Faculty Library Resources

Research Instruction Sessions

A research instruction session can provide specialized instruction to help students:

  • Reduce library anxiety
  • Understand the research process
  • Locate books, articles and reputable websites
  • Recognize scholarly vs. popular articles
  • Find statistics and government documents
  • Prepare for future research needs

Explore the Research Instruction online booking for available dates to schedule your next orientation. All blue orientation slots are open orientations. All red slots are booked orientations. A confirmation email will be sent shortly.

Need help? Watch a short video about how to book a library orientation.

Book Cart Classroom Visit

A Books á la Carte Class visit session can provide research specific to your classroom to help your students:

  • Reduce library anxiety.
  • Ask a librarian quick reference questions outside of the library.
  • Select handouts created by librarians on citing and evaluating various source types.

To maximize the effectiveness of your research instruction session please prepare for the following:

  • Sessions must be requested at least 1 week in advance.
  • Assignments must be sent to Yanghee.Kim@westvalley.edu at least 3 days in advance.
  • Instructors must attend the book cart session with the class.
  • Remind students they will need their WVC Student ID or any form of government issued picture ID. Knowing Student ID without picture ID will not be permitted to checkout books.
  • Read the West Valley College Library Policies.
  • Consider ways to encourage your students to check out materials from the book cart.

The book cart visit is weather permitting. If rain or a chance of rain is in the forecast, Jasmine Colon will contact you the day prior to reschedule.

Explore the Books a la Carte classroom online booking for available dates to schedule your next orientation. All blue orientation slots are open orientations. All red slots are booked orientations. A confirmation email will be sent shortly.

Librarian Liaisons

  • Get Flex Credit for Consulting with a Librarian to learn how to incorporate library resources into your classroom to help students succeed.
  • Contact your library liaison to set up an appointment to learn about library resources available to you and your students.
Discipline/Subject Area Librarian Liaison
Accounting Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Administration of Justice Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Anthropology/Archaeology Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Architecture Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Art (Fine Arts) Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Astronomy Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Biology Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Business Administration & Real Estate Yanghee Kim: 741-4661
Chemistry Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Child Studies Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Communication Studies Yanghee Kim: 741-4661
Computer Information Systems Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Counseling Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Court Reporting and Related Technologies Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Dance Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Digital Media Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Disability and Educational Support Program Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Economics Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Engineering Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
English Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
English as a Second Language Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Fashion Design and Apparel Technology Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Film Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Geography Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Geology Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Health Care Technologies Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Health Education Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
History – Latin American & Canada Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479)
History – US History Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
History – World History Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Humanities Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Interior Design Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Kinesiology/Kinesiology Theory Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Mathematics Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Music Yanghee Kim: 741-2484
Nutrition Studies Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Oceanography Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Paralegal Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Park Management Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Philosophy Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Photography Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479
Physical Science Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Physics Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Political Science Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Psychology Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Reading Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Social Justice Studies Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Social Science Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Sociology Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
Theater Arts Betsy Sandford: 741-2478
Women and Gender Studies Jasmine Colón: 741-4682
World Languages Rachel Sandoval: 741-2479

Course Reserves

The objective of the Library Reserve collection is to support the curriculum and contribute to student success by making course materials available (on a limited basis) to students.

The reserve collection of print materials is located at the Book Checkout Desk and that of non-print materials is located at the Print/Copy Desk.

General Guidelines

  • Instructors are encouraged to donate or loan course textbooks to augment the limited selection purchased through the Reserve Book Program. Please contact Library staff to see if a specific course textbook is included in the Program.
  • To place an item on reserve, please fill out the Course Reserve form.
  • For those materials not owned by the Library, it is the instructor's responsibility to provide all material to be placed on reserve.
  • All reprinted articles and audiovisual materials must comply with current copyright laws and include a full bibliographic citation as to the source.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit the number of copies being placed on reserve for a given class.
  • If only one copy of an item is being submitted, only one loan period may be designated.
  • Materials borrowed from other libraries, including Mission College, may not be placed on reserve.
  • Materials for reserve will be processed in the order received. Please allow three days processing time before materials are available to students.
  • The Library is not responsible for replacement of damaged or lost personal copies.
  • The Library reserves the right to remove materials that have little or no activity.
  • All withdrawn instructor-owned materials must be picked up at the Book Checkout or Print/Copy Desk.
  • Current Library circulation fines and fees apply to all reserve materials.
  • Please call us if you have any questions: 408-741-2028.

Loan Periods

  • 1 hour (reserve item to be used within library)
  • 2 hour (reserve item to be used within library)
  • 1 day
  • 2 day
  • 7 day

Faculty, Administration, and Staff Publications

West Valley College Library is proud to highlight the publications of our faculty, administration, and staff! Copies of printed publications may be retained in the West Valley College Online Library Catalog. Links to electronic full-text or publisher are provided with the citations when available. To submit your publication, fill out the Faculty, Administration and Staff Publications/Scholarship form.

English Department

Paulette Boudreaux

Dulce Gray

  • "Examining the Labels that Mark my Ethnic Identity." Essay in The Leaning Ivory Tower: Latino Professors in American Universities, edited by Raymond V. Padilla and Rodolfo Chávez Chávez. SUNY Press, 1995. 91-100. Print. (Published under last name Cruz) Book available through Link+.
  • High Literacy and Ethnic Identity: Dominican American Schooling in Transition. Boulder, Colorado: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., November 2001. Print.
  • "Mapping the Use of Feature Films in Composition Classes." Essay in Cinema-(to)-Graphy: Film and Writing in Contemporary Composition Courses, edited by Ellen Bishop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Books, 1999. 100-115. Print. (Published under last name Cruz). Full-text available online
  • Meanderings on the Making of a Diasporic Hybrid Identity. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., December 2012. Print. Book available at WVC Library.
  • "One Night on Moses Mountain." Travel Narrative in A Woman's World Again, edited by Marybeth Bond. CA: Traveler's Tales, 2007. Print. Book available through Link+.
  • "Recordando las enseñanzas de mi abuelita." Essay in Abuelas hispanas: desde la memoria y el recuerdo, edited by Marina Llorente and Ilia Casanova-Marengo. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Torremozas, May 2012. Print. Full-text available online.
  • "Teaching Spidertown in the Blended Classroom" in Multiethnic American Literatures: Essays for Teaching Context and Culture, edited by Helane Adams Androne. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014. Print. Full-text available online.
  • "Two Easy Ways to Practice Global Citizenship in the College Classroom." Essay in special issue, "Going Global: Contemporary International Voices and Visions," of North Dakota Quarterly 78.2 & 3 (2013): 57-62. Print. Link to article.
  • "You Take Twirled Bodies and Turn Them into Two." Story in No Regrets: It's Time to Move On. Ed Pamela Gifford. San Bernadino, CA: Silly Tree Anthology, 2014. 65-71. Print. Full-text available online.
  • "Using Silence to Promote Spiritual Growth in the Teaching of Composition and Literature." Article in Teaching with Joy: Ideas for the New Millennium, edited by Sharon Shelton-Colangelo and Mimi Duvall. Colorado: Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., 2006. Print. Book available at WVC Library.

Nils Michals

Math Department

Rebecca Wong

  • Gould, R., Ryan, C., Wong, R. (2017). Essential Statistics: Exploring the World through Data. Boston: Pearson.

Reading/ESL Department

Michelle Andersen Francis

  • Francis, M. A., & Simpson, M. L. (2003). Using theory, our intuitions, and a research study to enhance our students' vocabulary knowledge. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 47(1), p. 66-78.
  • Francis, M. A., & Simpson, M. L. (2018). Vocabulary. In R. Flippo & T. Bean (Eds.) Handbook of college reading and study strategy research (3rd Ed). Routledge.
  • Simpson, M. L., Stahl, N. A., & Francis, M. A. (2004). Reading and learning strategies: Recommendations for the 21st Century. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(2), 2-15, 32.
  • Simpson, M. L., Stahl, N. A., & Francis, M. A. (2012). Reprint of reading and learning strategies: Recommendations for the Twenty-First Century. In R. Hodges, M. L. Simpson, & Stahl, N. A. (Eds.) Teaching Study Strategies in Developmental Education: Readings on Theory, Research, and Best Practice. Boston, MA: Bedford/ St. Martin's.

Library Resource Purchase Request

The West Valley College Library welcomes suggestions to add to our collection of books, media, and other resources that will help our students succeed and learn.

Please fill out the Library Resource Purchase Request form and let us know what you resources you would like your students to have free access to.

You will be contacted by a librarian letting you know if the source will be purchased and when it will be in the catalog ready for use.

last published: 9/17/18