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

Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 


FS111 Examined Life - Layfield

FS111 Examined Life - Lair

FS122 Music & the Human Experience - Ellis

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206


FS115 Amer Environmental Imagination - Kerr

FS136 Globalization - Wilson

FS194 Gardens and Greening - Kerr


Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210


FS113 Tries: Creative Writing - Sloan

FS140 Place and Placelessness - Dykstra

FS153 Peace & Justice - Doyle

FS153  Peace & Justice - St. Louis

   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 207

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