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Information for Faculty and Staff: RESEARCH ORIENTATIONS

Library information for faculty and staff

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For general questions call the Circulation & Textbooks Desk: 510-981-2824

For research questions call the Reference & Research Desk: 510-981-2821


To arrange a Library Orientation session for your class, use the Library Orientation Request Form or contact Joshua Boatright,, Heather Dodge, or Jenny Yap,

Library Orientations are an easy way for students to become familiar with BCC library resources.  You can help your students go beyond Google by scheduling a library orientation for your class.  In just 50 minutes or less, a librarian can provide an orientation that is custom-tailored to the needs of your students.  Library orientations increase students' ability to find research materials for their assignments and help them make the best use of the many print and electronic resources available to them.  

You may schedule a general or special-topic library orientation for your class. The standard orientation is a 50-minute lecture-demonstration of basic information resources in the Berkeley City College Library. The content and length of an orientation can also be tailored to meet your specific needs.  Once contacted, we will schedule the visit and discuss what information your students will need from the library, the details of the current assignment, etc.