Student Consultants

Need help navigating the library’s services and resources? You can get support from a student who works as a peer information consultant.

For our in-person consulting and virtual drop-in hours, see the Sweetland Peer Writing Center page.

You can also make an appointment.

Support for students

We can help you complete a variety of tasks, including:

  • finding and narrowing a research topic
  • locating a great source
  • using library databases
  • creating accurate citations

And more — just ask!

We can also partner with your student organization to help develop an exhibit, co-host an event, and more.

Support for faculty

We also work with faculty, staff, and departments to provide:

  • tours of Hatcher and Shapiro libraries
  • classroom or study table support
  • workshops on library research 
  • workshops on developing effective presentations

Need scholarly support that's not on this list? Let us know. We might be able to help.

Who we are

Our peer information consultants are library student employees from culturally diverse backgrounds who contribute their skills and perspectives — and receive specialized training in information literacy and research – to support teaching and learning at the university.

Students who work as peer information consultants pose together in Shapiro Library

This work is part of the library’s Peer Information Consulting (PIC) program, a long-running initiative designed to support student success.

Questions? Contact Jesus Espinoza at ejesus@umich.edu.