West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Library Orientations

A library orientation can provide specialized instruction to help your students...

  • reduce library anxiety
  • understand the research process
  • locate books, articles and reputable web sites
  • recognize scholarly vs. popular articles
  • find statistics and government documents
  • prepare for future research needs

We strongly encourage instructors  to be present and to participate in the instruction sessions in order to emphasize the importance of information retrieval skills.

To request instruction by a library faculty member, contact the LIbrary using the form below. We request the professional courtesy of at least one week's notice prior to the instruction date. A confirmation email will be sent shortly:

 View Calendar  to see if the Ranganathan Room is available for your time slot.


Library Orientation Request Form

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Orientation Date & Time:


Pick areas to be covered:

NOTE: Orientations are scheduled in the Library's Ranganathan Room unless you request a different location.



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