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Kapunawai hosts Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) Display

February 13, 2019 by aapaikai | 0 comments

Leeward library is thrilled to be hosting a new exhibit on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) in Kapunawai for the Spring 2019 semester.  ROD was detected in 2014 within forests located on Hawaiʻi island. Since then, the fungal disease has rapidly spread, killing hundreds of thousands of trees and drastically impacting our native forests.  In May 2018, ROD was discovered on Kauaʻi, making it the second island in the archipelago to be plagued with the disease. (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

This exhibit was developed by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Science and Technology Department librarians and was on display at Hamilton Library in 2018.  The exhibit includes some components that are on loan from Lyon Arboretum as well as library resources.

Rapid Ohia Death Display

In addition to the exhibit, the library will host Marian Chau, the Seed Conservation Lab Manager at the Lyon Arboretum, and Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, the Statewide Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Outreach Coordinator, for a ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop and Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death informational presentation.  Please join us on March 29, 2019 from 8am-11am to learn more about conserving our beloved ʻŌhiʻa!

Ohia Seed Conservation Workshop Flyer

If you or your students are interested in creating or collaborating on any programming or events that align with this exhibit, please contact Annemarie at or x390

For more information about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and it’s impacts on our forests, please visit to this Leeward library libguide for online and print resources related to ʻŌhiʻa and ROD.

February 8, 2019
by Ralph Toyama

Library Website Accessibility Statement

We have posted a website accessibility statement to affirm our commitment to making our website accessible to users with sensory or mobility disabilities. It highlights some of the features we’ve incorporated to improve accessibility. It also lists the issues we’re still trying to address, and describes those we have no control over.

In addition to our own statement, we have also provided links to the accessibility statements of the producers of the library’s research databases and online publications. Instructors who are teaching the college’s five-week online courses are required to make these available to their students to meet Standard 8.6 of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric.

Website accessibility statements are becoming common. Organizations post them to show that they are aware of, and are committed to addressing, web accessibility issues. They also serve to alert users to problems they may encounter.

To learn more about online accessibility issues and techniques for addressing them, check out our Making Online Content Accessible guide.

*NEW* Spring Break Hours

February 4, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Spring Break 2019 Hours

The library is pleased to announce – for the first time – we will be open during Spring Break! Our hours will be Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We will be closed Friday, March 22nd, for library staff training. If you need to get a hold of us, please call us at x210 or email us at

February 4, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Black History Month Displays

Black History Month Books on Lower Level
February is Black History Month.

This year’s theme from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is “Black Migrations” [New Window].

A selection of books are on display in the library’s lower and upper levels.

New book titles include:

Black History Month upper level book display

February 2019 Best Sellers

February 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Here’s what’s new in our Best Sellers collection:

Becoming Beneath the Citadel Broken Lands Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Elevation In Pieces The Reckoning 29 Dates The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Great Believers

Click on the book’s image to place a hold on it in our Voyager catalog! For instructions on placing a hold on a library item, click here [New Window].

If you are anticipating a new release or have a suggestion, please fill out our Best Sellers suggestion form [New Window]!

New OverDrive Course Reserve Titles – Spring 2019

January 11, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the Course Reserves LibGuide [New Window] and the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the book cover image to access 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].

New Food Lover's Companion book cover The Road book cover Warm Bodies book cover
The History of the World in 6 Glasses The Nobility of Failure Planet of Slums


Spring 2019 Hours & Library Services

January 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Spring 2019 Library Hours

Happy New Year and welcome back, Leeward faculty & staff! The following are highlights of services we offer:

  • Spring 2019 Library Hours: January 7 – May 10
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Student ID Card Validation

Spring 2019 Validation Sticker
Current Leeward CC students can get their IDs validated at the circulation desk–located near the main entrance of the Learning Commons.

  • Course Reserves

We are updating our course reserves! If you are interested in adding your course materials to our library reserve shelf [New Window], fill out our course reserve request form [New Window]. Contact the circulation desk at or x210 if you need assistance.


To learn more about library services and resources, go to our website at [New Window]. Hope everyone has a great semester!

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