Christal Young

Reference and Instruction Librarian
USC Libraries Public Service Operations
Office: 650 W. McCarthy Way

Research Areas

Christal Young's research interests include library pedagogical and specialized outreach, programs, services, and support to First Year Experience, First Generation, and International Students.


Christal Young is the Acting Head of Reference & User Engagement. Her subject areas include American Studies & Ethnicity and Library Science.  She is also an adjunct professor in the Master of Management in Library and Information Science program through the Marshall School of Business. 



University of Southern California

B.A. American Studies & Ethnicity - Emphasis in African American Studies

May 2004

University of North Texas

Master of Science - Library and Information Science

August 2013


Subject Matter Expertise

  • African-American Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Chicano & Latino Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History (General)
  • Leavey Library
  • Library Science

I can help you with...

  • Citation Management & Tools
  • Instruction
  • Print Collection
  • Reference Assistance
  • Research Strategies