Jamshid Beheshti

Academic title(s): 


(Post-Retirement Appointment: 2018-2019)

Email: jamshid.beheshti [at] mcgill.ca


Jamshid Beheshti
Contact Information
Email address: 
jamshid.beheshti [at] mcgill.ca
Curriculum vitae: 
  • PhD, School of Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario
  • MLS, School of Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario
  • BA (History), Simon Fraser University
  • Diploma (Mining Technology), British Columbia Institute of Technology

Professor Beheshti has taught at the School of Information Studies for more than 30 years, where he was appointed as the Director of the School for six years.  He was also appointed as the Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education for five year.  In collaboration with his colleagues, over the past three decades he has obtained more than five million dollars in research funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Heritage, and CIDA (merged with Global Affairs Canada). His publications have appeared in the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Information Processing & Management, Library and Information Science Research, and proceedings of numerous international conferences.  He has been a consultant on several projects with various institutions, including the National Library of Canada, the Institutes of Higher Education in Indonesia, Kuwait University, and the University of West Indies.  His area of expertise is on the information behaviour of children and the millennials.  Professor Beheshti is on a Post-Retirement Appointment until 2019.

  • GLIS 601
  • GLIS 702
  • GLIS 691 Special Topics: Information Search & Evaluation
Graduate supervision: 
  • AlGhamdi, Mohammed. (2017). Usability of three-dimensional virtual learning environments: an exploratory study of the think aloud approach.
  • Abuhimed, Dhary. (2015). An investigation of knowledge transfer in a high school inquiry-based project: Transferring students’ experiential knowledge in the form of lessons learned and stories.

  • Khashman, Nouf. (2014). Investigating the application of Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions to Arabic web interfaces. (co-supervisor)

  • Tabatabaei, Nahid. (2013). Contribution of information science to other disciplines as reflected in citation contexts of highly cited JASIST papers. 

  • Paré, François-Xavier. (2011). Personal information management among office support staff in a university environment: An exploratory study. 

  • Larivière, Vincent. (2010). A bibliometric analysis of Quebec’s PhD students’ contributions to the advancement of knowledge. 

  • Nwakanma, Chukwuemeka Dean. (2008). Alignment of competencies as identified by library and information science educators and practitioners: A case study of database management. 

  • Al-Reyaee, Suleiman. (2007). Factors that influence the attitude of academic librarians in Saudi Arabia toward copyright laws. 

  • Li, Ping. (2007). Doctoral student's mental models of a web search engine: an exploratory study. 

  • Yi, Kwan. (2005). Text classification using a hidden Markov model.

Professional activities: 
  • ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) Board of Directors – Director-at-Large (2015-2017).
Research areas: 
Bibliometrics, altmetrics
Children's information behaviour
Human-computer interaction
Current research: 

SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Towards a Model of Metaliteracy for Academic and Everyday- Life Information Seeking and Use (2016-2018)

Selected publications: 

Dania Bilal & Jamshid Beheshti, Editors. (2014). New Directions in Children's and Adolescents' Information Behavior Research. Library and Information Science Series (Vol. 10). Bingley UK: Emerald Group.







Jamshid Beheshti & Andrew Large, Editors. (2012). Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century. Scarecrow Press

For additional publications and other information, please see full CV, above.

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