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 PSJA 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 2020-21
PSJA Students 4-12 are invited to read the following reading lists for the
2020-2021 Battle of the Books/Bluebonnets:High Schoolhttps://YouTube.be/-X1nvTe8cys1. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed TheirLives by Dashka Slater2. With the Fire High by Elizabeth Acevedo3. Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly4. Scythe (1) (Arc of the Scythe) by Neil Shusterman5. The Silence Between Us by Alison GervaisMiddle Schoolhttps://YouTube.be/YRxLLr5bwgl1. Let's Out Loud by Angela Cervantes2. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds3. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden4. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate5. Secret Soldiers: A No el by Keely HuttonElementary Schoolhttps://YouTube.be/hv_bKJjHbfQ1. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn2. The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser3. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Johnathan Auxier4. Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz5. Nightbooks by J. A. White2020 National Library Week TikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/Wr5UEY/https://vm.tiktok.com/Wrp8xW/
https://vm.tiktok.com/75qvYA/https://vm.tiktok.com/WaauAo/https://VMware.tiktok.com/Wa1epS/https://vm.tiktok.com/WPo2L4/Https://vm.tiktok.com/W5RvWL/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