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Personal Librarians

Personal Libarians

As part of the First Year Experience Program all freshman are given a Personal Librarian. What can a Personal Librarian (PL) do for you? He or she is here to be your point person for all things library related. Do you have a research paper or project coming up? Your PL can help you find the sources you need to successfully complete that assignment. Do you need help with writing citations? Your PL can help you with that too. Contact your PL with any questions and they will do their best to help you!

Information Literacy

Additionally, we are here to teach you about Information Literacy. Information Literacy is the ability to understand when information is needed, find that information, critically evaluate the information, and use the information effectively and ethically. In the FYE we will begin to teach you these skills through video tutorials, quizzes, and in-class lectures. 

Tutorials

Here are the tutorials you are to complete as part of the First Year Experience Program.  Follow the instructions on your Personal Librarian's webpage. Please contact your Personal Librarian if you have any questions or problems.

The components of the program are:

 Pretest
 The Research Process
 Choosing a Topic
 Types of Sources
 Search Strategies
 Evaluating Information
 Why Citations Matter
 Posttest

Your Personal Librarian

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Tiffany Davis
Assisstant Librarian for Instruction Services

Persional Librarian For:
FYE 1: MTH 1015 01/ENG 1010 16 (Markel/Rinaldo)
FYE 2: MTH 1015 02/ ENG 1010 08 (Markel/Rinaldo)
FYE 9: BIO L 113 01/ CHM L 151 01 (Bhalla/Maelia)
FYE 10: BIO L 113 02/ CHM 151 02 (Bhalla/Maelia)
FYE 22: ART 1030 02/ENG 1000 01 (Winter/Witkowsky)

Please click on the links above to find a website designed just for your FYE class. This website contains links to the tutorials.

845-569-3551; Tiffany.Davis@msmc.edu


Denise A. Garofalo
Associate Librarian for Systems and Catalog Services

Personal Librarian For:
FYE 5: CIT 1052 03/PSY 1010 03 (Cheskiewicz/Kalkstein)
FYE 6: CIT 1052 04/PSY 1010 02 (Cheskiewicz/Kalkstein)
FYE 17: BIO 1030 01/ENG 1010 10 (Sarro/TBA)
FYE 18: BIO 1030 02/ENG 1010 14 (Sarro/TBA)
FYE 19: CIT 1052 10/SOC 1010 05 (Jacoby/Twigg)

845-569-3519; Denise.Garofalo@msmc.edu
Denise's Personal Librarian Page

Vivian Milczarski
Associate Librarian for Collection Development

Personal Librarian For:
FYE 7: ENG 1010 17/PSY 1010 07 (Bonet/Cooke)
FYE 8: ENG 1010 07/PSY 1010 04 (Witkowsky/Uzelac)
FYE 20: ENG 1010 18/BUS 1010 01 (Wyant/Tolan)
FYE 21: BUS 1010 02/ENG 1010 06 (Tolan/Wyant)
FYE 23: ENG 1010 19/PSY 1010 08 (Bonet/Cooke)

Please click on the links above to find a website designed just for your FYE class. This website contains links to the tutorials.

845-569-3523; vivian.milczarski@msmc.edu

Jen Park
Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services

Personal Librarian For:
FYE 13: HIS 1050 01/ENG 1010 04 (Smith/Witkowsky)
FYE 14: HIS 1050 02/ENG 1010 05 (Smith/Witkowsky)
FYE 15: HIS 1030 01/REL 1150 01 (Nguyen/Miller)
FYE 16: HIS 1030 02/REL 1150 02 (Nguyen/Miller)
FYE 24: ENG 1000 05/MUS 1040 03 (Stobert/Howell)

845-569-3546; Jen.Park@msmc.edu
Jen's Personal Librarian Page

Derek Sanderson
Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services

Personal Librarian For:
FYE 3: SOC 1010 03/ENG 1010 11 (Bussigel/Pietros)
FYE 4: SOC 1010 04/ENG 1010 12 (Bussigel/Witkowsky)
FYE 11: SOC 1010 01/ENG 1010 19 (Vorsanger/TBA)
FYE 12: SOC 1010 02/ENG 1010 03 (Vorsanger/TBA)

845-569-3240; derek.sanderson@msmc.edu
Derek's Personal Librarian Page