University of South Florida

School of Information

College of Arts and Sciences


Natalie Taylor

Associate Professor
LIS Program Director


Office: CIS 2016



Dr. Natalie Taylor is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida's School of Information and serves as the Program Director for the Masters of Library and Information Science. Her research focuses on information literacy, responsive librarianship, the politics of information, and youth information access.

Dr. Taylor serves as an Editor of Library Quarterly and has published articles in School Library Research, Journal of Information Science, Computers & Education, and Journal of Documentation, among others. She has co-authored five books: the forthcoming Foundations of Information Law; Foundations of Information Literacy; Foundations of Information Policy; Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library; and Libraries, Human Rights and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion. She has edited two books, Libraries and the Global Retreat of Democracy and Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice. Dr. Taylor is active in several professional organizations, including serving as a co-chair of the ALISE Deans, Directors, and Chairs (DDC) committee.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.L.S., University of Maryland
  • B.A., American University

Recent Publications & Research

  • Taylor, N.G. & Jaeger, P.T. (2021). Foundations of information literacy. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. 
  • Jaeger, P.T., Jennings-Roche, A., Taylor, N.G., Gorham, U., Hodge, O., & Kettnich, K. (2023). The Urge to censor: Raw power, social control, and the criminalization of librarianship. The Political Librarian, 6(1). Available: 
  • Taylor, N.G., Cannon, P., Shereff, D., Chan, J., & Baum, B. (2022). Moving beyond the book list: Building a pediatric responsive library program. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 22(1), 40-53. 
  • Taylor, N.G., Long, A., & DeFusco, K. (2023). Collection Development in Restrictive Environments: Navigating state and local challenges. Presented at the American Association of School Librarians national conference in Tampa, FL, October 2023.