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Konstantina Martzoukou
Title: Dr
First Name: Konstantina
Surname: Martzoukou
Position: Teaching Excellence Fellow
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Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Konstantina Martzoukou is Teaching Excellence Fellow and Course Leader for the MSc Information & Library Studies.

Academic Background

Konstantina holds a Ph.D in information seeking behaviour, an MSc in Information & Library Studies and an MA in English. She also holds an ILM L5 Certificate (Institute of Leadership and Management) and she is a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education (SFHEA UK).

Konstantina’s research interests include the following themes:

  • Information literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Web information seeking behaviour models
  • Web search engines and user system interaction
  • Methodological approaches in the study of information behaviour (holistic, user-based)
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) of information professionals
  • Distance learning teaching approaches and methods

Awards

Outstanding Reviewer – (Information Management Journal) Emerald Literati Award 2019.

Top Reviewer - 81st Annual Meeting of Asis&t  Association of Information Science and Technology  2018.

RGU STAR Awards – ‘Certificate of Recognition’ (2019 & 2020).

‘Postgraduate Choice Award’ (RGU 2017).

DELTA ‘Student Transitions Enhancement Award’ (RGU, 2015, QAA Scotland)

‘Outstanding Lecturer’ Award (RGU 2014).

‘I love my Lecturer’ award (RGU 2012).

‘I love my Lecturer’ Recognition Award (RGU 2011).

Research Interests

Konstantina’s research interests include the following themes:

  • Information literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Web information seeking behaviour models
  • Web search engines and user system interaction
  • Methodological approaches in the study of information behaviour (holistic, user-based)
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) of information professionals
  • Distance learning teaching approaches and methods

Current Research

Digital competence for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership (current).

“Lost in information? New Syrian Scots’ information literacy wayfinding practices”. Research project funded by the Information Literacy Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (completed).

‘MADDIE IS ONLINE’: Teaching schoolchildren digital resilience and information literacy. An educational video cartoon series. Series 1 Online Resilience. Reflections on social media and cyberbullying. Series 2 Misinformation.

Doctoral Supervision

Communities of Practice in Information Literacy (completed).

Effects of Information Literacy skills on information use amongst students in Universities in Northern Nigeria.

Information Literacy of Actors in a Theatrical Context.

The development of a model for the evaluation of the impact of information services on a socio-cultural and economic level.

Accessibility and usability of prostate cancer information among rural dwellers, south-east, Nigeria (completed).

Information Behaviours and their Impact within Information Services Scotland (completed).

External / Professional Roles

Editorial Advisory Committee (Library Management Journal, 2016- present) & Editor of Special Issue (The future role of librarians - 2017).

Online Community Network Founder: OneHE (Information, Digital and Media Literacy https://mailchi.mp/bf15273eba8b/mindsets).

Conference Programme Committees: European Conference on Information Literacy, Higher Education Advances Conference, Valencia, Spain.

Grants Assessment Panel (GAP) member ESRC:  GCRF 'Inequalities and Skills acquisition in young people' (6th September 2018).  

Project Grants Reviewer COALESCE 2019 - Irish Research Council: Fund for research that addresses national and global societal challenges.

Associate Member CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).

Award Judge: U.K. CILIP Information Literacy Award - LILAC conference (from 2018) & U.K. CILIP Information Literacy Student Award - LILAC conference (2014 - 2017).

External Evaluation: Member of Expert Panel for Quality and Qualifications Ireland - Validation of Master of Science in Information and Library Management (Level 9) (2014); Coordinator External Evaluation of the Department Archives and Library Science of the Ionian University in Greece: Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (HQAA) programme (7-12 November 2011)

Peer reviewer: European Conference on Information Literacy; HEAd'16 Conference on Higher Education Advances; Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference; Journal of Information Science; Journal of Library and Information Science; Journal of Information Literacy; Annual Meeting of The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T); Library Review; Facet Publishing; Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Certified Peer Review Mentor: Publons Certified Academy Mentor

Acted as external Ph.D examiner (University of Tampere (Finland), University of Manchester (UK), Ionian University (Greece).

Publications

JOURNAL PAPERS

MARTZOUKOU, K., FULTON, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. and LAVRANOS, C. 2020. A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. Journal of Documentation [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2020-0041.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2020. ‘Maddie is Online’: An educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children (paper submitted)

MARTZOUKOU, K.  & BURNETT, S. 2018. Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. Journal of Documentation, 74(5), pp. 1104-1132

COGAN, A. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. The Information Literacy and Continuous Professional Development Practices of Teachers at a Jewish Day School. Reference Services Review

KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K. KORFIATIS, N. & NIAKAS, D.  2018. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: A qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources and barriers. Health Systems.

MARTZOUKOU, K. & SAYYAD, E. 2017. Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of Documentation, 73(4), pp.634-665

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K PAPADATOS, J. 2017. The role of personality in musicians’ information seeking for creativity. Information Research. 22(2), paper 756. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-2/paper756.html

MARTZOUKOU, K. & ELLIOT, J. 2016. The Development of Digital Literacy Skills of Public Librarians: A Case study of Four U.S. Public Libraries, Communications in Information Literacy, 10(1)

MARTZOUKOU, K. & KEMP, V. 2016. Nurturing Supportive and Engaging Induction Environments for Distance-learning Students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 228, 535–540 doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082

TAIT, E., MARTZOUKOU, K. & REID, P. 2016. Libraries for the Future: the role of IT Utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. Palgrave Communications Humanities and Social Sciences

KOSTAGIOLAS, P. GOREZIS, P. MARTZOUKOU, K.  DELIGEORGIS, D. &  NIAKAS, D. 2016. Linking physicians’ medical practice information needs, resources and barriers to job satisfaction Journal of Documentation, 72 (6) pp. 1134 – 1153 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2015-0133

LAVRANOS, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K. & PAPADATOS, J.  2015. Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: Conceptual analysis and literature review. Journal of Documentation, 71(5)

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, CH. & MARTZOUKOU, K. AND PAPADATOS, J. 2015. Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. Library Management, 36(8/9)

KOSTAGIOLAS, P. MARTZOUKOU, K. GEORGANTZI, G. & NIAKAS, D. 2013. Information seeking behaviour of parents of paediatric patients for clinical decision making: the central role of information literacy in a participatory setting. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 18(3).

PATTERSON, L. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. Canadian Information Professionals' involvement in information synthesis and analysis. Journal of Librarianship  and Information Science, 44 (1), pp.47-64

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2008. Students’ attitudes towards web search Engines: increasing appreciation of sophisticated search strategies. Libri, 58 (43), pp.137-210

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2005. A review of Web information seeking research: considerations of method and foci of interest.  Information Research, 10(2) paper 215

CONFERENCE PAPERS

MARTZOUKOU, K.  & LAUTERBACH, T. 2020 Exploring Law students’ digital competencies in the continuum of life-long learning. RGU Learning and Teaching Conference 2020. RGU PROFESSIONALS 4.0

MARTZOUKOU, K. FULTON, C. & KOSTAGIOLAS, P. 2019. The digital native myth. Exploring students’ digital competencies: widening access and opportunities in borderless education. Learning and Teaching Conference. Robert Gordon University, May 2019 (nominated for best paper).

 MARTZOUKOU, K.2019.  Digital competencies for digital citizenship of pre-teen children: some reflections for librarians LILAC 2019. University of Nottingham 24-26 April 2019.

MCCLUSKEY-DEAN, C. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2019. Identifying and facilitating a community of practice in information literacy: collaborative learning at a university. LILAC 2019. University of Nottingham 24-26 April 2019.

MCKINNEY, P., HICKS, A., MARTZOUKOU, K. & SECKER J. 2019. Information literacy in everyday life: the role of information literacy practitioners, researchers and the Information Literacy Group. Lilac 2019. University of Nottingham 24-26 April 2019.

MARTZOUKOU, K. & FULTON, C. 2018. Digital competence for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership. European Conference on Information Literacy, 24-27 September 2018, Oulu, Finland

LOCKERBIE, H. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. The everyday information experiences of breastfeeding mothers. European Conference on Information Literacy, 24-27 September 2018, Oulu, Finland

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-finding practices: Phase 1 Research Findings. LILAC conference. Swansea University (Bay Campus). 10-12 APRIL 2017

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. The Information Experiences of Syrian new Scots: more than meets the eye

Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-findings practices. 2017. I3 Information Interactions and Impact conference 27-30 June 2017 Aberdeen

MARTZOUKOU, K. KOSTAGIOLAS, P. BOUNTOURI, C. & NIAKAS, D. 2016. The value of information related practices in patient-doctor relationships. European Conference on Information Literacy, 10-13 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

MARTZOUKOU, K. & SAYYAD ABDI, 2016. Everyday LIFE Information Literacy: a review of the literature. European Conference on Information Literacy, 10-13 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

MARTZOUKOU, K. & KEMP, V. 2016.  Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning postgraduate students. HEAd'16 Conference on Higher Education Advances, 21-23 June 2016, Valencia, Spain

MARTZOUKOU, K. & KEMP, V. 2016.  Working in the dark? An examination of postgraduate students’ course induction experiences. The Enterprising Teacher: doing things differently, doing different things. 4th May 2016.  Aberdeen Business School   

ARIF, S. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. An investigation into the digital literacy competences of PhD students incorporating social networking tools throughout the research lifecycle. Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). 21-23 March 2016, University College Dublin Library, Dublin

MARTZOUKOU, K. & KEMP, V. 2015. The online induction experiences of distance-learning postgraduate students. An opportunity for all? The Business of Business Schools, Learning from the past. Building for the future 12-13 November 2015, Aberdeen Business School 

HUNWICK, L. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2015. The role of the NHS library in the adaptation process of internationally recruited nurses from the Philippines: information literacy, evidence-based nursing and belongingness I3 Conference 2015 Conference, Aberdeen

KOSTAGIOLAS, P. MARTZOUKOU, K. ARTOPOULOU, E.  & NIAKAS, D.  2015. The impact of citizens’ online information seeking behaviour on health related quality of life. I3 Conference 2015, Aberdeen

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K PAPADATOS, J. 2015. The impact of personality traits on music information seeking and musical creativity.  I3 Conference 2015, Aberdeen 

MARTZOUKOU, K. & ELLIOTT, J. 2015. Digital literacy and inclusion in public libraries: developing technical and higher-level skills. European Conference on Information Literacy, 19-22 October 2015, Tallinn, Estonia

KOSTAGIOLAS, P. MARTZOUKOU, K. KAKAVITSAS, F., & NIAKAS, D.  2015. The impact of GPs’ information seeking behaviour on their attitude towards participatory medicine. European Conference on Information Literacy, 19-22 October 2015, Tallinn, Estonia

MARTZOUKOU, K. & TRAMANTZA, E. 2014. Novel links in embedded librarianship for information literacy. The Second European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Dubrovnik, Croatia, p. 20-23 October 2014, p. 62.

KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., MARTZOUKOU, K., INTAS, G., NIAKAS, D. 2014. How nurses behave online? Nurses’ online information needs and internet seeking behaviour. Second International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour – SMHB, Zurich; Switzerland (25 – 26 October, 2014)

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2013. Empowering Information Literacy and CPD of Librarians. European Conference in Information Literacy, Istanbul, Turkey, 22-25 October 2013

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2007. That’s me! Trial-and-error...I’ll find that later! An investigation of students’ perception of search tactics when using Web search engines”. I3 Information: Interactions and Impact. 25-28th June 2007. The Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen. Scotland

MARTZOUKOU, K., MCPAKE, J., STEPHEN, C. & PLOWMAN, L. 2005.  Entering e-Society: young children’s development of e-literacies – Phase 1 findings. SERA Scottish Education Research Association 2005,  24th – 26th November, 2005, Perth.

MARTZOUKOU, K., 2004.  Methodological considerations in research foci of current web information seeking research.  ISIC 2004: the 5th Information Seeking in Context Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 1-3 September 2004

NEWTON, R. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2002. The development of an holistic model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education, encompassing use of Internet search engines. Doctoral Workshop of the 4th conference in Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Lisbon: Portugal.NOLAN, Marie E. and REID, Peter H.  Pride and Glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War. Library History, 21(1), March 2005, pp.9-28.

BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2019. Scottish Public Libraries Welcome Syrian new Scots: a transition from being a refugee to becoming an active part of the community. In S. Goldstein. Informed societies – why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy. Facet Publishing.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2019. Re-establishing values, constructing new missions: the value of modern library in the development of information and digital literacy in public life. Toronto University. In Patricia Demers and Antonia Samek, Collection of International Essays (in press)

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K. & LAVRANOS, C (Eds.).  2016. Trends in Music Information Seeking, Behavior, and Retrieval for Creativity. IGI Global

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C. & MARTZOUKOU, K.  2016. Theoretical and Applied Issues on the Impact of Information on Musical Creativity: An Information Seeking Behavior Perspective. In p. KOSTAGIOLAS, k. MARTZOUKOU, K. & c. LAVRANOS (Eds). Trends in Music Information Seeking, Behavior, and Retrieval for Creativity. IGI Global.

KOSTAGIOLAS, P.  MARTZOUKOU, K. KAKAVITSAS, F. & NIAKAS, D. 2015. The Participatory Medicine Attitudes of General Practitioners in Greece: An Information Behaviour Perspective". Information Literacy: Moving Toward Sustainability, 552, Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 383-393

MARTZOUKOU, K. & TRAMANTZA, E. 2014. Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, 492, p.446

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2013. Empowering information literacy and continuing professional development of librarians: new paradigms for learning. Communications in Computer and Information Science. 397, Springer, pp.647-654 (available at https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-319-03919-0.pdf)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

MARTZOUKOU, K. and WORK, F. 2019. A focus on student belongingness as a multi-layered concept. OneHE Global Engagement Network (as part of the Global Conversation on ‘Humanising the digital in HE’)

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. CILIP UPDATE. Accredited courses in a post-truth world. April 2017. Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, pp.28-31.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012 . Review of WEBER, S. And DIXON, S. 2007. Growing up online. Young people and digital technologies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Education in the North, 19 (in press).

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2007. Making an impact. Information Scotland, 5(5), p.17

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. Book Foreword. In C. LAVRANOS. Information and Creativity. Epikentro: Athens, Greece.

REPORTS

MARTZOUKOU, K. & BURNETT, S. 2017. Final research project report submitted to the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Information Literacy Group on ‘Lost in Information? Syrian new Scots’ Information Literacy Way-finding Practices. 15 June 2017.

INVITED TALKS

MARTZOUKOU, K., and BURNETT, S. 2020. SYRIAN NEW SCOTS INFORMATION LITERACY WAY-FINDINGS PRACTICES. RIVAL, Edinburgh.

MARTZOUKOU, K. and GEEKIE, J. 2019. Celebrating UNESCO MIL Week 2019: Case studies using the Information literacy group (ILG) definition of Information Literacy  exploring children’s information and digital literacy issues. 24th October 2019 (invited talk for CILIP ILG Group)

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2019. The role of the public library as an enabler of accessible and inclusive information literacy for diverse user communities. Keynote. Public and Mobile Libraries (PMLG) Conference. 4 October 2019.  Canada Water Library and Theatre, London.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2019. Syrian New Scots: the Way Forward. A transition from being a refugee to becoming an active part of the community. Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) Away Day -  5th June 2019 - Strathclyde University.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Information Literacy and Syrian new Scots. The Right Information. Digital Skills for the 21st century Scotland. Digital & Information Literacy Forum 2017 organised by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and the Scottish Government https://scottishlibraries.org/media/1697/digital-and-information-literacy-forum-2017-programme.pdf

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Scotland Welcomes refugees – the roles of the library in resettlement and inclusion: Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-findings practices. CILIPS Annual Conference 2017: Strategies for Success, 5-6 June 2017, Dundee.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Beyond “Grey in Sepia”: Empowering the everyday life information literacy of Syrian new Scots. CILIP Annual Conference: 5-6 July 2017 Manchester

MARTZOUKOU,K. 2017 Lecture Capture: BbC & Panopto. Focus on Distance-Learning Staff Presentation for Robert Gordon University Department of the Enhancement for Teaching and Learning.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments. Course Welcome Area Workshop for Robert Gordon University Staff. 22 June 2017

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Lost in Information? Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-Finding Practices. Information Literacy Community of Practice. Edinburgh. December 2016.

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Information Seeking Behaviour 18th May 2017   - Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane, Australia

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Re-establishing values, constructing new missions: the value of modern library in the development of information and digital literacy in public life. Around the World Conference' Libraries, Archives & Public Life, 11/05 http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/category/archive/atw2016-archive/

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Information Seeking Behaviour: ‘more than meets the eye’. 11th May 2016   - Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane, Australia

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Lost in Information? Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-finding Practices. Information Literacy CoP. Edinburgh, 6th December 2016. Presentation available from https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/lost-in-information-syrian-new-scots-information-literacy-wayfinding-practices

Expert Panel Discussion member: CILIPS Conference June 2015: ‘Future of our profession’   

Internal Professional Activities

  • RGU Pedagogy Statement (University Senior Working Group, Sub Group Lead, 2019)
  • RGU CampusMoodle Online Peer Review Project short life working group (School of Nursing and Midwifery – Advisory role)
  • RGU Teaching Leaning & Assessment Sub-Committee (2018- )
  • RGU Teaching and Learning Conference Committee (2019/20)
  • RGU Department for the Enhancement of Teaching Learning and Assessment (DELTA) - Working group on enhancing the ODL student experience & online marking and assessment (2016-7).
  • Member of the Assessment Board for DELTA: taught modules.
  • ‘Critical Friend’ of Higher education Academy Fellowship programme at RGU
  • RGU Academic Council Elected Member for ABS (2014-17).