Evalfin: A model for the evaluation of information literacy in higher education institutions Articles uri icon

publication date

  • August 2018

start page

  • 879

end page

  • 890


  • 27

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1386-6710

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1699-2407


  • Evalfin is an integral information literacy assessment model (alfin) for the higher education institutions. It measures the impact, relevance and effectiveness of alfin as well as the development of the information skills in the university community through specific competence programs. It portrays its dimensions, characteristics and components with the purpose of presenting the method used in defining the model (review of bibliography; selection and interaction of the components, validation of the components by experts; design or adaptation of various instruments to measure each of the components of the model; application of the model in selected target groups). The model shows flexibility to adapt to the characteristics of a particular institution due to the interaction of the components. Finally, the results of the application of the model in a Mexican university and future lines of research on the subject are discussed.


  • information literacy; university; higher education; evaluation model; evalfin; indicators