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Research Activities and Interests

Research interests:

Research activities  (In Persian language)

  1. An investigation of Information literacy skills of post-graduate students in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. 1999

  2. Study of the importance of strategic management for enhancing the effectiveness of the libraries of the Medical Universities of Mashhad. 2000

  3. An investigation of evaluation criteria for the information representation in OPACs. 2000 

  4. A survey to acknowledge the obstacles for professional studies in undergraduate students in Library and Information Science. 2001

  5. A study of the libraries of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and proposing a Model for establishing an Information system across the University.

  6. Investigating the effectiveness of Information literacy workshops for postgraduate students  of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. 2004

  7. An investigation on how children's stories can enhance philosophical thinking.

  8. A Strategic plan for Plan and Budget Organization of Iran.

  9. An Investigation on the Effectiveness of Knowledge Sharing Workshops.

  10. A Strategic plan †for the Department of Library and Information Sciences ofFerdowsi University of Mashhad. 2009

  11. A Strategic plan †for the Library and Information Science Association of Iran. 2010

  12. Conceptualization of information literacy: A research on efficiency of in-context Information literacy workshops. 2011

  13. A Strategic Plan for Enhancing Library Services of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. 2011

Research (in English language)

Supervision of MLS Thesis:

  1.  An investigation into the subject searching behavior of users of FUM Library OPAC.

  2.  Identification of information needs of high school students in Mashhad, Iran.

  3.  A survey of librariansí satisfaction at Ferdowsi University Libraries.

  4. A bibliotherapic approach to the analysis of stories for children.

  5. A study on the duties of the managers of the libraries in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

  6. A critical analysis of subject reference resources available in libraries of Ferdowsi University of mashhad.

  7. An investigation into the overlapping and ranking of retrievals in metasearch engines with search engines underlying them.   

  8. An analysis of hyperlinks in academic library websites.

  9. Knowledge sharing requirements of public libraries, with special focus on the Library of Astaneh Qdseh Razavi

  10. An investigation on the extend to which  Descriptive Evaluation Project in elementary education takes into consideration the role of libraries in the educational development of children.

  11. An investigation of efficiency and efficacy of LIS Discussion Group from its members' perspective, 2009

  12. Analysis of Childrens Websites from Piagets Cognitive Development Theory Perspective: The Concrete Operational Stage.

  13.  A Study of Institutional Repository of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), and its Compatibility with Scientific Criteria.

  14. Content analysis of information sources capable to answer research questions in guidance and high schools books.

  15. An Investigation into scondary and high school librarians' educational needs in using information literacy in the teaching-learning process (In progress)
  16. Identifying elements and features of online public access catalogs (OPACs) compatible with children's and teenagers' information seeking behavior.

Supervision of PhD Thesis:

  1.  A research on factors enhancing Knowledge Management Culture in university libraries. 


last update: Feb. 2011