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 - Monley

FS153 Peace & Justice - Cernosia

FS184  Robotics, Tech, Evolving Self - Doyle 

FS123 On Memory - Purcell   


Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 


FS111 Examined Life - Layfield

FS111 Examined Life - Lair

FS111 Examined Life - Vantine  

FS 153 Peace & Justice - Arani

FS 153 Peace & Justice - Gagne  

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206


FS114 A River Runs Through It - Grover

FS136 Globalization - Wilson

FS140 Place and Placelessness - Demers

FS161 Tech & Ethics in Society - Battig 



Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210


FS113 Tries: Creative Writing - Sloan

FS113 Tries - Marquess 

FS116 Snow: Art & Science - Wry

FS140 Place and Placelessness - Dykstra

FS153 Peace & Justice - St. Louis


   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 207

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