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Librarians at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have been involved with the School of Sciences' SCI 120 Learning Communities for First-Year Students since their introduction in 1997. From curriculum development to teaching in the classroom, librarian expertise and experience has been valued and sought out. However, with this success comes challenges. How do we (the science librarians) manage the extensive time commitment required by these courses? How do we streamline the grading of library exercises? How can the instructional team members easily share instructional materials? As the title of the 2004 LOEX conference states, the IUPUI science librarians have been 'refocusing our response' to meet these challenges, and would like to share our ideas as well as experiences.