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

Majideh Sanji, Behzadi, H., & Gomroki, G. (2022). Chatbot: an intelligent tool for libraries. Library Hi Tech News, 39 (3), 17-20.
Sadeghi, H., Nowkarizi, M., & Tajafari, M. (2022). Critical incident technique helps determine how health library and information services influence clinical decision making and patient care: A literature review. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 39 (2), 102-115.
Akbari, A., Nowkarizi, M., Reza Rostami, & Moghimi, A. (2022). The role of psychological, skill level and demographic variables in information-seeking behaviours in mental health professionals. Journal of Information Science, (), -.
Nahid Amiri, Nosrat Riahinia, Arastoopoor, S., Mohsen Hajizeinolabedini, & Dariush Alimohammadi (2022). Mapping Data Elements of Persian Traditional Music Resources to the Entities, Attributes, and Relationships of IFLA’s Library Reference Model. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 60 (), 315-328.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Malakootiasl, N., & Ehsan Namdar Joyame (2022). Modelling the effect of perceived organisational policies on knowledge management in libraries: Focus on the moderating role of transformational leadership and professional commitment. Journal of Information Science, (), -.
Iman Maleksadati, Soraya Ziaei, & Kaffashan Kakhki, M. (2022). What do experts say about the conditions affecting customer knowledge management in academic libraries? An integrated perspective. Aslib Journal of Information Management, (), -.
Moghaddas, S., & Tajafari, M. (2022). Information society of Iran in comparison to Turkey: progress and achievements. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 14 (3), 1-19.
Fattahi, R. (2022). Towards Developing Theories About Data: A Philosophical and Scientific Approach. Knowledge Organization, 49 (3), 141-150.

Recent research projects

Kaffashan Kakhki, Mojtaba,, (2022). Develop a central coding model for knowledge acquisition capacity in university libraries: Investigating the impact of individual and organizational learning
,,kaffashan Kakhki, Mojtaba (2022). Evidence from the Conditions Affecting Knowledge Hiding Behavior in Academic Libraries: A Paradigm Pattern Design
Nowkarizi, Mohsen,zhian, Yeganeh,zeynali Tazehkandi, Mahdi (2022). Evaluating the abstract of ASK, Bing, Google, and Yahoo
Tajafari, Masoumeh,fanoodi, Nasrin (2022). From knowledge management to evidence based practice of nurses

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