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Christina Young Hyun

Christina Young Hyun, Chinese, American librarian. Recipient top prize for acting United Nations Republican/Mock United Nations Conference, 1969; Illinois local delegate to White House Conference on Library. Information and Science, 1992.


  • Hyun, Christina Young was born on December 20, 1947 in China. Daughter of Chang Jin and Sok Il (Lee) Hyun.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, 1969. Master of Library Science, University Michigan, 1986. Certified of Library.

      Management, University Wisconsin, 1989.


    • Library. technical assistant University Northern Alabama, Florence, 1980-1985. Cataloger intern Kresge Business Library./U. Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1985-1986. Research assistant University Michigan, 1986.

      Head of cataloging department Warren Wilson College Library., North Carolina, 1986-1987. Director support services Beloit (Wisconsin) Public Library., 1987-1989. Head technical-automation services department Glen Ellyn (Illinois) Public Library., since 1990.

      Book reviewer Libraries Unlimited, Inc.


    • Artist: (watercolor) Still Life, 1983 (1st prize).


    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.


    When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist


    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.


    Volunteer coordinator DuPage Prevention Partnership in Illinois, 1992-1993. Member Republican committee member, Wisconsin, 1987. Board directors League of Women Voters, Wisconsin, 1988-1989, Naperville (Illinois) Arts Council, 1990-1991.

    Nominated to run for election for trustee of of Library. Board in DuPage County, Warrenville, Illinois, 1993. Member American Library Association (interviewer oral history project for Distinguished American Women 1989-1990, chairman committee), Chinese American Library.

    Association (executive b. 1987-1990), Asian-Pacific American Library Association (committee 1993-1994), American Association of University Women, American Society Information Science, Library. Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois Technology (vice president 1992-1993), State Literacy Council.



    Reading, writing, gardening, hiking, camping, travel.


    • Married Joseph E. Allen, Junior, 1974. Children: Carl E., Nina Michelle.
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    Born December 20, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1969
      Ewha Women's University
    • 1986
      University Michigan
    • 1989
      University Wisconsin
    • 1980 - 1985
      Library technical assistant, University Northern Alabama
      Florence, Colorado, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      cataloger intern, Kresge Business Library/U. Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      head, of cataloging department Warren Wilson College Library
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1986
      research assistant, University Michigan
    • 1987 - 1989
      director, support services Beloit (Wisconsin) Public Library
    • 1990
      head, technical-automation services department Glen Ellyn (Illinois) Public Library
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