Mission del Paso Library
Research Help

 Reference Librarians

Image of the Reference Desk at the MDP Library

The reference librarians are here to assist you with any research you might be conducting. We are available throughout the day and will answer questions, guide and assist you with online catalog, online databases, reference collection, internet, or any other library resources we have. Remember that reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and handbooks, can not be checked out. However, some of these materials can be found in the circulating collection and may be checked out.


Mission del Paso faculty librarians:


Norma Ballenger, Head Librarian/Professor

Marta Estrada, Adjunct

Angie Garcia, Adjunct

Colleen Mounsey, Adjunct

Christina Ratcliffe, Adjunct

Olga Sanchez, Adjunct

Barbara Valle, Adjunct


For more information call the reference desk (915) 831-7040.


  • Search for Journals, Magazines and Newspaper articles using our online databases.

  • Current magazines and journals can be found in our periodical reading area next to the reference desk.

  • Current newspapers and past issues of periodicals can be found in the periodicals desk.