Nora A. Galvan , Library Director, MLS
2017-18 TLA District 4 Chair
2016 Texas Associationof School Library Administrators President
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 School1. Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVl5Pz7dzjY2. Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr9DzdjPqmQ3. Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvnGzQt62u04. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everthing by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcqlANFnyvA&t=38sMiddle School1. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFdDgqo3xlk2. Dead Voices by Katherine Arden https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dead+voices+full+movie3. Ground Zero by Alan Gratz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe3SD8XLD3I4. How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IMA7pailfwElementary School1. Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejx4O4mdHag2. Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR9OEG687ds3. Ways to make Sunshine by Renee Watson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-7Q_ekU0ac4. Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24X21T3crpc2020 National Library Week TikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/Wr5UEY/https://vm.tiktok.com/Wrp8xW/
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2020-2021 TOP PSJA READING LAUREATE STUDENTS
GABRIEL MONTEZ TOP 2021 DISTRICT AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PSJA READING LAUREATE LBJ MS
EMILY MEZ TOP 2021 HIGH SCHOOL PSJA READING LAUREATE PSJA T. JEFFERSON T-STEM ECHS
BREANNA MARTINEZ TOP ELEMENTARY PSJA READING LAUREATE GARCIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TOP PSJA myON READING OLYMPIAN
ALAYNA FAITH GARZA 6TH GRAD KENNEDY MS
ABEL VILLARREAL 2ND GRADE DOEDYNS ELEM.
JOSE NARVAEZ 10TH GRADE PSJA ECHS