University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Bulgaria
Marina Encheva was awarded a PhD degree in Information Retrieval Systems from Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ in 2006. Her doctoral thesis is entitled ‘Adaptability of the Models for Distance Learning in Library and Information Sciences through the Internet’. Dr. Encheva was a part-time Assistant Professor at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (2007-2010). Since 2010, she has been a full-time Assistant Professor at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT), giving lectures and seminars in E-learning; Electronic Resources and Metadata; Information Market; Business Information Systems; Information Analysis, etc.
Her research interests are in the field of: Technology-enhanced Learning; Information and Digital Literacy; Game-based Learning; Project Management; Library Education.
Dr. Encheva is an author of a monograph (Game-based Approaches in Information Literacy Training, 2018), 2 textbooks (Automated Information Systems and Information Brokering, 2014) and of more than 50 scientific articles. Encheva has experience as a librarian at the Centre for Advanced Study in Sofia and as an expert at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.
She has been working on a number of projects funded by the EU (as a manager and a team member) amongst which: 'Information Literacy: a Game-based Learning Approach for Avoiding Fake Content' (2017-onward), 'Distance learning in Library and Information Sciences and Print Communications' (2012-2014), ‘Introduction of electronic management of administrative and information services in recognition of higher education diplomas’ (2009-2011), etc.
Since 2004 Marina Encheva is a member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) and since 2018 - a member of the Executive Committee of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA).