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Konstantina Martzoukou
Title: Dr
First Name: Konstantina
Surname: Martzoukou
Position: PG Programme Leader
Telephone: 01224 263838
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Duties and Responsibilities

Academic Background

Awards

‘Student Transitions Enhancement Award’ (The Robert Gordon University, 2015) 

‘Outstanding Lecturer’ Award (The Robert Gordon University, 2014) 

‘I love my Lecturer’ Full Award (The Robert Gordon University, 2012). Partly funded by the Higher Education Academy and NUS Scotland)


Research Interests

Konstantina’s research interests include the following themes:

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

Current Research

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

Doctoral Supervision

Communities of Practice in Information Literacy

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

Accessibility and usability of prostate cancer information among rural dwellers, south-east, Nigeria

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

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

Professional Memberships

  • CILIP Associate Member
  • Grampian Information
  • CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology (Committee member)
  • Malta Library and Information Association (2012-13)

External / Professional Roles

  • Editor of Special Issue Library Management Journal (The future role of librarians)
  • Peer Reviewer for the European Conference on Information Literacy; HEAd'17 Conference on Higher Education Advances, Valencia, Spain
  • Editorial Advisory Committee: Library Management Journal
  • Co-judge: LILAC conference student judge (since 2014)
  • Peer Reviewer for the European Conference on Information Literacy. 2017. France.
  • Member of Expert Panel for Quality and Qualifications Ireland: Validation of Master of Science in Information and Library Management (Level 9) (2014)
  • Article Editor: Sage Open (2014) 
  • Chair of Round Table Discussion: “Library Education” at Maltese Libraries: What Future? Malta Library and Information Association, 10 May 2013
  • Peer Reviewer for elpub 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (13-14 June 2013) and 22nd PanHellenic conference on Academic Libraries (University of Patras, 24-25 October 2013)
  • 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 for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Journal of Information Science and Library Review in the area of information seeking and library education (2010)
  • Visiting Lecturer: School of Library and Information Services, Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece (16-27 April 2007)

Publications

Journal Papers

MARTZOUKOU, K. & SAYYAD, E. 2017. Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of Documentation (in press).

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K PAPADATOS, J. 2017. The role of personality in musicians’ information seeking for creativity. Information Research (in press) 

KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K. KORFIATIS, N. & NIAKAS, D.  2017. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: A qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources and barriers. Health Systems (in press).

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: target="_blank">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, 2, no 16070. doi:10.1057/palcomms.2016.70 

KOSTAGIOLAS, P.  MARTZOUKOU, K. KAKAVITSAS, F. & NIAKAS, D. 2016. 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

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)

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

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. 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., 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. 2017. Re-establishing values, constructing new missions: the value of the modern library in the development of information and digital literacy in public life. University of Toronto Press (in press). 

KOSTAGIOLAS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K. & LAVRANOS, C.  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

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

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

 

Invited Talks

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

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

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

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Lost in Information? Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-finding Practices. Information Literacy CoP. Edinburgh, 6 December 2016. 

Internal Professional Activities

RGU DELTA - Working group on enhancing the ODL student experience (2017)

RGU Academic Council Elected Member for ABS (2014-17)

RGU Quality Enhancement Subcommittee  

Transitions Institutional Leadership subgroup member (2016)

Member of Management Governance and Society (IMAGES) (until 2015) 

Faculty Internationalisation Group (2011-12)

FQESC Dissertation Supervision Expectations group (March-April 2014)

Member of the Local Organising Committee and Refereeing Panel: i3

Information, Interactions and Impact conference (RGU)