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 - Balutansky

FS111 Examined Life - Copeland




Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 


FS116 Snow: Art and Science - Wry

Marilyn Scoville
Marilyn Scoville
Library 207



FS111 Examined Life - Ellis

FS111 Examined Life - Lair

FS111 Examined Life - Layfield

FS153 Peace and Justice - St. Louis


Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206


FS136 Globalization - Wilson

FS161 Technology and Ethics - Richardson



Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210

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