Alexandra Rivera

Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian

Pronouns

she/her/hers

Email

alexriv@umich.edu

Phone

734-764-7037

Mailing address

919 S University Ave 2178 Shapiro

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

ORCID ID

0000-0003-3817-3241

Alexandra Rivera

Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian

About me

My work is in two key areas -

Student Success:

Leading the Peer Information Consulting (PIC) Program (circa 1985) which is a peer education program for undergraduate students and offers a successful research and learning experience utilizing library resources and services. The PIC consultants are multiracial students, knowledgeable of library resources and how to utilize them for common research and writing projects, and also support many other library initiatives.

Coordinating the UM Library's Kindergarten-12th grade (K12) engagement intended to:

  • Improve K12 learning outcomes related to information access and literacy 
  • Support pipeline to college initiatives designed to enhance recruitment and retention of students of color

Community Engagement:

Liaising with UM students, faculty, staff, and their community partners engaged within Metro Detroit, particularly those who work from the Detroit Center. I connect them with the wide array of UM Library resources and services and provide research assistance and instruction to support their information needs.

Other work includes:

  • Teaching students how to effectively utilize the library for their academic success and personal growth
  • Research consultation by appointment and through the AskALibrarian service

As a multiracial woman - diversity, equity, and inclusion are a central focus of my personal and professional activities.

 

Languages

English

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