Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies

The Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies (formerly the Department of Library and Information Studies) offers programs at the Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. levels. It is a top department of its kind in Iran benefiting from top academic staff and talented students. The Bachelor’s program aims to make students familiar with the importance of the role of libraries in the development of culture, science and technology in the society. The main aim of the Masters’ program is to train specialists and skilled human resources in the fields of Information Science and Knowledge Studies for the management of libraries and documentation centers. The field of specialization in this program is Information Management. Doctoral students study Information and Knowledge Retrieval, a newly developed course in Iran. More

Head of the Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies
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Azam Sanatjoo
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies
sanatjoo@um.ac.ir
+985138803645


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Humanities and Social Sciences
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Information Management
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Information and Knowledge Retrieval
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Academic staff

Sholeh Arastoopoor
Assistant Professor
Hassan Behzadi
Assistant Professor
Mojtaba Kaffashan Kakhki
Assistant Professor
Mohsen Nowkarizi
Professor
Azam Sanatjoo
Associate Professor
Masoumeh Tajafari
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Nowkarizi, M., & Zeynali, M. (2019). Rethinking the Recall Measure in Appraising Information Retrieval Systems and Providing a New Measure by Using Persian Search Engines. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 17 (1), 1-16.
Afkhami, N., Tajafari, M., Nowkarizi, M., & Asgarinekah, S. (2019). The Status of Librarians’ Communication Skills and the Effective Factors in Public Libraries. Library Philosophy and Practice, 4 (4), 1-17.
Harati, H., Fatemeh Nooshinfard, Alireza Isfandyari-moghaddam, Fahimeh Babalhavaeji, & Nadjla Hariri (2019). Factors affecting the unplanned use behavior of academic libraries users. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 71 (2), 138-154.
Moghaddas, S., Tajafari, M., & Nowkarizi, M. (2019). Organizational empowerment: A vital step toward intrapreneurship. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, (), -.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Harati, H., & Asemandoreh, Y. (2019). Assessing the factors influencing clients’ impulsive information seeking behaviour in using information resources and services of the academic library. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 24 (3), 77-99.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Hadadian, A., Ehsan Namdar Joyame, & Malakootiasl, N. (2019). Understanding librarians’ knowledge sharing behavior: The role of organizational climate, motivational drives and leadership empowerment. Library and Information Science Research, 42 (1), 100998-101008.

Recent research projects


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Education and Psychology, Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies

Phone: +985138803644-3645

Fax: +985138807138