Library Ambassadors


Get paid to help us make your library the best place it can be!

Student Library Ambassadors will engage with the student community and work with Academic Support Librarians to deliver a project that aims to improve and develop what the Library and Archives Service has to offer to students.

This will involve liaising with Course Reps and students across the University as well as attending regular meetings with Library and Archives Service staff.  You will have influence over how the Library and Archives Service develops to improve services for students, and will play a vital role in the long-term efforts to improve communication between students and the Library and Archives Service.

Four Ambassadors will be appointed. The role will take approximately 1-2 hours per week. You’ll be paid £200 in two one-off fees of £100: one payable in December and the other payable in April. This is a great chance to add some fantastic skills to your CV, including: communication skills, teamwork, market research, and helping to develop service innovation.

You will also be able to use the experience to gain HEAR and BEA and will have access to a wide range of training that will develop your skills further.  The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this post.

Previous projects have included: an investigation into students’ preferences for print or electronic books in 2014-15; mapping of students’ countries of origins and gathering opinions on how library services suit the needs of international students in 2015-16; creation of a number of short snappy student-focused help-guide videos in 2016-17 and in 2017-18.  See the Library Ambassador Facebook group to get an idea of previous projects:



Closing date for applications is 5th November 2018

Interviews will be held on 13th November 2018

First training session will be on 16th November 2018

Interested?  What next?

  • Download the role description. [pdf - scroll for English]
  • Check you are available for the set training and interview dates.
  • Please send us your CV along with a statement in support of your application (maximum of 1,000 words). You are advised to link your statement to the role description provided. Please provide specific examples outlining why you think you are suitable for this role, including the skills and experience that you have.
Should you need it, you can get advice on how to write a personal statement from the Careers and Employability Team in Student Services.
  • Send your CV and supporting statement to Gwawr Griffiths, Library & Archives Service, ( by 5.00 pm on Monday 5th November.

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