Our Library Ambassadors
Library Ambassadors 2014 – 2015
Amena Qazi (Chair) - 12th grade, AHS
Avery McFarland (Publicity) - 11th grade, AHS
Bonnie Zhao (Vice-Chair) - 12th grade, AHS
Clara Stanbury (Editor) - 10th grade, AHS
Dami Fusina - 12th grade, AHS
Hayley Holt (Programs)
Maggie Rodman (Programs) - 9th grade, HS
Nichola Hong - 12th grade, AHS
Soo Baek - 11th grade, AHS
Soorya Rajendran - 12th grade, AHS
Stephen Lee (Secretary) - 12th grade, AHS
ZJ Welch - 11th grade, AHS
Interested in volunteering at the library?
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS AND LIBRARY AMBASSADORS
What is a Student Volunteer?
Any student ages 13 and up may apply to serve as a volunteer. Student volunteers assist the librarians by straightening shelves, checking for shelf accuracy (shelf-reading), shelving materials, assisting with program preparations, and general maintenance of the Youth Services Division.
Who are the Library Ambassadors (LAs)?
LAs are student volunteers 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 LAs after serving at least one semester as a student volunteer in Youth Services.
What do they do?
Student volunteers and LAs support and promote the Youth Services Division of the library through:
Volunteering their time
Recruiting other students to attend events
Assisting the Youth Services librarians
Attending teen programs
Assisting with events for the younger patrons
Student volunteers and LAs have assisted with children’s holiday parties, author events, receptions, crafts, planning youth programs, and gaming events.
What are the benefits of becoming a Student Volunteer?
Students who serve as volunteers 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 toward National Honor Society and International Baccalaureate’s program requirements. LAs help plan programming and serve as assistants to the Youth Services Librarians.
What are the requirements to volunteer?
Students must be willing to spend at least one hour per week volunteering at the library, and be reliable about their scheduled day and time. They must be willing to do tasks such as shelving library materials, assisting with crafts, and performing general maintenance duties.
When may I join?
Interested students are encouraged to apply for a volunteer position through the Youth Services Librarian. Volunteers serve year round. LAs serve from September –May annually. 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.
Will I receive training?
Yes, all new student volunteers are expected to participate in a scheduled library volunteer orientation and training session prior to beginning their duties. Dates and times for training are set at the beginning of each semester.
What are the requirements to become a LA?
Have a library card and be in good standing with the library
Have volunteered in Youth Services for at least one semester
Have attended as many meetings as possible
Have served at least 10 hours per semester as a volunteer at the library
LAs 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 the LAs meet?
The LAs meet once a month, September – May (except December). The day and time is set at the beginning of each semester.
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