Our Library Ambassadors
Library Ambassadors 2013 – 2014
NAME GRADE SCHOOL
Amena Qazi (Chair) 11th AHS
Ana Osorno 12th AHS
Avery McFarland 10th AHS
Bonnie Zhao 11th AHS
Caitlin Henderson 12th AHS
Eric Kim (Co-Editor) 11th AHS
Grace Hwang 11th AHS
Hayley Holt 8th AJHS
Jinny Cha 11th AHS
Julia Wu (Co-Editor) 12th AHS
Maggie Rodman 8th HS
Makenna Larson 12th AHS
Stephen Lee 11th AHS
Suyeen Oh 12th AHSVictoria Fang 12th AHS
Who are the Library Ambassadors?
They are the students who serve as the Auburn Public Library’s teen advisory group. Interested teens living or going to school in Auburn in grades 8 – 12 may apply to join the Library Ambassadors after serving at least one semester as a student volunteer in Youth Services.
What do they do?
The Ambassadors support and promote the Youth Services Division of the library through volunteering their time, by recruiting other students to attend events, by assisting the Youth Services librarians, and by attending teen programs and assisting with events for the younger patrons. Some of the activities the Library Ambassadors have assisted with are the special children’s holiday parties, author events, receptions, crafts, planning youth programs, gaming, and assisting with the teen newsletter.
What are the benefits of becoming a Library Ambassador?
Students who serve as Library Ambassadors help plan programming, meet new people, learn new skills, and may count their time as a volunteer when filling out applications for colleges or jobs. Volunteer time also counts for National Junior Honor Society and International Baccalaureate program requirements.
What are the requirements to join?
Students must have a library card and be in good standing with the library, must have volunteered in Youth Services for at least one semester, attend as many meetings as possible, and must serve at least 10 hours per semester as a volunteer at the library. Library Ambassadors are part of the Auburn Public Library’s outreach program. As such they are expected to represent the library within the community and therefore are expected to respect and reflect the values of the library.
When do they meet?
Usually on the first and/or third Sundays each month from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Weekly volunteer time after school or on weekends depends upon each student’s personal schedule.
When may I join?
Interested students are encouraged to apply through the Youth Services Librarian. Library Ambassadors serve from September – May yearly and may place applications beginning August 1 of the coming school year. There are a limited number of slots and positions are filled on a first come/first serve basis as well as by meeting the criteria set forth by the Youth Services Division.
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