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

Malakooti, N., Kaffashan Kakhki, M., & Parirokh, M. (2021). The evaluation of the relationship between customers’ knowledge management and their loyalty to academic libraries. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 70 (3), 205-224.
Gomroki, G., Behzadi, H., Fattahi, R., & Salehi Fadardi, J. (2021). Identifying effective cognitive biases in information retrieval. Journal of Information Science, (), -.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Zarqi, M., Harati, H., Asemandoreh, Y., & Ehsan Namdar Joyame (2021). Innovation in using IT: understanding the impact of knowledge absorptive capacity on academic librarians. Library Hi Tech, ahead-of-print (), -.
Loghmani, M., Behzadi, H., Nowkarizi, M., & Fatemeh Shafiee Neizar (2021). We live in cloud computing world, without using it in our libraries. Library Hi Tech, ahead-of-print (), -.
Kaffashan Kakhki, M., Malakootiasl, N., & Parirokh, M. (2021). Assessment of customer knowledge management in academic libraries: Design and validation of a checklist. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47 (6), 102459-102470.
Khajavi, R., Abouk, F., & Arastoopoor, S. (2021). Identification and Evaluation of Main Research Themes for Earthquake Studies in Material and Energy Fields by Science Maps and Scientometric Methods. Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, 22 (2), 17-35.
Sarhadijoshari, Z., Kaffashan Kakhki, M., & Behzadi, H. (2021). Productivity Story of the Iranian Librarians: Assessing the Impact of Knowledge Management and Emotional Intelligence. Electronic Library, 39 (4), 1-19.
Baghestani Tajali, A., Sanatjoo, A., Behzadi, H., & Hamid Reza Jamali Mahmoui (2021). Use of mind mapping in search process to clarify information needs and improve search satisfaction. Journal of Information Science, (), -.
Oraee, N., Sanatjoo, A., & Ahanchian, M. (2021). An exploratory study on competitive intelligence: Managers\\\' information needs in higher education sector. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 26 (2), 125-142.

Recent research projects

Behzadi, Hassan,harati, Hadi (2021). Quantity and quality of production of scientific papers in the departments of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

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