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

FS122 Music & the Human Experience, W. Ellis



Anthony Bassignani
Anthony Bassignani
Library Circulation Desk 


FS116 Snow: Art & Science, J. Wry



Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 







FS113 Tries:Creative Writing, E. Sloan

FS153 Peace and Justice, M. St. Louis


   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 206

Performance, Art & Soc Justice
Race/Gender/Ethnicity in Media

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