MORRISTOWN – The R. Jack Fishman Library at Walters State Community College has named 10 students as library ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year.
One of the main responsibilities of each ambassador is to serve as a student advocate. They will attend and help publicize library events, help promote the library on social media and suggest ways to improve the student experience. Ambassadors will also have the chance to develop leadership and communication skills.
“The library ambassadors serve in two ways. For the library, they are an ambassador for the student, making us aware of any unmet needs or new ideas that we need to explore in order to better serve our students,” said Dr. Jamie Posey, dean of library services at Walters State.
“The library ambassadors also serve as ambassadors of the R. Jack Fishman Library to students. These students help us spread the word about everything that is happening and everything that is available at the library,” Posey added.
The following students from Grainger County were chosen to serve as ambassadors: Austin Atkins, a criminal justice major; Jalen Grover, also a criminal justice major; and Lily Vail, a nursing major.
Others chosen include: Kaitlyn Lawson, a pre-veterinary major, and Megan Wesemann, a pre-engineering major from Hawkins County; Salvador Ortega, a biology major from Cocke County; Rachel Eccles, a general studies dual enrollment student from Jefferson County; and Makenzie Emmert, general studies dual enrollment student; Megan Wesemann, a pre-engineering major; Kaylee Lindgren, a social work major; and Michael Sandstrom, a networking major, all from Hamblen County.