Head of Department

Prof. Noa Aharony

Head of Department
502/4, Room 14
Reception Hours
By Appointment


Ph.D- School of Education, Bar Ilan University, 2002.
M.A- Information Science, Bar Ilan University, 1997.
Teacher Certificate- English, Bar Ilan University, 1984.
B.A- Counseling Education and English Literature, Tel-Aviv University, 1983.

Academic Positions held in the University

 Professor, Department of Information Science, 2016

Head, Department of Information Science, 2014 -

Associate Professor, Department of Information Science, 2014-2016

Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Science, 2011-2014

Areas of Research Interest

  • Information Literacy
  • Distance Education
  • Web 2.0
  • Librarians' and Information Scientists' Education
  • Perceived value and the use of new technologies by various groups:
    Library and Information Science (LIS) students, librarians and information professionals,
    politicians and the general public
  • Information Literacy
  • Social Media

  • E-learning

  • Education of the LIS community



Course no. 35-707: Social Science Resources

Course no. 35-951: Information literacy

Course no. 35-949: Social Media Seminar

Course no. 35-982: Advanced Internet Course

Course no. 35-996: Doctoral Colloquium




1. Aharony, N. (2004). Reference rules according to the APA style. Meidaat, 1, 81-

          86. (In Hebrew).

2. Aharony, N. (2006). Different perceptions among Library and Information Science

      students who study in three different institutions. Meidaat, 2, 27- 42. (In


3. Aharony, N. (2006). The use of learning strategies among students learning

   English  in an  Internet environment.  Dapim, 38, 153-182. (In Hebrew) (A).

4.  Aharony, N. (2007). School library and its librarians. Perceptions and attitudes of

    the pupils, teachers and librarians. Meidaat, 3, 32-44. (In Hebrew).

5. Aharony, N. (2006). The librarian and the information scientist: Different

                      perceptions among Israeli information science students. Library & Information

                      Science Research 28 (2), 235-249.

6. Aharony, N. (2006). The use of "Deep" and "Surface" learning strategies among

         students   learning  English as a foreign language in an  Internet environment.

         British Journal   of    Educational Psychology 76 (2), 851-866.

7. Aharony, N., Raban, D. (2008). Economics of information goods: An

         interdisciplinary subject for Israeli LIS and MBA curricula. Library &

        Information  Science Research 30 (2), 102-107.

8. Dotan, G., Aharony, N. (2008). Information literacy roles of library media

         specialists in high schools: Israeli perspectives. Journal of Information

         Literacy, 2 (1), ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/viewArticle/27

9. Aharony, N. (2009). The use of Wiki in a knowledge management academic

                   course: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Web Librarianship, 3 (1), 35-53.

10. Aharony, N. (2009). Web 2.0 use by librarians. Library & Information  Science

                      Research, 31 (1), 29-37.

11. Aharony, N. (2009). Librarians' attitudes towards marketing library services.

                      Journal  of Librarianship and Information Science, 41 (1), 39- 50.

12. Bronstein, J. Aharony, N. (2009). Views and dreams: A Delphi investigation into

                      Library 2.0 applications. Journal of Web Librarianship, 3 (2), 89.

13. Aharony,N. (2009).  The influence of LIS students' personality characteristics on

                       their perceptions towards Web 2.0 use.  Journal of Librarianship and

                      Information Science (41) 4, 227-241.

14. Aharony, N. (2009). An exploratory analysis of librarians' blogs: Their

            development,  nature and changes. Aslib Proceedings, 61 (6), 587- 604.

15. Aharony, N. (2009). Librarians and information scientists Blogosphere: An

            exploratory  analysis. Library & Information Science Research 31, 174– 181.

16. Aharony, N. (2010). LIS blogs'  comments: An exploratory analysis. Libri.  60(1),


17. Aharony, N. (2010). Twitter use in libraries: An exploratory analysis. Journal of

                       Web Librarianship, 4(4).

18. Aharony, N. (2010). Information literacy in the professional literature: An

                       exploratory analysis. Aslib Proceedings. 62 (3), 261-282.

19. Aharony, N. (2011). Librarians' attitudes towards knowledge management.

                       College  &    Research Libraries, 72 (2), 111-128.

20. Aharony, N. (2011). Web 2.0 in the professional LIS literature: An exploratory

                       analysis. Journal of Librarianship and   Information Science, 43, 3-13.

21. Aharony , N. (2011). Library and Information Science students' feedback in an

                       online course.  Journal of Education for Library and Information   Science, 52

                       (4), 305-  319.

22.  Aharony. N. (2012) Library and Information Science research areas: A content

             analysis of journal articles: 2007 – 2008. Journal of Librarianship and

             Information Science , 44 (1), 27-35.

23. Aharony, N. (2012).  Facebook use in libraries: An exploratory analysis. Aslib

                Proceedings.    64 (4). 358-372.

24. Aharony, N. (2012). Twitter use by three political leaders: An exploratory

           analysis.  Online Information Review, 36 (4), 587 – 603.

25. Aharony, N. (2012). Academic libraries websites: 2000- 2010.    The

           Electronic  Library, 30 (6), 764-776.

26. Aharony, N. , & Bronstein, J. (2012).  A Delphi investigation into future trends

            in E-Learning. Interactive Learning Environments.  DOI:


27. Aharony, N. (2012). WikiLeaks comments: A study of responses to articles.

           Online  Information Review, 36 (6), 828-845.

28. Aharony, N. (2013). Facebook use by library and information science students.

            Aslib Proceedings 65 (1), 19-39.

29. Aharony, N. (2013). LIS students' perceptions towards the assimilation of e-

            books in the  library: An exploratory analysis. Journal of Education for

           Library and  Information Science, 54 (1).

30. Aharony, N. (2013). Librarians' attitudes towards mobile services.  Aslib 

             Proceedings, 65 (4), 358-375.

31. Aharony, N. , Bronstein, J. (2014). Academic librarians' perceptions on

            information literacy: The Israeli perspective. portal: Libraries and the

           Academy, 103-119.

32. Rafaeli, S. , Bar-Ilan, J. , Baruchson, S. , Aharony, N. , & Yaari, E. (2013). I just

         wanted to ask? A comparison of user studies of the citizens advice bureau

         (SHIL) in Israel. Journal of Librarianship and  Information Science.  doi:


33. Aharony, N. LIS students’ perceptions of M-Learning.  (2014). Journal of   

          Librarianship and   Information Science, 46 (1), 48-61.

34. Aharony, N. (2014). Mobile libraries: Librarians' and students' perspectives.

            College & Research Libraries, 75 (2), 202-217.

35. Aharony, N. (2014). The effect of personal and situational factors on LIS

              students' and professionals' intentions to use E-books . Library &

             Information Science Research, 36 (106-113). 10.1016/j.lisr.2014.01.001

36. Aharony, N. (2014). Factors affecting the adoption of e-books by information

            professionals.  Journal of Librarianship and   Information Science.

            DOI: 10.1177/0961000614532120

37. Aharony, N. (2014). Factors affecting adoption of Facebook: The Israeli LIS

            community perspective. College & Research Libraries, 75 (6), 878-894.

38. Aharony, N. (2014). Factors affecting the adoption of cloud computing by

           information  professionals. The Electronic Library.

39. Aharony, N. (2014). Cloud computing:  Information professionals' and

          educational technology experts' perspectives. Library High Technology.

40. Aharony, N. , & Kooper,  Z. (2014). Content analysis of Talkbacks in articles

         dealing with elderly's abuse, violence and neglect. Meiddat (In Hebrew).

41. Bronstein, J. , & Aharony, N. (2014). Personal and political elements of the

         use of social networks sites. Information Research.

42. Aharony, N. (2014). What's App: A social capital perspective. Online Information


43. Aharony, N. (2015). Why do students use What's App? An exploratory study.

         Aslib Journal of Information Management, 67 (2), 136 – 158.  

44.  Aharony, N., & Prebor, G. (2015). Librarians' and Information Professionals'

         Perspectives towards Discovery Tools - An Exploratory Study. The Journal of

         Academic Librarianship, 41 (4), 429-440.

45.  Aharony, N. , & Shonfeld, M. (2015). ICT use:  Educational technology and

         library and information science students' perspectives – An exploratory study.


46.  Amichai-Hamburger, Y. , Gazit, T. , Bar-Ilan, J. , Perez, O. , Aharony, N. ,

         Bronstein, J. , & Dyne, S. (2015). Psychological factors behind the lack of

        participation in online discussions. Computers in Human Behavior, 55 (A), 268-


47.  Aharony, N.  , & Bar-Ilan, Judit (2015). Students’ reading preferences: An

          exploratory study. Journal of Librarianship and   Information Science.

48.  Prebor, G. , & Aharony, N. (2015). Discovery tools in Israeli libraries: Usage and

          satisfaction. Meidaat. (In Hebrew).  http://www.meidaat.org.il/ .

49.  Rothchield, N., Aharony, N. (2015). Empathetic communication among discourse

         participants in virtual communities of people who suffer from mental illnesses.

         Information Research

50. Aharony, N., & Gazit, T. (2015). The importance of the WhatsApp family group: An

          exploratory analysis. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 58 (2), 174-192.

51. Aharony, N. (2016). Relationships among attachment theory, social capital perspective

      personality characteristics, and Facebook self-disclosure. Aslib Journal of Information Management,     68 (3),362-386

52.  Aharony, N., & Bar-Ilan, Judit (2016). Students’ perceptions on MOOCs: An

   :exploratory study. IJELL (12). DOI


53. Aharony, N., & Shachaf , O. (2016). The effects of information overload on reference librarians. Library and Information Science Research.

54.  Bronstein, J., Gazit, T., Perez, O., Bar-Ilan, J., Aharony, N., & Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2016). An examination of the factors contributing to participation in online forums. Aslib Journal of Information Management.

55. Aharony, N. , & Goldman, R. (2017). Internet use and e-health literacy: An Israeli perspective on vaccination. Information Research.

 56. Aharony, N. , & Gonen, S. (2017). Social Capital on Facebook. Libri.

57. Aharony, N. (2017). Factors affecting student mobile phone use: An exploratory study of LIS Israeli students. The Electronic Library, 35 (6), 1098-1121, doi.org/10.1108/EL-06-2016-0131

58. Aharony, N. , Zion, A. (2017). The Effects of WhatsApp's Use on Working Memory Performance among Youth. Journal of Educational Computing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0735633117749431.

59.  Mizrachi, D. , Salaz, M.,  Kurbanoglu, Serap; et al. Group Author(s): ARFIS Research Group. (2018). Academic reading format preferences and behaviors among university students worldwide: A comparative survey analysis. PLOS ONE, (13), 5.   Article Number: e0197444   

60. Aharony, N. , & Gur, H. (2017). The relationships between personality, perceptual, cognitive and technological variables and students' level of information literacy. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

61. Aharony, N. , Bar-Ilan, J. , Julien, H. , Kahana, M. , Kooper, T. (2017).  Acceptance of Altmetrics by LIS scholars– An exploratory study. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

62. Gazit, T., Bronstein, J., Amichai-Hamburger, Y., Aharony, N., Bar-Ilan, J., & Perez, O. (2018).  Active participants and lurkers in online discussion groups: A qualitative analysis of focus groups. Information Research, In Press.

63. Perez, O. , Bar-Ilan, J.,    Gazit, T. , Aharony, N. , Amichai-Hamburger, Y., &   Bronstein, J.  (2018). The prospects of E-Democracy: An experimental study of collaborative E- Rulemaking. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. In Press.

64. Gazit, T., Aharony, N. (2018). Factors explaining participation in WhatsApp groups: An exploratory study. Aslib Journal of Information Management. In Press.

65. Aharony, N., Gazit, T. (2018).  Students' information literacy self-efficacy: An  exploratory study. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. In Press.

66. Bronstein, J. , Aharony, N. , & Bar-Ilan, J. (2018). Politicians' use of Facebook during Elections: Use of emotionally-based discourse, personalization, social media engagement and vividness.  Aslib Journal of Information Management.   In Press

67. Aharony, N., Gazit, T. (2019).  Factors affecting students' information literacy self-efficacy. Library Hi Tech, In press. 

68. Ben-Amran, S. , Aharony, N. , & Bar-Ilan, J. (2019). Elementary school pupils’ information literacy – a case study. Dapim. In press.

69. Gazit, T. , Amichai-Hamburger, Y., &     Aharony, N. (2019).  Tell me who you are and I will tell you which SNS you use: SNSs Participation" Online Information Review. In Press. 

70. Aharony, N. , Julien, H. , & Nadel-Kritz, N. (2019). Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in Israeli Academic Libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. In Press. 

71.Cooper, T., Aharony, N., Bar-Ilan, J. and Rabin Margalioth, S. (2019). Women in academia: Abibliometric perspective. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information    Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019. Information Research, 24(4), paper colis1926. Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/24-4/colis/colis1926.html (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/...)

72. Ben-Amran, S. , Aharony, N. , & Bar-Ilan, J. (2020). Pupils’ perspective about Information Literacy - a case study. Meidaat. In Press

73.Yavetz, G., Aharony, N. (2020). Social media in government offices: Usage and strategies. Aslib Journal of Information Management. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AJIM-11-2019-0313/full/html

74.Aharony, N., Bouchnik, D., & Reich, N. (2020). Israeli Teachers’ and teenagers’ attitude towards Information Security: A quantitative study. Meidaat.

75.Ben-Amran, S., Aharony, N., & Bar-Ilan, J. (2020).  Information Literacy education in primary schools: A case study. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.  

76.Aharony, N., Bouchnik, D., & Reich, N. (2020). Readiness for Information  Security of teachers as a function of their personality traits and their assessment of threats. Aslib Journal of Information Management.

77. Cooper, Z. , Aharony, N. , & Bar-Ilan, J. (2021). Gender differences in the Israeli academia: A bibliometric analysis of different disciplines. Aslib Journal of Information Management.

78. Aharony, N. , & Ayalon, A. (2021). “Did it take you three years to learn how to return a book to the shelf?”: School, public, and academic librarians’ perceptions of professional self-image in relation to the social status of librarianship and information science.  Meidaat.

79. Bouchnik, D., & Reich, , & Aharony, N. (2021). Willingness to information security as a function of personality characteristics and threat assessment among adolescents. Online Information Review.

80. Yavetz, G., Aharony, N. (2021). Social media for government information dissemination: Content, characteristics and civic engagement. Aslib Journal of Information Management.

81.  Shonfeld, M., Aharony, N., Nadel-Kritz, N. (2021). Teachers’ perceived information-literacy self-efficacy. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

82. Rothschild, N., Aharony, N. (2021). Self-disclosure in public and private groups of people with mental illnesses in Facebook. Online Information Review.

83. Hadad, S., & Aharony, N. (2022). Scientific publication in open and closed access among Israeli researchers: A bibliometric research. Meiddat - Information Science Journal [Hebrew].

84. Avizohar, C., Gazit, T. and Aharony, N. (2022), "Facebook medical support groups: the communication privacy management perspective", Aslib Journal of Information Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-10-2021-0298

85. Yavetz, G., Aharony, N. and Sofer, Y.Y. (2022), "Information needs and seeking behaviors of Israeli citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak", Aslib Journal of Information Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-06-2021-0167

86. Yavetz, G., & Aharony, N. (2022). The Users’ Point of View: Towards a Model of Government Information Behavior on Social Media. Heliyon. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10146

87.Zhitomirsky, Y., & Aharony, N. (2022). The Effect of a Patient Education Multimodal Digital Platform on Knowledge Acquisition, Self-efficacy, and Patient Satisfaction. Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN, 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000939. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000939

88. Rothschild, N. , Aharony, N. (2022). Motivations for Sharing Personal Information and Self-Disclosure in Public and Private Facebook Groups of Mentally Ill People. Aslib Journal of Information Management (Forthcoming).


  Publications – Non Referred

89.  Web 2.0 in schools of library and information science in the

           USA:  Are we missing the boat? Ariadne, 54, January, 2008. Cited 23 (GS)

90. Aharony N. (2009). Librarians and information scientists Blogosphere: An

            overview.  An invited chapter for Internet Issues: Blogging, the Digital Divide

            and  Digital Libraries, Nova Publishers.

91. A guest Forum article for June 2013 Informed Librarian Online issue: Librarians

           and LIS students' attitudes towards mobile services.



Articles in Conference Proceedings


1. Dotan, G. , & Aharony, N. (2006). Information power standards in high

       schools libraries, as a basis for collaboration with school teachers: A

       snapshot. A   national conference: Study design in the age of standards, 83-

       85.   (In  Hebrew).

2. Aharony, N. and D. R. Raban (2006). Perspectives of lecturers, students,

        and   practitioners on information economics. IADIS International

        Conference: e-  Society  2006, Dublin, Ireland, 19-24.

3. Aharony, N., Raban, D. (2007). Economics of information goods: An

           interdisciplinary  subject for the Library and Information Science and

           MBA curricula.  Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies, 9-16. (In


4. Aharony, N. (2008).  The use of Wiki in a knowledge management

         academic course: A qualitative investigation.  Informing Science and

         Information Technology Joint Conference, Varna, Bulgaria,


5. Aharony, N. (2008).  The use of Wiki in a knowledge management

          academic course: A qualitative investigation.  Chais Conference on

           Instructional  Technologies Research, 8-13. (In Hebrew).

6. Aharony, N. (2010).  Students' feedback in an online course: A case

           study.    Meital    8th    conference, 1-5. (In  Hebrew).

7. Aharony, N. Bronstein, J. (2012). A Delphi Investigation into the future

         of distance education. IADIS International Conference: e-Society

         2012, Berlin,  Germany (432-437).


8. Aharony, N. Bronstein, J. (2012). A Delphi investigation into the future

    of distance education. Chais conference, 7-13.(In  Hebrew).

9. Aharony, N. Bronstein, J. (2012). A Delphi investigation into the future

    of E-learning , 2nd World Conference on   Educational Technology

    Researches, Nicosia, Cyprus. Procedia - Social and Behavioral

    Sciences (p911-914).

10. Aharony, N. (2012).  Library and information science students' perceptions

         towards  M-learning" , Meital  10th  Conference,  173-178.   (In Hebrew).

11. Bar-Ilan J. , Aharony, N. (2013). Students' attitudes and primary insights

         towards  MOOC – An exploratory  study".  Meital Conference, 147-149.

         (In  Hebrew).

12.  Aharony, N. (2013). Information professionals' perspectives of E-books.

          Information: Interactions and Impact (i3), 149-159. Aberdeen,

    Scotland  (p. 149-151).

13. Aharony, N. , Bronstein, J. (2013). Information professionals' attitudes

           towards information literacy: An  exploratory  study.  Information:

           Interactions   and  Impact   (i3), 151-152. Aberdeen,   Scotland. (p. 151-


14.  Aharony, N (2013). Factors affecting the adoption of Facebook by

            information professionals.  ASIST conference proceedings: Digital Library.

15. Aharony, N. (2014). Cloud computing:  A comparison between educational

           technology experts' and information professionals' perspectives. Chais

             conference, (In  Hebrew).

16. Bar-Ilan, J. , & Aharony, N. (2014). Twelve years of Wikipedia research.

       Accepted  as a poster for the ACM WebScience conference 2014, Indiana

       University, 23-26 June.

17. Bronstein, J. , & Aharony, N. (2014). Personal and political elements of the

         use of social networks sites. Accepted for the ISIC conference 2014, Leeds,

        England, 2-5 September.

18.  Aharony, N. , & Bar-Ilan. J. (2014). Students' perceptions on MOOCs.

   Meital Conference,   (In  Hebrew).

19. Bar-Ilan, J. , Bronstein, J. , & Aharony, N. (2015). Israeli parties and

   party leaders on Facebook during the 2013 election campaign. Accepted

    for the iConference, 2015, New Port, California.

20. Shonfeld, M. , & Aharony, N. (2015). Educational Technology and

   Library and Information Science students' attitudes towards ICT

        use. Chais conference  (In  Hebrew).

21. Aharony, N. , & Goldman, R. (2016). Internet use and e-Health literacy: An Israeli perspective

            on vaccination. Poster at COLIS 9 Conference 2016, Uppsala, Sweden.

22. Bronstein, J. , Aharony, N. , & Bar-Ilan, J. (2016).   Emotionally based discourse in the use of

           social networking sites as political platforms. Poster at ISIC 2016 conference, Zadar, Croatia











































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