The Austin Public Library invites you to participate in extending our reach into the community by becoming a Social Media Ambassador or #APLambassador. Help raise awareness of the Library on social media and at the same time, raise the Library’s awareness of you, its supporter.
Become a Social Media Ambassador
Ambassadorship is one way to volunteer for the Library - no application required! Simply sign up to receive #APLambassador emails (the sign up form is also on this webpage). The Library is active on several social media platforms. We’re organizing ambassadors across platforms through emails by individual staff members that we’ll send to your inbox. We’ll give you the scoop on Library programs and projects and highlight relevant hashtags.
Though your participation takes place online, occassionaly we organize special in-person events at the Library just for our ambassadors:
- On October 22, 2017, we gave our ambassadors a sneak preview of Austin's New Central Library (photo at right) before the grand opening on October 28.
- In June 2018 our ambassadors are welcome to a sneak preview of APL After Dark, a new event series taking place after normal operating hours at the Central Library. Free tickets to this special event sold out in a day, but there's always something you can do as an ambassador!
What We’re Asking Ambassadors to Do
In addition to reading #APLambassador emails:
- Add the Library on your favorite social media platforms.
- Share your stories and what you love about the Library – maybe an upcoming event, a recent blog post, your favorite branch or what you're reading, watching and listening to.
- Use a certain hashtag when we encourage you to do so – for instance, tell others “I am an #APLambassador” to show your support for the Library.
Listen to Ambassadors Tell Their Stories
APL Volumes, the Library's podcast, is available on LibSyn through a web browser, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher for Android devices. Volumes features Social Media Ambassadors reflecting on the Library in their lives. This LibSyn playlist brings them all together, with the latest podcast (playable below) listed first.