1960’s Civil Rights Research Guide


Abstract: Creating a library reference guide to help undergraduate students understand the resources available to them at the University of Michigan for learning about the Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s.

Category: Information Architecture, User Research, CMS

Project: I was part of a team of four students who, for our Information Resources and Services class, decided to create a library guide for undergraduate students based on the Civil Rights resources available through the University of Michigan libraries. As a team we worked to frame our reference guide based on materials appropriate not only for our topic but for our audience and help guide our users through how to locate, choose, and utilize these materials.

Role: I worked as an Information Architect and Content Strategist for our reference guide. In particular I was responsible for determining which books and journals were most relevant for both the level of study we anticipated undergraduates would be interested in but would also represent the breadth of information available.

Solution: You can find our guide here:


Note: My group-mate Sebastian Ferrari is responsible for the hosting, installation, configuration, and administration of the CMS.