Library Ambassadors Program

Library Ambassadors Program

The objective of the Library Ambassadors program is to share the library's experience with current and prospective students, their families, and the UNI community. The student volunteers advocate for the perspectives of others through conversation and example. The program promotes the integration of services and events into the campus community and serves as a leadership experience for students. The new 2019 Library Ambassadors are Molly Cline, Madeline Grace Fer, Cecilia Mitchell, Brianna Pruitt, Liz Way, and Angela Wendt. Returning Library Ambassadors include Mustafa Akbar and Precious Osobo. 

Library Ambassador Group Photo

Madeline Fer
Bio:
My favorite thing about Rod Library is that it is such a diverse space. The lively environment of the Book Bistro to the Youth Collections' book selection, to the peaceful study rooms. The librarians and student assistants are an excellent resource for navigation on your next research paper. My favorite place is the desks on the top floor if you're lucky enough to get a window seat with a beautiful view of the campus!
Hometown:
Davenport, Iowa
Major:
Communication
Minor:
Theatre
School Year:
Senior
Cecilia Mitchell
Bio:
Rod Library is my favorite place on campus to grab lunch (love you, Book Bistro!) and study. The Learning Center, the library's OneSearch tool, as well as the extensive materials collection, are the most valuable resources for me. As a librarian-to-be myself, I appreciate the essential qualities of the skilled librarians, library staff, and student employees that create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all. It's a great place to chill out.
Hometown:
Grinnell, Iowa
Major:
English
Minor:
Professional Writing & Art History
School Year:
Senior
Molly Cline
Bio:
Rod Library is a special place on campus because it welcomes all people to read, relax, and learn. My favorite area of the library is the Youth Collections. It offers rows and rows of colorful books along with quiet study space. Being an ambassador, I am hoping to share my love for libraries and the fantastic resources Rod Library has to offer with other students.
Hometown:
West Des Moines, Iowa
Major:
Elementary Education
Minor:
Literacy
School Year:
Senior
Precious Josh Osoba
Bio:
To me, the library is like my home because I study, sleep, and eat here! I became an ambassador because I wanted to expose students to the resources the library has and willing to offer help for everyone to succeed. The truth is that most students don’t know the library is very digital and is beyond the books and physical materials physically present. I try my best to spread the word around campus about how excellent, a life and money saver, the library is!
Hometown:
Ondo City, Nigeria
Major:
Computer Science and Economics: Quantitative Techniques
Minor:
Psychology
School Year:
Freshman
Liz Way
Bio:
I love Rod Library because it is a place where I feel welcome and motivated to succeed in my academics. As a Library Ambassador, I hope to encourage and educate others about the many benefits of our library. My personal favorite space at the library is in a booth next to the Book Bistro.
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Major:
Psychology
Minor:
Mental Health, Family Studies, and Certificate in Conflict Resolution
School Year:
Senior
Brianna Pruitt
Bio:
Rod Library quickly became an essential asset for my classes. The library provides credible resources for papers and projects, both online and in-person, but also so much more! As an art major, many tools are available to me in the Makerspace, plus a whole section dedicated to the fine and performing arts on the 4th floor. The UNI Museum located on the 1st floor is also an excellent place for inspiration. You can find one of my paintings hanging up on the main floor!
Hometown:
Marion, Iowa
Major:
Studio Art
School Year:
Junior
Angela Wendt
Bio:
I love the Rod Library because it is a great place to socialize along with being a great place to be alone. There is always activity in the library, which makes it a fun learning environment! My favorite place in the library are the bean bags on the third floor. This year I am hoping to make it to as many events as possible in Rod while being a Library Ambassador.
Hometown:
Delhi, Iowa
Major:
Finance
School Year:
Senior
Mustafa Akbar
Mustafa Akbar
Bio:
What I like most about Rod Library are the abundant number of books. Just walking in the door and seeing so many books at my disposal puts me in awe. Of course, there is also the great “Rod-tastic” staff that will bend over backward to find a book for you if our library does not have it. I became a Library Ambassador so that I can connect people with Rod Library and show them how much a library can have a positive impact on their life.
Hometown:
Karachi, Pakistan
Major:
Finance
Minor:
Business Ethics
School Year:
Junior
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