First Year Seminars

Welcome first year scholars!

Personal Librarians (see below) collaborate with FS instructors and are designated to help you throughout your first year at SMC. 

Librarians can help you with:

  • Understanding academic integrity, copyright, and plagiarism. See Tutorial
  • Navigating the library website for research assignments
  • Locating books, reference sources, articles, and other resources
  • Distinguishing between popular press and scholarly literature
  • Evaluating research findings
  • Citing sources

Additionally, research assistance is available at the Reference Desk or by scheduling a research appointment.

FS Course

Your Personal Librarian

FS111 Examined Life - Balutanksy

FS111 Examined Life - Copeland

FS111 Examined Life - Monley

FS153 Peace & Justice - Cernosia 

FS153 Peace & Justice - Doyle

FS193 Digging Down to the Roots - Bang-Jensen

Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 


FS111 Examined Life - Layfield

FS111 Examined Life - Lair

FS111 Examined Life - Vantine

FS113 Theatre & Social Justice - Harrigan

FS119 Horses and Healing - Kerr

FS153 Peace & Justice - Arani

FS153 Peace & Justice - Gagne

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206


FS111 Examined Life - D’Amore 

FS136 Globalization - Wilson

FS161 Technology and Ethics - Battig

FS194 Gardens and Greening - Kerr

FS114 A River Runs Through It - Grover

 FS114 Place and Placelessness - Kujawa

Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210


FS113 Tries: Creative Writing  - Marquess

FS113 American Environmental Imagination - Sloan

FS116 Snow: Art & Science - Wry

FS120 Living Digitally - Sultze

FS153  Peace & Justice - St. Louis

   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 207

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