Student and Academic Life

Ambassador Opportunity With UK Libraries Now Available for Students

photo of William T. Young Library
William T. Young Library, just one of the many branches of UK Libraries.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 20, 2019) The University of Kentucky Libraries is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic full-time undergraduate students with a passion for the university’s library system to apply for their Student Ambassador Program. The program is open to students from all disciplines in good academic standing.

The UK Libraries Ambassador team will be asked to:

  • commit to the program for the 2019-2020 school year;
  • attend training sessions and monthly meetings;
  • promote UK Libraries services and exhibits in classes, residence halls and student organizations;
  • assist in outreach events, such as staffing tables at events spanning K Week and midterm/finals;
  • engage in marketing opportunities by promoting UK Libraries across social media;
  • volunteer for events related to UK Libraries Philanthropy;
  • provide honest feedback on library services; and
  • build resume, gain leadership experience and strengthen research skills.

Ambassadors will receive compensation at the conclusion of each semester.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit

Applications are due Friday, April 5, 2019.

UK Libraries comprises nine major facilities spanning campus: William T. Young Library, Agricultural Information Center, Hunter M. Adams College of Design Library, Education Library, John A. Morris Equine Library and Information Services, Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, Medical Center Library, Science and Engineering Library and the Special Collections Research Center. UK Libraries also manages the Lexmark Library.

Home to a treasure trove of materials, collections and information resources, UK Libraries makes available more than 4.2 million volumes; over 1.6 million electronic books; nearly 70,000 full-text electronic journals, over 450 bibliographic databases; approximately 50,000 cubic feet of archival records and manuscripts, 65,000 rare books and 11,000 oral history interviews; and a broad collection of government documents, maps, microforms, film/video and newspapers.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for,”  and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.