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 The Examined Life, P. Standen


FS111 The Examined Life, P. Vantine


FS118 Performance, Art & Social Justice, P. Jennings


FS118 Theatre and Social Justice, P. Harrigan


FS123 On Memory, J. Purcell


FS139 Resistance and Empowerment, L. Clerfeuille


Anthony Bassignani
Anthony Bassignani
Library Circulation Desk 


FS111 The Examined Life, A. Carroll


FS111 The Examined Life, E. Copeland


FS153 Peace and Justice, A. Carroll


FS126 Sports Stories, R. Niemi


FS127 Storytelling, J. D'Amore


FS182 Social Construction: Humanness, M. Doyle



Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 


FS111 The Examined Life, C. Root


FS153 Peace and Justice, M. Arani

Laura Crain
Library 232C


FS153 Peace and Justice, L. Gagne


FS154 Race/Gender/Ethnicity in Media, T. Griffith 


FS156 Memoirs:Race/Gender/Sexuality, M.Bosia


FS154 Race/Gender/Ethnicity in Media, K.Kirby


FS161 Technology & Ethics in Society, M. Battig

Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 211


FS140 Place and Placelessness, K. Dykstra

FS140 Place and Placelessness, A. Redman

FS113 Tries:Creative Writing, E. Sloan

FS153 Peace and Justice, M. St. Louis

FS111 The Examined Life, T. Blake


   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 206

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

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