Overview

The International Academy - Amman has one the largest Resource Centers in Jordan and perhaps the Middle East. These innovative centers of creativity and research consist of three fully-staffed libraries and a Media Lab. Each library employs a Teacher-Librarian, Arabic Language Specialist, and Library Assistant. The Media Lab employs both a Media Technician and Media Teacher. The combined resources comprise over 90,000 print resources via DESTINY, our online library catalog, 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.  Physical facilities are open school days from 7:30am - 3:30pm.  Groups are welcome to contact us for event scheduling.

What We Do:

The Libraries kick off every fall with our Annual Book Fair.  Vendors and authors from Amman and the surrounding area visit campus to read and share with our students for a fun-filled, festive week of dress-up and book-themed activities.  Parents are able to purchase books of interest to encourage a love of reading at home as well as at school.  The Primary and Kindergarten Libraries also host a monthly L2R (Love 2 Read) session, throwing open library doors to parents and children to come after school for pleasure reading.

2015-2016 will be an introduction to our Makerspace Initiative, a monthly program bringing students, parents and library staff together for an hour of creative collaboration to design and create a variety of technical and artistic projects, including 3D printing projects and quilling.

Librarians also host seminars for parents on topics including how to access our eBook subscriptions and our online databases so that they know how to use library resources to the fullest potential and can encourage their children to take advantage of our wonderful resources.

Parents have a way to give back to the Libraries twice a year while also giving to their children through online Scholastic Book Clubs.  The Scholastic International School Book Club, featuring a wide range of books for all tastes and abilities, is a great way for you and your family to choose books together.  Every book is discounted, creating savings for you.  In addition, with every order placed, Scholastic donates a percentage of free books to the libraries.

The Libraries support the Pillars of IAA and Mission of IAA by fulfilling our Duty to collaborate with staff and support student learning.  We encourage Cultural Heritage in our wonderful collection of Arabic and Jordanian resources.  We encourage Acceptance by giving students spaces to work together, share new ideas and diverse opinions.  We offer a framework for Leadership by representing freedom of expression and intellectual growth for all.