IAA Libraries and Information Literacy

The start of the 21st century has been referred to as the” Information Age,” an era in which the world has witnessed an unprecedented explosion of information output and consumption on a global scale. The International Academy - Amman ensures that its students are fully equipped with the skills needed to effectively find, retrieve, analyze, and use this information. The renowned IAA Libraries thus lay at the very heart of the school"s 21st Century Educational approach, not only providing vast sources of information, but also the most advanced information management and literacy tools. The IAA Libraries are dynamic and interactive learning spaces that support nearly every aspect of the overall curriculum.

IAA has one of the largest Resource Centres in Jordan and perhaps the Middle East. These innovative centres of creativity and research consist of three fully-staffed libraries and a Media Lab. The combined resources comprise over 90,000 print resources via DESTINY, our online library catalogue, thousands of online sources through Universal Search, over one thousand online eBooks, subscriptions to Questia, SIRS Knowledge Source, eLibrary Science, Oxford Online Reference, Newsbank and more. All three libraries are accessible 24/7 through the IAA school webpage: www.iaa.edu.jo

The Media Lab in the Secondary Library is a hidden jewel on campus. Students have access to all the tools needed to assemble an audio or video project from start to finish, including recording equipment and professional video editing software. In the Media Lab, students have access to the computers, designing software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, editing and a variety of other programs.  We have cameras and video cameras available for check out. Students utilize this equipment, and our facility allows students the opportunity to produce professional work of the highest quality. Available for all grade levels, we provide support for MOODLE and Turnitin.com. The IAA Panorama, showcasing the best of student work online, is produced here. Working in collaboration with teachers via the Informatics Curricula, our two media technologists work with students to incorporate new online tools into the learning process.