Alexa L Pearce

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105 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
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Head, Social Sciences and Clark Library


I serve as head of the Social Sciences Team within the Research unit of the U-M Library. In this role, I coordinate the efforts of our subject librarians who provide services and develop collections to support and enhance the research, teaching, and learning activities of faculty, students, and staff across the social sciences.

I have background and expertise in a variety of subject areas in the social sciences and humanities and I am interested in new and emerging roles for librarians, including research data, scholarly communication, and intellectual property issues.

As the U-M Library grows its Research Data Services, I am available to provide assistance and expertise in the following areas:

  • I can collaborate with colleagues to provide researchers guidance on their data management plans.
  • I can assist researchers in finding and accessing various types of data and statistics.
  • I can work with researchers to help them organize and manage their data and other research outputs.
  • I believe strongly in data sharing and can articulate its importance. I am ready to assist researchers in this area.


I received a M.A. in World History from New York University (NYU) and a M.S.L.I.S. from Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science. I also received a B.A. in History from NYU. I previously served as Librarian for History & American Culture on the Arts & Humanities Team within the U-M Library. Prior to that, I served as Librarian for Journalism, Media, Culture, and Communication in the NYU Division of Libraries and have held teaching appointments at the Pratt Institute's School of Information and Library Science and LIU's Palmer School.