Christina E. Taylor, MSIS, is a veteran information specialist and educator who helps learners advance their literacy skills and critical thinking practice. For fourteen years, she taught high school English Language Arts in Texas public schools before leaving the classroom to broaden the impact of her efforts as a school librarian. After twenty-one years in public education, she joined the Continuing Education Consulting team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as the Youth Services Consultant where she could broaden her reach even more by ensuring Texas libraries are knowledgeable about and have the resources to implement youth services that meet the needs of their communities. 

Christina recognizes that ready access to myriad information sources necessitates that houses of learning be they formal or informal educational environments be service-oriented information workshops where users are centered in order to acquire and hone skills vital to life-long learning in a dynamic world. With this recognition serving as her guiding principle, she has acquired professional skills both pedagogical and technical in service of creating innovative learning experiences and providing strategic support services to learners over the course of her career and professional studies. 

Christina is passionate about education and mentorship, seeking out opportunities to support historically underserved populations in her community: she is a former President of the Board of Directors for Girls Rock Austin, former Chair of the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Committee, Co-founder of the Central Texas Teen & Kids Comic Con, former Webmaster & Facebook Page Administrator for Round Rock High School, former Social Media Manager and the current Chair-Elect for the Texas Library Association’s Young Adult Round Table, and the Vice President of Social Media for Reading With Pictures.  Follow her at