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Personal profile

Dr Yazdan Mansourian received his PhD in Information Science from The University of Sheffield (2003 to 2006). The title of his thesis was "Information Visibility on the Web and Conceptions of Success and Failure in Web Searching". Yazdan has a BSc degree in Agricultural Engineering (1991-1995) from Guilan University and an MA degree in LIS from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (1998-2001). During January 2007 to June 2017 he was faculty member at Kharazmi University (Tehran, Iran). From 2011 to 2016 he was Director of the Central Library at Kharazmi University and was also Head  of the LIS Department during that time.

Research interests

Dr Yazdan's research includes:

  • Human Information Interaction (HII)
  • Information Behaviours
  • Information Seeking in Context
  • Research Methods
  • Qualitative Approach in Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Invisible Web and Information Accessibility on the Web
  • Grounded Theory
  • Phenomenology, Hermeneutics
  • Information Literacy
  • User Education
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Action Research
  • LIS Evidence-Based Practice

Teaching

Yazdan's teaching portfolio includes:

  • Library and Information Science Foundations
  • Information Behaviour Theories
  • Academic Writing
  • Research Methods
  • Information Literacy
  • Sociology of Information
  • Reference Resources
  • Reference Services
  • Library Administration
  • Qualitative Research Approach
  • Interpersonal Communication

Professional Information

Yazdan has been involved in running 60 workshops in different universities and research centres on various subjects including:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Information Literacy
  • Invisible Web
  • Search Skills
  • Academic Writing.

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Research Output

How serious leisure enhances social engagement in the elderly

Mansourian, Y., Nov 2019.

Charles Sturt University

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  • Joyful information seeking in serious leisure practice

    Mansourian, Y., 19 Oct 2019.

    Charles Sturt University

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