users who use the Library Services.

  • Students in the early years of Bachelor's degrees who are accessing the Library for the first time and need to learn about all of the tools and services that are available to them, as well as acquiring knowledge about searching for and making use of information.
  • Users who are familiar with all the Library's services but need in-depth training on particular information resources, as well as tools for help in managing their personal bibliography.
  • Lecturers and researchers with special requirements regarding the quality of their publications and the visibility of their academic output.

Training programs

The Library Service offers a catalog of courses aimed at different groups. The content and duration of each course are modified depending on the needs and the academic discipline (philosophy, economics, psychology…) of those taking it 

Course catalog

Requesting training courses in CI2

Courses are delivered from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. For other times, please ask the contact person.

To request a course, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for dates, content, and any other necessary information.

The Library tries to meet the training requirements of lecturers and students. For specific training that is not covered by the courses on offer, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Deputy Director of the Library.

Evaluation of training courses for users

The training concludes with users evaluating the course they have taken. The aim of these surveys is to discover how satisfied users are with the training received in order to meet their needs better and improve the quality of the training service.

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