Contact

  • Library Director

    Nora A. Galvan , Library Director, MLS

    2016 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award

    2015 Dr. Bonnie Thorne Outstanding Service Award

    nora.galvan@psjaisd.us
    956-354-2041 ext. 1195

     

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About Library Services

  • LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE PROGRAM

     
    VISION
     
    The 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.
     
    MISSION
     
    The 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.

     

    PSJA LIBRARY DEPARTMENT HOSTS THE 3RD ANNUAL BORDER BOOK BASH

    BORDER BOOK BASH

     

     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 School
     
    Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
    Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
    Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
    Warcross by Marie Lu
     
    Middle School
     
    Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
    Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
    Refugee by Alan Gratz
    Unbeatable Squirrel Girl:  Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale
    Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail
     
    Elementary School
     
    Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough
    Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley
    Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
    Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King
    Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
     
    ELEN2019
    BOBMID

    2019BOBOBO

    2017-2018
    Battle of the Books PSJA District Winners
     
    High School Division:
    1st Place Winners-PSJA North ECHS 
     
    Middle School Division:
    1st Place Winners-Liberty Middle School
     
    Elementary School Division:
    Doedyns Elementary
     
     
    District Champs High School Winners Elementary Champs
     
    Battle of the Books Region One Regional Winners
     
    High School Division:
    Tied for 3rd Place-PSJA North ECHS
     
    Middle School Division:
    1st Place Winners-Liberty Middle School
     
    Elementary School Division:
    2nd Place (tie breaker) Doedyns Elementary
     
    We 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