Volunteer in the Library

About UTM Library Ambassador Program

The UTM Library Ambassadors foster a healthy and vibrant community within the UTM Library. Our goal is to enhance the UTM academic experience by promoting mindfulness, relieving stress, encouraging creativity and peer-to-peer learning, as well as generating positive social relationships. Our events are run by students and for students, planning the drop-in de-stress events and creating educational opportunities to maximize students' experience in the Library. Here are just some of the events you will be involved in:

  • Orientation Week
  • Promote Library Services
  • Library De-stress Week
  • Library Tours 
  • Develop and Host events

See us in action on Facebook: fb.com/UTMLibraryAmbassadors

You can also read our FAQ, it might answer some of your questions.

How to become a UTM Library Ambassador

Library Ambassador

Application deadline: Sunday Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:59PM

  • Mandatory Training
  • Fall/Winter: September - April: approx. 2-3 hours a week

Requirements:

  • In good academic standing
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the UTM Library and its services
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Experience with social media and virtual promotion tools
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office

Overview of duties and responsibilities:

  • Represent the Library Ambassador Program in a professional and friendly manner
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Host and facilitate de-stress events
  • Engage with participants
  • Lead Library tours
  • Participate in outreach activities
  • Create promotional materials

Benefits:

  • Acquire a variety of hard and soft skills
  • Expand your network, meet new friends
  • 60 Hour Completion: A reference plus get Volunteer Recognition from CCR
  • 85 Hour Completion: A reference, get Volunteer Recognition from CCR and recieve a Chief Librarian Student Involvement Award.

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Still not sure? Check out some of the comments from our volunteers:

Being part of the UTM Library Ambassadors Program was one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my student life. Not only was I able to gain invaluable skills, but I also had the opportunity to organize de-stress events and help make students’ usually stressful university life a little more fun. The program also helped me get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself as a creative person. Not to mention, working with an awesome group of like-minded ambassadors only made the whole experience more exciting.

Shashwati Patel

Being part of the library ambassador program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only did I learn valuable, transferable skills, but I also got to de-stress, and make lots of amazing friends! It enriched my university experience greatly, and I would recommend the program to eveyone.

Khadija Lakdawala

Joining the Library Ambassadors Program was a super fun and unique experience. In addition to learning new things such as Photoshop and Illustrator, I also got to make many new friends. Overall this was an enjoyable and de-stressing experience!

Christina Poon

Being a part of the UTM Library Ambassador Program has definitely been one of the highlights of my university experience. The many opportunities that I have gotten to develop and learn important skills such as leadership, outreach, graphic design and event planning and marketing, would help me in my future beyond this program. As well getting an opportunity to organize and host de-stress events for students has allowed me to de-stress as well while having fun and feeling like I am making an impact in the university community and helping students. Out of all my volunteer experiences in university this is the one that I always look forward to engaging in, and being a part of, thus making it an overall extremely fun and rewarding experience.

Arshdeep Khurana

In joining the UTM Library Ambassadors Program, I was looking for CCR that would help me grow as an individual and help me invest in useful, applicable skills. I feel that, over the past year, it has been so much more than that. I've become friends with students from a wide array of backgrounds, in different disciplines, and in different years, and we managed to find each others' strengths to better the group and each other.

Catherine Zuchelkowski

 

These two years with the UTM Library Ambassadors have been the most enjoyable and memorable experience. As a CCIT major, I had the opportunity to practice and further develop the Photoshop and Illustrator skills I learned in my courses. In addition, I was able to meet people from different disciplines. The Library Ambassador program has also provided me with valuable transferable skills that I can use further in my career.

Faiza Ahmed

 

My experience as a Library Ambassador has been enjoyable and memorable. Through outreach and by hosting different events, this program has helped me step out of my comfort zone and become a more confident and creative individual. Being a part of this program has helped me develop life-long skills and make new friends.

Kirandeep Khurana

   

 

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to email Donna Liu (donna.liu@utoronto.ca).