Skip to main content

FYI: Freshman Year Initiative

Resources to accompany library FYI sessions, offered to new freshmen prior to the start of each fall semester.

Librarian Instructors

Jay Ballenberger
Instruction Librarian

Subject Areas: Biology, Computer Science, Math/Stats, Spanish

"Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony."  ~Lou Reed


Anne Bledsoe
Library Instruction Coordinator  

Subject Areas: Children's Literature, Education, Language & Literature

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." ~J.R.R. Tolkien

Laureen Cantwell 
Distance Learning Librarian

Subject Areas: Business & MBA, Mass Communications, Doctor of Nursing Practice, & WCCC Programs

"Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things."
 ~George Carlin

Jeff Grossman
Electronic Resources Librarian

Subject Areas: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

"We apologize for the inconvenience." ~God, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Rose Petralia
Head of Public Services

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all." ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray  

Ali Gomez
Instruction and Reference Librarian

Subject Areas: Art, Criminal Justice

"Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent." ~Neil Gaiman