Denise Agosto’s research focuses on information literacy with a specific focus on how children and teens use social media and the internet to gather information. In addition to her work on young people’s use of digital media, she has published and presented on the role libraries play in helping people identify misinformation and disinformation online, and on young people’s online privacy and safety. Her most recent book is Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News (2018). Agosto is an expert in youth information behavior and public libraries and has authored studies on how children and teens use online social networks and other digital media, the changing role of libraries among young populations, and young people’s perceptions of online privacy and safety. Her current research looks at how parents manage their children’s use of digital media, and one parental concerns about children’s technology use.
Agosto is executive director of Drexel’s Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society and the director of the master’s program in library and information science at Drexel. She has been nationally recognized for both her scholarship and teaching and is a member of the American Society for Information Science & Technology and the American Library Association.