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, E. Monley

FS111 Examined Life, J. D'Amore

FS111 FS111 Examined Life. D. Ellinwood

FS113 Tries: Creative Writing, W. Marquess 

FS182 Social Construction: Humanness, M. Doyle



Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 



FS111 Examined Life, S. Layfield

FS122 Music & the Human Experience, W. Ellis

FS150 Black Voices of Democracy

FS153 Peace & Justice, P. Arani

FS153 Peace and Justice, P. Olsen

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206


FS111 Examined Life, P. Vantine

FS115 American Environmental Imagination, N. Lewis              

FS156 Memoirs of Race, Gender, and Sexuality , M. Bosia

FS161 Technology & Ethics in Society, M. Battig

FS162 Science That Changed History, D. Heroux

Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210


FS116  Snow: Art & Science, J. Wry

FS140  Place and Placelessness, K. Dykstra

FS150  Black Voices of Democracy, L. Smith

FS153  Peace & Justice, M. St. Louis

FS140  Place and Placelessness, A. Redman


   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 207