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Student Library Assistant – UT Libraries Ambassadors


The UT Libraries Ambassadors Program is an opportunity for 2nd-year or higher undergraduate students to represent the Libraries to first-year, transfer, and other undergraduate students. Ambassadors will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment by supporting library orientation and instructional activities for first-year students to help them learn the tools of academic success while they make the transition to university life. UT Libraries Ambassadors will participate in peer-mentoring, orientation, and engagement activities as well as advising on library services and spaces. Ambassadors will support and develop Library events and programs in consultation with the Student Success and Public Services teams. The Ambassadors will report to the Coordinator for Student Success and the Learning Commons.



Ambassadors are required to complete the following trainings:

Fall Instruction Evening Training: Sept

Spring Instruction Training: Jan/Feb

Attend regular monthly team meetings and bi-weekly individual check-ins 


Must be available to work at least 5 hours per week based on instructional needs

Support De-Stress for Success in the Fall and the Spring

Support at least one other library program per semester

Hourly Wage:

$8.00 per hour

Location: Hodges Library

Responsibilities / Duties

Mentoring and Empowerment

  • Assist with new students’ transitions into the University of Tennessee with introduction to library resources.
  • Develop new students’ interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Serve as a role model for all undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee.


  • Educate new students about the University of Tennessee Libraries.
  • Lead First Year Studies library orientation sessions.
  • Lead and promote student engagement activities.


  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 during time as a Libraries Ambassador & be in good standing with the university.
  • Must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours) at UT for Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Must be at least a sophomore.
  • Must display professionalism and volunteer spirit.
  • Must be open to learning and challenging oneself to grow in a leadership capacity.
  • Must be open to receiving and responding to constructive feedback.
  • Must be able to attend Ambassador training
  • Must be interested in mentoring and leading instructional activities.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.

Application Information

Please email your cover letter, resume and Summer/Fall class schedule to Ingrid Ruffin at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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For more information about positions in the Libraries contact Library Administration & Human Resources, 865-974-6600.

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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