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Jessica Silva: CV

About Me



Master of Science, Information Studies

Focus: School Librarianship

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 


Bachelor of Arts, English    

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX                                          



Head Librarian, El Paso High School, El Paso ISD, 2018- Present                           

Served as the campus librarian and instructional technology liaison to campus leadership team, faculty, and staff  and prepare students in grades 9-12 with 21st century information literacy skills. Responsible for:  

  •  Continued collection development of culturally relevant and diverse texts across over forty fiction and non-fiction genres, maintaining and auditing collection for relevance and to keep average age of collection up to date

  •  Developing research, technology, information literacy, and literature lessons for students 

  •  Implementation of passive programming and community literacy events to include poetry activities, makerspace activities, silent reading parties, resume workshops, Apple technology lunch and learns

  • Working with makerspace materials including 3D printers, vinyl cutter, and wood carving machine

  •  Managing multiple budgets to purchase books, supplies, and services from multiple vendors

  • Managing library website, online services,  e-resources, database access and educational resources online


Librarian, Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary School, Ft. Worth ISD, 2016-2018                                                                    

Served as the campus librarian and community literacy liaison, serving students and families, as well as staff. 

Responsible for: 

  • Implementation of community literacy involvement and engagement, with monthly literacy projects for student body to participate in 

  • Co-ordinated 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Battle of the Books teams, placed overall at district-wide competition 

  • Developed and ran weekly coding club with students in grades 1-5 

  • Managed social media account and school website, to include marketing and advertising school events and library activities to school community 

  • Coordinated bi-yearly book fairs, organized fundraising, volunteers, and school events surrounding the fair, including participation in school literacy nights 



Committee Member, Texas Library Association Marketing Committee, 2022 - Present

Secretary, Border Regional Library Association, 2020 - Present

Social Media Chair, TLA District 6, 2021 - Present

Committee Member, Southwest Book Awards Selection Committee 2021 - Present

Committee Member, Texas Library Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 2021 - Present

Cohort Member, TALL Texan Class of 2021

El Paso High Academic Decathlon Coach

El Paso High Garden Club Sponsor

El Paso High Book Club Sponsor

El Paso High Literary Magazine and Creative Writing Club Sponsor 

Committee Member and Video Chair, Texas Bluebonnet Award Programming Committee 2017-2020   

Board Member, Books are Gems, 2018-2020



Presenter, Local Progress National Convening, 2022

Panelist, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Libraries Panel, Texas Library Association Annual Conference, 2022

Co-Presenter, New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference 2021

Presenter, TLA District 6 Fall Conference 2021 & 2022

Border Regional Library Association Children’s & Young Adult Literature Special Interest Group 



  • English – Native Language 

  • Spanish – Speak, read, write with basic competence 

  • French – Beginner


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