Library Student Engagement Ambassadors

Michigan Library Engagement Ambassadors are dynamic undergraduate student leaders who actively promote library

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resources and services to the campus community. Students work collaboratively as a team to drive projects and develop creative communications strategies.

  • Promote library services and resources to students through targeted social media campaigns and digital exhibits
  • Publicize and host library events that foster engagement, diversity and inclusion
  • Suggest ways to improve student experience by participating in meetings and focus  groups with library staff
  • Represent U-M Library at campus fairs and events

Questions? mlibengaged@umich.edu


Paid Experience

Period: October 10, 2016 – April 14, 2017

Hours: 3-5 hours per week (includes weekly team meetings)

Rate: $10 per hour


Meet the Ambassadors

Michele Laarman

 Michele Laarman

I’m a sophomore from Grand Rapids, MI. I don’t have a major yet (working on it!) but I’m interested in the social sciences and humanities. In addition to being on the Engagement Ambassadors team, I work on Alumni Relations with the Inter-Cooperative Council and am involved in various student organizations. When I get time to relax, I like to try out new recipes or hang out on the porch with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book.

 

 

 

 

Maggie Hafers

Maggie Hafers

I am currently a junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. I've lived in Northern New Jersey my entire life with my parents, two sisters, and my chocolate lab Bailey. On campus I'm a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, a site leader for Alternative Spring Break, and involved in the Society of Women Engineers. In my free time I love to ski, run, and watch Dallas Cowboys football. I'm super excited to be a Library Student Engagement Ambassador and look forward to making the U-M libraries a fun and inclusive community for all students.

 

 

 

 

Katie Lehman

Katie Lehman

I am a senior from Linden, MI majoring in Communication Studies with minors in both Writing and Digital Studies. I am a member of the flag section of the Michigan Marching Band and I am also in Michigan Winter Ensemble. I worked for multiple years as a Girl Scout camp counselor, fostering my love for camping, hiking, and all things water sport related, as well as working to build up girls' confidence and character. I also spent the last summer interning for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair as their Communications Coordinator, work for the Circulation Desk at both Hatcher Graduate Library and Shapiro Undergraduate Library, and volunteer as part of the Marketing and Information Staff for the Michigan Marching Band.

 

Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee

I am currently a Sophomore at the University of Michigan, intending to major in Information Science through the School of Information. I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States when I was in third grade. After living in Dallas, Texas for two years, I was finally able to call Montgomery, Alabama my permanent home. My hobbies include travelling, watching horror films, and playing drums. I absolutely enjoy my leadership role as the Public Relations co-chair of Sinaboro, a Korean drumming club here on campus. Additionally, my job as a research assistant for the project, Understanding Visualization of Academic Information, helped me develop my academic interest in psychology, information, and graphic design.  

 

 

Abbey Warren

Abbey Warren

I am a Junior in the School of Information learning about Social Media and User Experience Design. I was born in Michigan but grew up in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and have been a Michigan Wolverine at heart all my life. In addition to being a UM Library Engagement Ambassador, I am a UM Student Ambassador working with prospective students, a Ticket Agent for the Michigan Union Ticket Office, and VP and Philanthropy Chair of Michigan GIVErs, a club that sends students to developing countries to teach English and build sustainable developments. This past summer, I traveled to Tanzania, Africa with the organization GIVE, and my life has been forever changed. Through my studies I hope to learn how to create technology and ways to better serve developing communities. When I’m not studying at the library, doing club activities, or working, you can find me trying out new recipes in the kitchen or taking Buzzfeed quizzes online.  

 

 

Alice Schmitz

Alice Schmitz

I am a sophomore studying Double Bass Performance at SMTD and Economics in the LS&A. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, I grew up surrounded by a vibrant arts scene, delicious food, and a diverse range of perspectives and experiences (as well as awesome public libraries). I study the performance of classical music, but I also listen to everything from Esperanza Spalding to musicals to Rwandan pop. My passion is in working with children and education, and I hope to one day work in an organization that combats inequality in education. My past work experiences have included positions in a youth symphony program, a federal reserve bank, and a family restaurant. I am very excited to work with the University of Michigan Library System in presenting some great events and social media events this year!

 

 

Ngawang Tsetan

Ngawang Tsetan

I am a Senior majoring in Earth and Environmental Studies, specializing in Energy and Mineral Resources. I am also a proud Bronx High School of Science Alumnus. As a Tibetan born in India and raised in Queens, NY, I love to travel. Nothing more exhilarating than exploring a new, unknown space. In line with my joy for adventuring unknown spaces, I also enjoy managing own stock portfolio, drawing cartoons, and writing poetry.

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