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                 AHS               

Victoria 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.



Auburn Public Library
Auburn, AL