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

FS153 Peace & Justice - Knortz

FS184  Robotics, Tech, Evolving Self - Doyle 



Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 


FS111 Examined Life - Layfield

FS111 Examined Life - Lair 

FS122 Music & the Human Experience- Ellis

FS153 Peace & Justice - Gagne  

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206


FS136 Globalization - Wilson

FS140 Place and Placelessness - Sullivan




Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210


FS116 Snow: Art & Science - Wry

FS153 Peace & Justice - St. Louis


   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 207

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