Nora A. Galvan , Library Director, MLS
2017-18 TLA District 4 Chair
2016 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Dr. Bonnie Thorne Outstanding Service Award
2015 South Texas Literacy Coalition Librarian of the Year (School Division)
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About Library Services
LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE PROGRAMVISIONThe Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Library Instructional Resource Program is an essential component to student success. Our program seeks to promote 21st Century learning by fostering an atmosphere that encourages inquiry, excellence and diversity.MISSIONThe Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Library Instructional Resource Program promotes and encourages independent reading, engages students in developing 21st Century thinking skills, ensures that all students are effective and ethical users of information sources and promotes equitable access to all forms of information media.GOALS
- Teach students to think critically and independently to construct new understandings and insights from varied information sources.
- Lead and embrace the integration of technology to enhance learning.
- Connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces.
- Collaborate with teachers to design rigorous learning experiences.
- Maximize access to quality print and digital resources.
- Promote the development of life long readers.
- Nurture curiousity to develop in students a passion for learning.
NEW BATTLE OF THE BOOKS READING LISTS FOR 2018-2019
PSJA Students 4-12 are invited to read the following reading lists for the
2018-19 Battle of the Books/Bluebonnets:High SchoolAlex, Approximately by Jenn BennettHate U Give by Angie ThomasInexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire SaenzSun is Also a Star by Nicola YoonWarcross by Marie LuMiddle SchoolFrogkisser! by Garth NixMiles Morales by Jason ReynoldsRefugee by Alan GratzUnbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon HaleWell, That Was Awkward by Rachel VailElementary SchoolBicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonoughHarlem Charade by Natasha TarpleyHello, Universe by Erin Entrada KellyMe and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig KingStef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres2017-2018Battle of the Books PSJA District WinnersHigh School Division:1st Place Winners-PSJA North ECHSMiddle School Division:1st Place Winners-Liberty Middle SchoolElementary School Division:Doedyns ElementaryBattle of the Books Region One Regional WinnersHigh School Division:Tied for 3rd Place-PSJA North ECHSMiddle School Division:1st Place Winners-Liberty Middle SchoolElementary School Division:2nd Place (tie breaker) Doedyns ElementaryWe are PSJA Proud of all of our teams!Nora A. Galvan PSJA ISD Destiny Access "What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education." Harold Howe, Former U.S. Commissioner of Education If you would not be forgotten......either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.--Ben Franklin. "The closest thing you will find to an orderly universe is a good library," Ashleigh Brilliant