Library News, Research Tips, and Much More!

December 16, 2014
by junie
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More Interactive eBooks @ your library

capstoneThe Library has added more Interactive eBooks for ESL and ELI students for a total of 43 books! Read about martial arts, disgusting foods, photography, and more. Emergent readers can follow along as the text is read aloud. These Interactive eBooks can be used by multiple students at the same time, and can be accessed 24/7 from internet connected computers and mobile devices, including Android and IOS devices. The free iPad app allows for offline reading. Please check out the eBooks: http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com

December 12, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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Happy Holidays

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From everyone at the Learning Commons…we hope you have a safe and wonderful Holiday season.

The Library will resume normal Fall 2014 hours next week and will be closed to the public from Monday, 12/22/14 through Friday, 1/9/15.  The Library will reopen for Spring 2015 on Monday, 1/12/15.

December 9, 2014
by juewang
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E-Book Collection Trials

Now Leeward CC users have the opportunity to trial the following eBook Collections:

EBSCOhost eBook Community College Collection
Start Date: 12/5/2014
Expiration Date: 1/5/2015

If you click on the EBSCOhost Research Databases on the Leeward CC Library website,
you can find the eBook Collection link.

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Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this collection contains more than 52,000 titles, including over 4,100 Workforce Development titles from notable publishers including, Packt Publishing, Emereo and Charles C Thomas Publishers. Content within the collection covers topics across programs and fields of study in key subject areas such as the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Science & Technology, and Literary Criticism. Please send your feedback to Librarian Jue Wang (juewang@hawaii.edu).

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Literary Classics eBook Collection and Master Academic eBook Subscription Collection
Start Date: 12/3/2014
Expiration Date: 1/2/2015

There are a total of  2676 ebooks in Literary Classics eBook Collection and Master Academic eBook Subscription Collection.  Can you find the ebooks you want in the collections? Do you think that the library should have access to these ebooks?  Please send your feedback to Librarian Jue Wang (juewang@hawaii.edu).

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December 8, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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New Books

The following titles can currently be found on our new book cart in the Reference, Research, and Reading Room OR can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). Please note that titles from our Bestseller’s Collection cannot be “held”.

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Ancestral Places: Understanding Kanaka Geographies by Katrina Ann Oliveira
Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead
Hawaii Civic by Historic Hawai’i Foundation
Hawai’i Joins the World by Walter F. Judd
Hawaiian Games to Play by Donald D. Kilolani Mitchell
‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala: the Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawai’i by Lia Keawe, Marsha MacDowell, and C. Kurt Dewhurst
Islands of Wonder: Kaua’i by Chris & Evelyn Cook
Navigating the Spanish Lake: the Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898 by Rainer F. Buschmann, Edward R. Slack Jr., and James B. Tueller
‘O Au No Keia: Voices from Hawai’i’s Mahu and Transgender Communities by Andrew Matzner
Tattoo: Bodies, Art, and Exchange in the Pacific and the West by Nicholas Thomas, Anna Cole, and Bronwen Douglas
When the Korean World in Hawaii Was Young, 1903-1940 by Seonju Lee and Roberta Chang

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American Catholics in Transition by William V. D’Antonio, Michele Dillon, and Mary L. Gautier
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Bahn
The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism Through the Media by Leigh Moscowitz
In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime by Paul Cromwell & Michael L. Birzer
Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging by Margaret Cruikshank
Organic Chemistry as a Second Language: Second Semester Topics by David Klein
Organic Chemistry II for Dummies by John T. Moore and Richard H. Langley
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher
The Tokyo Rose Case: Treason on Trial by Yasuhide Kawashima
Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation by Margaret Nutting Ralph
A World of Their Own: A History of South African Women’s Education by Meghan Healy-Clancy

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Finding Me by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

December 1, 2014
by Wayde Oshiro
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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voices now available

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The Library is excited to announce that a new online video collection is now available to all Leeward CC students, faculty, and staff, on-campus and off-campus.

Ethnographic Video Online:  Volume III, Indigenous Voices is a collection of nearly 200 documentaries, primary source footage, and feature films from Hawaii, Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

According to the provider, Alexander Street Press,

Volume III complements the preceding volumes by expanding the geographic coverage of the series into Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as offering indigenous perspectives and voices historically left out of traditional anthropological study. The implicit “us versus them” construct of classical anthropological models is being complicated by cultural and social observations, descriptions, analyses, and works by indigenous scholars, writers, artists, filmmakers, and other commentators who are challenging earlier representations, most of which were by outsiders. The role of the traditional ethnographer is changing, and Volume III is the only academic collection in the world to offer a comprehensive resource of documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by (and often for) indigenous people who allow us inside their world view, interpret their history, and analyze their culture.

Notable titles in this collection include

  • The Land Has Eyes and Moana:  Rising of the Sea by Vilsoni Hereniko
  • Act of War:  The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation
  • Keepers of the Flame:  The Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women and Words, Earth & Aloha:  The Sources of Hawaiian Music by Eddie and Myrna Kamae

Key features of the online streaming platform

  • Search content by cultural group, place, ethnographer, primary or secondary source,
  • Create playlists and clips for embedding in LMS
  • Complete transcripts available, and more

For more info and a complete title list click here.  Leeward has access to Volume III titles only.

To access Ethnographic Video Online:  Volume III from the Leeward CC Library website go to

  • www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library
  • Select the Research Tools button
  • Scroll down to Subscribed Online Resources
  • Select Ethnographic Video Online:  Volume III, Indigenous Voices

Contact Wayde Oshiro, x378, for additional resource info.

Contact Ralph Toyama, x682,  for technical issues and troubleshooting. 

November 25, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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Do You Have a Large Popcorn Maker We Can Borrow?

untitledPopcorn will play a crucial role at our snack bar during the Finals Countdown. Please consider lending us your popcorn maker. If you have questions or would like to donate the use of your popcorn maker, please email Carina at carinac@hawaii.edu or call her at 455-0301.

The current schedule and location assignments for both days of Finals Countdown can be found here: http://lcc.hawaii.libguides.com/finalscountdown-fall2014.

November 18, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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Help Out with Finals Countdown!

There are two additional ways we can use your help:

1. Bring us extra gift cards!
We will be holding prize drawings every hour, so help us make the prizes AMAZING! Contribute any type of valid gift certificate, whether it be for $5 or for $20!

2. Give flyers to your students.
We have letter-sized and quarter-sized versions. The PDFs can be downloaded from our event’s Libguide. If you’d like pre-made ones, feel free to contact me at carinac@hawaii.edu!

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November 18, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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International Education Week at Leeward CC!

Leeward CC is celebrating International Education Week from 11/17-11/21.

Please note: the Japan Trivia Competition on Friday, 11/21 from 1pm-3pm will be held in LA 230 instead.

IEweek2014The Library has the following display in honor of IEW. Leeward CC is currently home to F-1 and J-1 International Students from 18 different countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, and Vietnam. The display shows items in our collection about/from these various countries.

November 18, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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Event Pictures

Below are some pictures from three recent Library events: the HASL Adobe Voice workshop (10/25),  Puakea Nogelmeier’s presentation (11/7), and Lisa Kanae’s talk-story and “read aloud” (11/13).

November 18, 2014
by Carina Chernisky
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Library is now Home to the Leeward CC Blue Door

Leeward CC's Blue Door--View from the ConcourseThe UHCCs recently celebrated 50 years of touching the lives and minds of those in our communities that hope to broaden their horizons. As such, each CC was gifted with a door painted with its school color. Leeward CC’s door is now housed in the Library’s Reference, Reading, and Research Room, where all who walk on the main concourse can see it!

The official announcement is here: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/node/1066

More pictures of the event can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leewardcc/sets/72157642571745674/