Peer Information Counseling Program

The Peer Information Counseling (PIC) Program is a University of Michigan Library initiative, over 30 years in the making, designed to support student success - your success!

The peer information counselors are a select group of undergraduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds who are hired for their interpersonal skills and academic strengths and specially trained to provide reference and research consultation to their peers on the UM campus and to work on special projects within the UM Library.

Do you need help with your research?

  • Find or refine a topic for their research
  • Identify the best resources for their research paper (books and articles)
  • Cite resources
  • Navigate library resources including databases, website, physical space, etc.
  • With other research tasks

And much more!


  • Tours of the Hatcher/Shapiro Library Complex
  • Workshops on such things as:

                 >How to efficiently find relevant quality articles and other resources

                 >How to develop and offer engaging and informative presentations

                 >Other topics of your choice

  • Study table support
  • Classroom support

For additional information please contact: Alexandra (Alex) Rivera, Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian, 2178 Shapiro Library, (734) 764-7037,


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Last modified: 06/14/2018