Naresh Agarwal

Naresh Agarwal ( is an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, Boston. He earned his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Department of Information Systems, School of Computing. His teaching areas are technology/web development, evaluation, knowledge management and theories of information science and technology. Naresh’s research area is information behavior and knowledge management — the way people look for information and the contextual factors that impact their choice of information sources. He seeks to understand and synthesize the apparent contradictions in this phenomenon and tries to reconcile multiple perspectives. His publications span these areas. He is currently writing a book on Context in Information Behavior. Prior to entering the doctoral program at NUS, Naresh worked for six years in technology roles in the voice-over-IP, bio-informatics, and digital cinema industries. You can learn more about him at

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