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October Library Displays: Creepy and Criminal

October 16, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

All Hallow’s Read

At the Learning Commons’ main entrance, you’ll find spooky tales, modern and classic.

Halloween book display

If you pass the front/circulation desk, you’ll find spooky tales of Asian and Hawaiian-Pacific lore in front of our Kapunawai room.

Asian and Hawaiian-Pacific Halloween Book Display

True Crime Reads

Magnifying Glass and FingerprintsOn the Leeward Library’s upper level, read about real events of murder, mystery, and criminal investigation. A selection of local and national stories are available for insight and intrigue.

True Crime book display

We’ll be hosting a Halloween mystery activity October 29-30 [New Window]! Details coming soon . . .

Volunteer for Halloween Spooky Fun House!

October 16, 2018 by An | 0 comments

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Have you heard about Leeward Community College’s 50 Acts of Service project? In honor of our 50th anniversary, we aim to complete 50 acts of service during the 2018-2019 academic year! Please consider volunteering for an event to support this project and most importantly, our community!

Upcoming service opportunity: The City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting Halloween Spooky Fun House at Kalākaua District Park Thursday, October 25th. This event is geared towards children ages 12 and under. We are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Costume contest
  • Make and take crafts
  • Passing out candy
  • Event breakdown

While this event is open for anyone to volunteer, event organizers strongly encourage student volunteers! Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested!

Date: Thursday, October 25
Location: Kalākaua District Park
720 McNeill St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (volunteer orientation at 4:00 p.m.)
RSVP: An Hollowell (x301 or ahollowe@hawaii.edu)
by Wednesday, October 17

 

October 5, 2018
by junie
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Make a Difference, Register to Vote!

Come to the Library on Tuesday, October 9 at 12 – 1 pm, the last day to register online to vote in the General Election. Already registered but don’t know who to vote for or where to go for credible information about the issues affecting you? Come to the Library to find credible websites to get information to help you make the right choices for you. Make your vote count!

Kanopy: New Login System

October 4, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Kanopy [New Window], one of our resources for streaming videos, has a new login system.  Starting October 4, 2018, all users must create a personal account to view content.  This is a very quick process, and there is no charge.

When attempting to play a video, you will be prompted to log in or sign up.

Screenshot of Kanopy login screen

If you already have an account, log in with your email and password.  If you do not have an account, click on the Sign Up button.  You will be prompted to enter your name, email address, and a password.

Screenshot of Kanopy account signup

After you submit your information, you will be emailed a verification link. Click on the link in your email, and you’re all set!

Screenshot of Kanopy account confirmation

Please note that if you are off campus, you may also need to enter your UH login credentials, if prompted, when accessing Kanopy.

If you have questions about Kanopy or any of our other library resources, please contact us at (808) 455-0379 or lccref@hawaii.edu.

50 Acts of Service: Halloween Spooky Fun House

October 3, 2018 by An | 0 comments

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Have you heard about Leeward Community College’s 50 Acts of Service project? In honor of our 50th anniversary, we aim to complete 50 acts of service during the 2018-2019 academic year! Please consider volunteering for an event to support this project and most importantly, our community!

Upcoming service opportunity: The City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting Halloween Spooky Fun House at Kalākaua District Park Thursday, October 25th. This event is geared towards children ages 12 and under. We are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Costume contest
  • Make and take crafts
  • Passing out candy
  • Event breakdown

While this event is open for anyone to volunteer, event organizers strongly encourage student volunteers! Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested!

Date: Thursday, October 25
Location: Kalākaua District Park
720 McNeill St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (volunteer orientation at 4:00 p.m.)
RSVP: An Hollowell (x301 or ahollowe@hawaii.edu)
by Wednesday, October 17

 

Banned Books Week Continues on OverDrive

October 1, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Last week was the national Banned Books Week [New Window]. There’s still time to FREE a banned book from our library displays of books featuring titles that have been challenged for withdrawal in libraries across the country. Or, for your convenience, below are challenged titles available as e-books through the OverDrive database [New Window].

Book cover of 1984 Book cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book cover of Annie on My Mind Cover of The Color Purple Book cover of The Handmaid's Tale Book cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book cover of The Lord of the Rings Book cover of The Namesake Book cover of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Book cover of An Abundance of Katherines Book cover of Paper Towns

Please note: Clicking on an image above will take you to the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Resources for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Cartoon of Mark Twain complaining about censorship of Huck Finn

Source: “Editing the Classics: Censoring ‘Huck Finn’.” Issues & Controversies, Infobase Learning, http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=http://icof.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?ID=10992. Accessed 25 Sept. 2018.

Happy Banned Books Week!  If you’re looking for resources related to book banning/censorship, the library’s current events databases are a great place to start.  Here’s a sampling of what you can find!

Editing the Classics: Should classic works of literature be edited to make them less offensive? [New Window]

Screenshot of Issues & Controversies topic page

Book Banning topic page [New Window]

Screenshot of Opposing Viewpoints in Context topic page

Banning Books: An Overview [New Window]

Screenshot of Points of View Reference Center topic

Can’t get enough?  See our list of databases related to current events [New Window].  If you need assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at lccref@hawaii.edu or (808) 455-0379.  We are always happy to help!

FREE a Banned Book: September 24-28!

September 18, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Leeward Library Banned Books Week 2018 Logo

What is Banned Books Week? [New Window]

Libraries are not immune from the pervasiveness of censorship.

In 1976, Steven Pico was one of five high school students who sued their school district for banning 11 books in their schools. The students claimed this violated their 1st Amendment rights. After six years, the Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Supreme Court case ruled that a school board should not be able to remove books because they did not approve of the books’ contents.

Inspired by this court ruling, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) displayed about 500 challenged books in padlocked metal cages at the 1982 BookExpo America trade show in Anaheim, California.

After the success of this display, ABA, the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the National Association of College Stores launched The Banned Books Week initiative to promote awareness and engagement. The initiative took off and here we are today, celebrating Banned Books Week during the last week of September!

Learning Commons Banned Books Display

Join the many libraries across the country honoring intellectual freedom and your constitutional right to the written word. Please visit the Leeward Library’s displays on the lower and upper levels to bear witness to a selection of books that people around the world have requested removal from libraries. These books have been bound and labeled with a word, phrase, or quote showcasing reasons why they were challenged.

Have you read any of these books?

What do you think about the reasons why they were challenged?

How would you feel if your library banned a particular title?

We welcome you to explore your freedom to read and “FREE” a banned book by borrowing any of these titles. Books on display may be taken to the Circulation Desk and freed from their binding. Please see the Circulation Desk if interested in freeing a book from the enclosed display case at the library’s main entrance.

If you would like more information about Banned Books Week, protecting your freedom to read, and censorship, go to ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned [New Window] and bannedbooksweek.org [New Window].

We DARE you to read a banned book!

 ~  Banned Books Week, September 24-28  ~

 

Database Trial: Mometrix eLibrary

September 17, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Thinking of applying for grad school, but dreading the GRE?  Studying for the NCLEX or Praxis?  Whether you need to resurrect long-forgotten math skills or prepare for a professional certification exam, the library’s newest trial may be of interest to you.

Mometrix eLibrary offers study guides and practice questions for many standardized exams, including Praxis, GRE, TOEFL, ACCUPLACER, NCLEX, CLEP, MCAT, GMAT, and more.

Study Guides menu:

Mometrix study guides screenshot

Sample study guide: TOEFL Secrets.

Mometrix TOEFL study guide screenshot

Practice Tests menu:

Mometrix practice tests screenshot

Sample practice test: GRE Verbal Reasoning.

Mometrix GRE practice test screenshot

Access the trial at:

https://portal.mometrixelibrary.com/login?demo=Wa_1534965990_LCC [New Window]
Password: LCC0525799

Trial runs through approximately 10/29/2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions, so we appreciate your honest assessment.  After reviewing Mometrix eLibrary, please submit your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/ker1COYs7crB0vat2 [New Window].

September 7, 2018
by Ralph Toyama
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Library Learning Series: Self Care

Library Learning Series and the Health and Wellness Committee are presenting a session on Self Care! Join a panel of experts on tai chi, meditation, and aromatherapy for this active session. Self care is an essential component of academic success, so join us to learn about great options to center your body, mind, and spirit.

Presenters:

  • Greg Walker – Tai Chi
  • Sunny Kharbanda – Meditation
  • An Hollowell – Aromatherapy

Open to all faculty, students, and staff. Thursday, September 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Kapunawai Room, 2nd floor of the Learning Commons.

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