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Information for Faculty and Staff: Getting Started

Library information for faculty and staff

BCC Library Hours

Spring 2020

January 19th through May 22nd

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm

Friday: 8:30am -4pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: CLOSED

BCC Library Contacts

Circulation Desk:  510-981-2824
Reference Desk:  510-981-2821
FT Librarians:

Joshua Boatright: 510-981-2991
Heather Dodge:    510-981-2964
Jenny Yap:           510-981-2828

PT Librarians:
Claudia Chester
Mari Pongkhamsing

Jordan G Yee

Principal Library Technician
Kye Ocasio-Pare:   510-981-2950 

What Services Does the Library Provide


The BCC Library invites you to drop by the library to learn more about the Library’s services, print collection and on-line resources, to place materials on reserve, or to make recommendations for new library resources (books, videos, etc).  Librarians are available for consultation on the development of effective research assignments, subject or course specific information pathfinders, bibliographies, etc.  Please come by or email to arrange a library orientation.


Your library is a partner in the instructional process. When developing new courses or revising existing courses or programs, the BCC Library would like to work with you to make sure our collection fully supports your students' learning.  With your collaboration, the library can most effectively identify available resources and work towards purchasing new materials that meet your and your students’ information needs.

BCC librarians are happy to work with you to provide the most effective learning resources to your students by purchasing (whenever possible) recommended resources, creating appropriate information guides, and providing training on library skills, research methods and information literacy whenever requested.

In the past, a FIG was conducted exploring the primary reasons why the majority of students in a first year U.S. history course lacked adequate research skills.  The investigation revealed that all of the students benefited from additional support in the library.  The question explored was what could be done to improve these skills with a library-instructor partnership.   Based on findings, it was concluded that students in research-oriented courses would benefit from curriculum that requires use of library resources and interactions with library staff.   Instructors in relevant courses would benefit from partnering with the BCC library before the start of each semester to develop library coursework that would improve student success in research-based assignments.   Please consider working with the library to include assignments that incorporates a library component.  Feel free to contact Joshua Boatright at, Heather Dodge at, or Jenny Yap at for assistance in designing such assignments.


The Library welcomes recommendations for library materials that support BCC's teaching and research mission.  To recommend materials for purchase, or discuss other library-related needs, please feel free to email any of the BCC librarians. 
Below are links to our current media holdings and book acquisitions.