Mission & Accomplishments
The Library Ambassadors is a student group charged with increasing communication between the Lafayette College Library and the student body. Ambassadors play an active role in advising librarians and library staff on improvements to library services, resources, and policies.
Since its founding in 2008, Ambassadors have:
- Met with representatives from the Library, Information Technology, Skillman cafe, Public Safety, and Residence Life staff;
- Successfully lobbied the library for increased hours;
- Received private viewings of rare materials from Special Collections & College Archives, including of the Marquis de Lafayette sword; and
- Helped to man the library's table at the Student Organization Fair and to run the library's first-year scavenger hunt.
In addition, representatives from the Library Ambassadors have been selected to serve on the Friends of Skillman Library Council, a group of faculty, alumni, and community members who plan library events and raise money for the purchase of library materials.
Library Ambassadors in 2011-2012 are:
Pictured (from left to right):
Katherine Furlong, librarian
Yemai Liu, student, 2015
Emily Melvin, student, 2012
Li Guo, student, 2015
Tia Seibold, student, 2014
Rebecca Metzger, librarian
Khadija Hafiz-Sokaria, student, 2012
Minyan ("Spark") Li, student, 2013
Marybeth O'Connor, student, 2015
Zhe Sheng, student, 2015
Shuang Zhao, student, 2012
Eunae Ko, student, 2013
Students are invited to apply to become a Library Ambassador by filling out the online application form. Ambassadors must be willing to serve for at least one semester (preferably longer) and able to attend lunchtime meetings once a month.