Alexandra Peterson Rivera

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734 764 6849

919 S University Ave 2178 Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
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Student Enrichment and Community Outreach Librarian


My work resides in two key areas.

Community Outreach:
Support the UM Detroit Center providing research assistance and instruction to UM departments, schools, and programs working in the center and their students and community partners. 

Coordinate the Library's K-12 initiatives to improve K-12 learning outcomes in support of recruitment and, ultimately, retention of students.

Student Enrichment:
Manage the Peer Information Counseling (PIC) Program which is a peer mentoring/counseling program intended to improve learning outcomes for minority students and in general offer a successful research and learning experience for new or returning students.  This program has been in existence since 1985.




M.L.I.S., 2004 University of Michigan, School of Information

B.S., 1995 Northern Arizona University, Communications - Broadcasting and Production.


  • Coordinate a Detroit Center Library Research Lab with access to Spatial Numeric Data Services and other library resources
  • In person reference at Shapiro and Hatcher Reference Desk
  • Ask a Librarian email and instant message reference
  • Bibliographic instruction - Detroit Center and Ann Arbor Campus
  • Encourage collaborations between the UM Library and the K-12 community including the Michigan Debate Institute
  • Collaborate closely with UM's outreach and retention programs including UM's Summer Bridge Program

Service Includes:

  • Library Diversity Council - Co-Chair (2013/14)
  • Co-coordinator of Library Diversity Initiatives ( 2014/15)
  • Learning Analytics Task Force
  • Library Credit/Online Learning Task Force
  • UM University Outreach Council
  • Detroit Center Advisory Group