Volunteer in the Library

Do you have what it takes to radiate awesomeness?!

Become a UTM Library Ambassador for 2018-2019!

Apply now! Deadline Feb. 25, 2018

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.

Click to Apply

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

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

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

   

 

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