• 217 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile

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


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

Comparing reading comprehension between children reading augmented reality and print storybooks

Danaei, D., Jamali, H. R., Mansourian, Y. & Rastegarpour, H., Aug 2020, In : Computers and Education. 153, 103900.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Digital freedoms

    Mansourian, Y., 01 Jul 2020, Incite, 41, 7/8, p. 21-21 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)
  • Just having fun: What studying fun in LIS can tell us about engaging communities?

    Ocepek, M. G., Burnett, G., Martaus, A., McKenzie, P. & Mansourian, Y., 27 Mar 2020.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

    Open Access
  • Reflective practice in teaching fosters inquiry-based learning: Pedagogical implications for LIS education

    Mansourian, Y., 01 Jul 2020.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

  • 5 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Peer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    F1000Research (Journal)

    Yazdan Mansourian (Reviewer), & Ronggui Huang (Reviewer)

    02 Aug 201812 Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee