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Dr Konstantina Martzoukou

Biography Dr Konstantina Martzoukou is Associate Professor and Course Leader (MSc Information and Library Studies) at the Robert Gordon University and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests encompass information and digital literacy, information seeking behaviour and online learning. Currently, she is working on research projects which centre on the development of students' digital literacy within schools and Higher Education. With the ‘Digital Competencies’ ongoing project, she has researched HE students studying in different disciplines and levels of study. Parallel to that Konstantina manages an online community of practice, OneHE Information, Digital and Media Literacy Mindsets, which aims to empower the HE community with digital skills via online collaboration and training. As the creator of a cartoon digital skills project, ‘Maddie is Online’ (funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Library and Information Council), she has also worked with different secondary schools in Scotland and internationally. The project has been featured on BBC's 'Sunday Morning Live' programme and has engaged hundreds of people from the education community and everyday life: librarians, library students, academics, teachers, school children, and parents, following an innovative co-creation model to the design of educational resources that involves story-telling:

Konstantina is also part of the Erasmus+ project 'BRIDGE: Information and Digital Literacy at School. A Bridge to Support Critical Thinking and Equality Values for Primary Education Using Children’s Literature and Transmedia'. It includes a multidisciplinary group of researchers from 6 EU countries:

With previous experience of working with different learners as well as with vulnerable communities, such as Syrian New Scots (The Syrian refugees in Scotland), Konstantina has acted as a member of a number of research related committees, including the Editorial Advisory Committee of Library Management Journal, the European Conference on Information Literacy and the Annual Meeting of The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

Additionally, she has been PhD external examiner at national and international level and invited speaker in several conferences and events, including Keynote Speaker at the 2019 CILIP Public and Mobile Libraries conference and the Panhellenic Academic Libraries conference (2022). She is also co-judge of the Information Literacy Award at the Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). She has previously been ESRC Grants Assessment Panel (GAP) member and Project Grants Reviewer for the Irish Research Council. In 2019 she received an Emerald Literati Award for ‘Outstanding Reviewer'.
Research Interests Information seeking behaviour, information and digital literacy and online learning
Teaching and Learning Information seeking behaviour and use, research methods
Scopus Author ID 8313441400