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 - Copeland

FS111 Examined Life - Inness-Brown

FS153 Peace & Justice - Cernosia 

FS153 Peace & Justice - Olsen 

Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
802.654.2590
Library 205 

FS111 Examined Life - Ellis

FS111 Examined Life - Lair

FS111 Examined Life - Layfield

FS111 Examined Life - Wagner

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
802.654.2411
Library 206

FS136 Globalization - Wilson

FS161 Technology and Ethics - Richardson

Steven Burks
Steve Burks
802.654.2354
Library 210

Learn What Matters