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

Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Ehsan Namdar Joyame, Malakootiasl, N., & Harati, H. (2023). Modeling the Effect of Trust on Librarians’ Knowledge Sharing: Assessing the Effect of Organizational Intelligence and Organization-Based Self-Esteem as Mediators. Public Library Quarterly, 42 (1), 31-52.
Iman Maleksadati, Soraya Ziaei, & Kaffashan Kakhki, M. (2023). What do experts say about the conditions affecting customer knowledge management in academic libraries? An integrated perspective. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 75 (2), 342-363.
Sadeghi, H., Nowkarizi, M., & Tajafari, M. (2023). Interpreting the Value of Information Received From Library Sources in Clinical Decision-Making Experienced By Physicians and Residents. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 21 (2), 227-243.
Ilani, F., Nowkarizi, M., & Arastoopoor, S. (2023). Analysis of the factors affecting information search stopping behavior: A systematic review. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, (), -.
Sadeghi, H., Nowkarizi, M., & Tajafari, M. (2023). Information needs, sources and seeking behaviour of physicians and residents during clinical decision-making and patient care process: A qualitative study. Information Development, (), -.
Shabani, M., Tajafari, M., & Sanatjoo, A. (2023). Toward a persuasive academic library website. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, (), -.
Khajavi, R., & Arastoopoor, S. (2023). Semantic domain comparison of research keywords by indicator-based fuzzy distances: A new prospect. Information Processing and Management, 60 (5), 103468-26.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., & Behzadi, H. (2023). Designing an axial code pattern for absorptive capacity of knowledge in academic libraries: examining the effect of individual and organizational learning. Library Hi Tech, (), -.
Farashbashi Astaneh, M. (2023). Representationalism in Knowledge Organization and Information Retrieval: Cheer or Criticism!. Knowledge Organization, 50 (7), -.

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