CCTA Library in Sync w/ STC Library

August 22, 2016 to October 7, 2016

Celebrating Our Library Partnership

Wow! It is true that time flies when you are having fun. For two years, PSJA CCTA Library and South Texas College (STC) Library have jointly provided library services to patrons; this will be year three. STC Librarian Mari Sanchez and PSJA CCTA Librarian Lisa Hernandez are looking forward to this school year and how libraries contribute to student academic success. Please use the contact information with any questions regarding library services, programs, and resources. Thank you!
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PSJA CCTA BRIGHT Summer Readers

From PSJA CCTA Library, four students were recognized as BRIGHT Summer Readers. Our 22nd Annual BRIGHT Summer Readers are Adam Briales, Amber Bravo, Daisy Camacho, and Hope Garza.
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Technology at Its Best! E-Research Plan Portfolio Goes National!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invited Lisa Hernandez to present her e-Research Plan Portfolio as a webinar panelist. On October 4, 2016, Hernandez shared how the portfolio is helping students prepare for college-level research, and within the portfolio is a vertical alignment of the TEKS ELAR Research Strand English I-IV. There were 93 attendees representing 14 states: California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas. On May 6, 2016, Hernandez was a webinar presenter for the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges; twenty-one representatives from community colleges and colleges participated. Click on the link below to access the portfolio which is available as a PDF or Word file on the PSJA CCTA Library webpage.
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Texas Teen Book Festival

It was a 23 hour field trip. Talk about total devotion to books and authors. Eight PSJA CCTA students were able to participate by obtaining autographs from authors, attending author panel discussions, and having a tour of St. Edwards University. Enjoy the pictures!
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Banned Book Week

Students were introduced to books that have been challenged or banned. Many of our library patrons enjoyed the Banned Book display and were surprised by some of the titles. :)
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Library Card Sign-Up Month

PSJA CCTA Library had about 30 students sign-up for a library card with the San Juan Public Library. Students from all school programs took advantage of this great opportunity. A special thank you to Library Director Armandina Sesin and her staff for taking the time to provide this service to our students.
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TSI Reading Tutoring

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 4:15-5:15pm

PSJA CCTA Library

PSJA CCTA students needing tutoring in TSI Reading, please know that Mrs. Hernandez is the after-school instructor. Please do not hesitate if you have any questions. Come by the library. Thank you!

Q & A Q. Why Do I Love Being a Librarian? A. Student Success

Thank you note from School Counselor Maria Rodriguez. Congratulations, Students, on a job well done! And, Mrs. Rodriguez, you're welcome!
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