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


FS126, Sports Stories, R. Niemi

FS111, Examined Life, E. Inness-Brown



Kristen Hindes
Kristen Hindes 
Library 205 



FS149, Africa and Its Peoples, P. Constantino
FS158, Society, Identity & Race, K. Kirby           

Michele McCaffrey
Michele McCaffrey
Library 206

FS115 American Environmental Imagination, D. Facey       

FS115 American Environmental Imagination, N. Lewis              

Steven Burks
Steve Burks
Library 210


FS153  Peace & Justice, M. St. Louis



   Beth Dietrich
Bethany Dietrich
Library 207
 FS117 Joan of Arc, G. Dameron   John Payne
John Payne
Library 212

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