Constantia Constantinou

Constantia Constantinou is a distinguished global leader renowned for her pioneering work in integrating large university library systems with broader academic missions. With a career marked by innovation and strategic vision, she has spearheaded digital, multimedia, and technology initiatives within prestigious institutions. As Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania, Constantinou led the executive management of all nineteen libraries, driving impactful strategies to enhance student learning, engagement, fundraising, and community partnerships. Previously, she served as Dean of University Libraries at the State University of New York, Stony Brook University, and Maritime College, where she formulated ambitious plans to redefine libraries as collaborative hubs for scholarly and digital endeavors. Her dedication to advancing open access and digital humanities culminated in the establishment of a Center for Scholarly Communication. Constantinou’s expertise spans various leadership roles, including positions at New York University, Rutgers University Libraries, and Iona College. As a Fulbright Scholar, and as a Fulbright Specialist, she has actively contributed to the global library community through publications, conference presentations, and leadership roles in prominent organizations such as the Association of Research Libraries and the International Federation of Library Associations. Among her many publications, she is the author and co editor of the book “Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership” Miller, M. J., Schlesinger, K., & Constantinou, C. (Eds.). (2017). International librarianship: developing professional, intercultural, and educational leadership / edited by Constantia Constantinou, Michael J. Miller and Kenneth Schlesinger. State University of New York Press.  Beyond her professional achievements, Constantinou is a talented classical guitarist, holding degrees in Music from Queens College, where she also earned her Master of Library Science. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she was honored with the Distinguished Alumna award from the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College in 2014.

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