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
Azam Sanatjoo
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies

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

Academic staff

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


Recent journal articles

Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Rajabi, M., Naji, A., Asemandoreh, Y., & Harati, H. (2020). The Effect of Job and Motivation on the Knowledge Sharing of Librarians in Public Libraries. Public Library Quarterly, 39 (1), 17-36.
Zeynali Tazehkandi, M., & Nowkarizi, M. (2020). Evaluating the effectiveness of Google, Parsijoo, Rismoon, and Yooz to retrieve Persian documents. Library Hi Tech, ahead-of-print (), -.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Sadeghi Gouraji, S. (2020). The dance of knowledge management strategies in libraries: The case of the libraries of the Iranian universities of medical science. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, (), -.
Oraee, N., Sanatjoo, A., & Ahanchian, M. (2020). The competitive intelligence diamond model with the approach to standing on the shoulders of giants. Library and Information Science Research, 42 (2), 101004-101015.
Zeynali Tazehkandi, M., & Nowkarizi, M. (2020). Three approaches to measuring recall on the Web: a systematic review. Electronic Library, 38 (3), 477-492.
Nowkarizi, M. (2020). Intelligent libraries: a review on expert systems, artificial intelligence, and robot. Library Hi Tech, ahead-of-print (), -.
Tabatabayee Shahrabad, S., Tajafari, M., & Sanatjoo, A. (2020). Exploring the Relationship between Adolescents’ Use of Public Libraries and Their Academic Achievement. Public Library Quarterly, (), -.
Sarvi, A., Behzadi, H., & Sanatjoo, A. (2020). Investigating the Influential Factors on Mobile Learning to Public Libraries of Iran based on FRAME Model. Library Philosophy and Practice, 1 (3), 1-14.
Arastoopoor, S. (2020). Users\\\' perception of navigating bibliographic families from IFLA-LRM perspective. Library Hi Tech, ahead-of-print (), -.

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