Welcome!

from SIMMS LIBRARY

Welcome to a new year! We want to welcome you to Simms Library and hope you and your students will visit often. Our mission is to support the curriculum, as well as the informational and recreational interests of our community. We are here for you!

Classes & Collaborations:

To get expert research help or training from a librarian or to collaborate on a project:

Call or email Jade Valenzuela (828-3390, valenzuela@aa.edu) for grades 6-9.

Call or email Heather Tyndall (828-3111, tyndall@aa.edu) for grades 10-12.

Support from the librarians can include:

  • Providing research and citation instruction to students.

  • Creating course-based or project based LibGuides (see http://albuquerqueacademy.libguides.com/welcome for examples).

  • Collaborating with faculty and students in creating presentations, movies, or ePortfolios.

  • Aiding in the use of digital tools (e.g., iMovie, Glogster, Thinglink, GoAnimate, Powtoon, Prezi, etc.).

  • And much more! We’d love to brainstorm projects with you!


Drop-in classes and individuals are always welcome.

To reserve a room, call 828-3100 as far in advance as possible.

Requesting new materials for the library:

The librarians will provide new materials (books, periodicals, videos, CDs, equipment, electronic resources) to support the curriculum as well as the informational and recreational interests of the community. To request new items:

Borrowing materials:

The library has over 140,000 books, periodicals, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs you can borrow. Just stop in! We also have many types of AV equipment (cameras, camcorders, TVs, DVD and VHS players, document cameras, LCD projectors, boom boxes, laser pointers, speakers, etc. – ask us, we may have it).

For short-term equipment use, stop by, or call the Circ desk (828-3100). For long-term or special equipment use, contact Chuck Macintosh (macintoshc@aa.edu).

Students may check out equipment if they have a parent’s permission form on file for the current school year. If you make an assignment that requires students to use the library’s equipment, please let us know so we can have them available.

Who works in the library and what do they do?

Jade Valenzuela, Co-Director & Middle School Librarian (6-9): class instruction and collaborations, materials purchasing, library management.

Heather Tyndall, Co-Director & Upper School Librarian (10-12): class instruction and collaborations, materials purchasing, library management.

Library Assistants:

Jeff Schranz, Circulation, Interlibrary loan, Serials specialist, materials processing.

Galatea Ying, Cataloging, Circulation, materials processing.

Chuck MacIntosh, Circulation, AV equipment specialist.

Linda Koski, Circulation, cataloging, materials processing.

Adda Tewolde, Circulation, materials processing.

We look forward to working with you. Let us know how we can help! Have a wonderful year!

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Jade & Heather

Co-Directors of Library Services



Library Main Line: 828-3100