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Denise Agosto to Deliver 2016 Gryphon Lecture

February 29, 2016

Denise Agosto, PhD, College of Computing & Informatics professor and research fellow at the University of Illinois' Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), will deliver a lecture titled "The True Story of Teens, Social Media, and Libraries: Using Teen-Centered Research to Break Down Pervasive Stereotypes” at the Center for Children’s Books’ 2016 Gryphon Lecture on Friday, March 11.

The annual lecture, which is free and open to the public, features a leading scholar in the field of youth and literature, media and culture.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 126 of the GSLIS Building. A reception will follow in the East Foyer.

Agosto’s research interests include youth information behaviors, public libraries, multicultural issues in youth library services, and qualitative research methods. She is the executive director of CCI's Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society.

She is the recipient of national teaching awards from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).