Research Department The research department started its formal activity in 2000. Important duties of this department are as follows: - Conducting the courses concerning research methodology and methods of preparing questionnaires, assigning research priorities for the organization in the fields of librarianship, information science, manuscripts, documents and maintenance of museums. - Supporting the dissertations of complementary studies based on the research priorities of the organization. - Preparing the ground for the research activities of the staff. - Holding specialized meetings. - Executive management of the newsletter named Daneshvarz and the quarterly journal of the organization titled "The Library and Information Science"