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Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação

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Abstract

SERAFIM, Lucas Almeida  and  FREIRE, Gustavo Henrique de Araújo. Social responsibility action for information literacy. Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp.155-173. ISSN 1981-5344.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-99362012000300011.

The information literacy development is presented as a social responsibility action of Information Science. In doing so, this article highlights the information value in different social contexts, and consequently the social relevance of information literacy skills for everyone. It concludes that the promotion of information literacy constitutes a socially responsible action of those who compose the information professional field, based on the fact that the efficient and critical use of information becomes an essential factor of social inclusion.

Keywords : Information literacy; Social Responsibility of Information Science; Information society.

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