• El Paso TX
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Catalina Piñón

Ysleta Independent School District Librarian

Work History

Work History


2011 - Present
Ysleta ISD-Ranchland Hills Middle School
  • Provide library instruction for students on the use of the online public access catalog system (OPAC) for book searches and teach students how to use the online databases for research purposes
  • Engage Me Training-Collaborate with Computer Technology Coordinator(CTC) on staff development presentations to train teachers on the use of technology in the classroom
  • Yearbook Sponsor-Work with students to produce school yearbook using digital photography and desktop publishing
  • CEIC Member (2012 to present)- Advisory committee meets to refine and update campus improvement plan (CIP) in order to address student, staff, faculty and community member needs 

Part-Time Reference Librarian

2009 - Present
El Paso Community College-Valle Verde Campus
  • Conduct reference library interviews with patrons in order to direct them to the appropriate library resources to meet their information needs
  • Provide support services for patrons on how to use databases to locate magazine, journal and newspaper articles, critical analysis and other required information to complete research writing
  • Assist patrons in locating research resources at El Paso Community College as well as other informational resources available within the community

Speech Teacher

2004 - 2008
Ysleta ISD-Del Valle High School

Speech Teacher,  Speech & Debate UIL Sponsor

  • Taught students the different roles communication plays in society and the workforce
  • Prepared students to compete in speech and debate events at Texas Forensic Association (TFA) Speech Tournaments, National Forensic League (NFL) Speech Tournaments and University Interscholastic League (UIL) Speech Tournaments

Yearbook, Newspaper and Speech Teacher

2000 - 2003
Ysleta ISD-Ysleta High School
  • As a speech teacher I taught students the different roles communication plays in society and the workforce
  • Publications Advisor-- Published school newspaper and yearbook
  • Sponsored Shattered Dreams Program-Coordinated event that included city, state and national agencies to put on mock demonstration for student population




2005 - 2008
University of North Texas

Library and Information Science

Teacher Certification

2001 - 2002
University of Texas at El Paso

alternative teacher certification program


1983 - 1986
University of Texas at El Paso

Broadcast Journalism