W&M Libraries Student Ambassadors

student ambassadors in a group photo
Library student ambassadors at the final meeting for spring 2019

Who are we?

W&M Libraries Student Ambassadors (LA) is an official W&M student organization that provides a student perspective to library administration and helps promote library services, resources and events.

We welcome all students from all majors and class years! If you love our campus libraries and want to see them get better every year, join our group. This is a great way to share your ideas, suggestions and concerns with those in the library who make change happen! 

Our executive committee for 2019-2020:

  • President: Meredith Jackson
  • Vice President: Jess Hall
  • Secretary: Caroline Kirk

Our library liaison is Tami Back, director of communications and strategic planning. Dean of University Libraries Carrie Cooper also regularly attends our meetings and engages with our group. 

What do we do?

We meet monthly to discuss and plan special events and library-related projects. We invite guest speakers from the library to our meetings to discuss library initiatives and share updates on projects. 

Fall 2019 meeting schedule: (All meetings are held in the Cox Classroom, ground floor of Swem. Dinner provided!)

  • Friday, Sept. 20; 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 25; 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 15; 5 p.m. 

Past projects include:

students looking at the president's badge
Ambassadors got a sneak peak at the new President's Badge (housed in the library's special collections) at their January 2019 meeting.
  • Created book exchange in Read & Relax
  • Produced promotional videos about the libraries
  • Volunteered at library events (Homecoming, book talks, open houses, etc)
  • Provided user feedback for library website
  • Signage project to improve wayfinding

How to join?

Sign up at http://forms.wm.edu/43265

The form includes a few questions that will help us get to know your interests a little more. Once you submit, we will reach out to you with more information.

Questions?

Email libraryoutreach@wm.edu