Library News and Much More!

August 23, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

Electronic Versions of Course Materials Available

The Library is making a concerted effort to purchase online access to course materials in line with campus efforts to make education more affordable for our students.  To view a list of available titles go to our website at and select the About Course Reserves button, or click here.

The availability of online versions of titles depends on the publishers so we are unable to purchase all published titles. Online access for commercial textbooks is excluded from this service.  The traditional textbook business model relies on individual student purchases of textbooks and libraries are generally unable to purchase e-book versions for campus-wide access.  For textbooks, use our existing Course Reserves service for print materials.  Click here for more info.

When an e-book version of your title is available, unlimited access can be purchased (if it’s an option) so all students can use the book concurrently.  When unlimited access is NOT available, multiple copies will be purchased, however, providing enough online copies for ALL students to use concurrently is NOT possible. When multiple copies are purchased, the situation will be akin to our print course reserves model in which a handful of copies is available on a first come, first serve basis, but with online access.

The purchased e-books on the Course Reserves list were taken from this semester’s bookstore list.  We will also purchase additional titles upon request so please contact me to do so. Email:


August 18, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

Submit Your Course Reserve Requests Now!

It’s that time again! Course Reserves are a great way to provide students with easy access to an item that belongs to either you or the Library. You can specify if you’d like the item to have a same-day loan period (3 hours) or a 3-day loan period. More information about Course Reserves can be found here and you can submit items for Fall 2016 Course Reserve here.

August 17, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

Upload EBSCO articles to Laulima with Curriculum Builder

Curriculum Builder is a Laulima tool to create embedded reading lists of EBSCO articles in your Laulima course site.  Easily add articles using the integrated search box, create multiple reading lists, edit lists on-the-fly, and monitor usage.  To learn more about Curriculum Builder and to enable it in your course page, please view this guide – Curriculum Builder Guide

August 8, 2016
by Ralph Toyama

New Charging Stations

Are you low on energy? Do you need a recharge?

post-mounted charging stationtabletop charging station

We now have free charging stations for your mobile devices. They have both types of Apple connectors, and Micro USB connectors for Android and Windows devices. The tabletop charging stations also have USB ports if you need to plug in your own cable. One station is downstairs on the wall near the front desk, and three stations are upstairs in the middle of the room.

July 14, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

New Best Sellers

Best Sellers Collection
–Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells & Lose Weight Permanently by David Ludwig, MD, PhD (Voyager)
–Bobby Kennedy: the Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye (Voyager)
–Bush by Jean Edward Smith (Voyager)
–a Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass (Voyager)
–a Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Voyager)
–the Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper: a Novel by Phaedra Patrick (Voyager)
–Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner (Voyager)
–Every Little Step: My Story by Bobby Brown with Nick Chiles (Voyager)
–Find Her: a Novel by Lisa Gardner (Voyager)
–the Fireman by Joe Hill (Voyager)
–I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid (Voyager)
–Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (Voyager)
–Lily and the Octopus: a Novel by Steven Rowley (Voyager)
–Love Wins: the Lovers and Lawyers who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell (Voyager)
–the Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health by David B. Agus, M.D. (Voyager)
–the Lynching: : the Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Clan by Laurence Leamer (Voyager)
–the Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Voyager)
–Rise of the Rocket Girls: the Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (Voyager)
–Sweetbitter: a Novel by Stephanie Danler (Voyager)
–Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters (Voyager)
–Weightwatchers Family Meals: 250 Recipes for Bringing Family, Friends, and Food (Voyager)
–the Witch of Painted Sorrows: a Novel by M.J. Rose (Voyager)

July 14, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

New Books

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks.   The titles can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). Please note that you can only place hold requests on items from our General Collection.

General Collection
–25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living by Rezvan Amelia, PhD (Voyager)
–A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design by Frank Wilczek (Voyager)
–Aquaponics: How to do Everything from Backyard Setup to Profitable Business by David H. Dudley (Voyager)
–Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood by Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD (Voyager)
–Becoming a Chef: with Recipes and Reflections of America’s Leading Chefs by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (Voyager)
–Beyond: Our Future in Space by Chris Impey (Voyager)
–Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn (Voyager)
–Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It by Harriet Brown (Voyager)
–the China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics by Andrew Small (Voyager)
–College Teaching: Practical Insights from the Science of Teaching and Learning by Donelson R. Forsyth (Voyager)
–Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo (Voyager)
–the Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet by Molly Sauter (Voyager)
–Creating Well-Being: Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Life by Pamela A. Hays, PhD (Voyager)
–Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake (Voyager)
–Daoism: a Beginner’s Guide by James Miller (Voyager)
–Dear White America: Welcome to a New Minority by Tim Wise (Voyager)
–the Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer is Winnable and How We Can Get There by Vincent T. DeVita Jr.,M.D., and Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn (Voyager)
–Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: a True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (Voyager)
–Dynasty: the Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland (Voyager)
–Economics and Marijuana: Consumption, Pricing and Legalisation by Kenneth W. Clements and Xueyan Zhao (Voyager)
–Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs by Reynol Junco (Voyager)
–Food Tourism: a Practical Marketing Guide by John Stanley and Linda Stanley (Voyager)
–the Forgiving Life: a Pathway to Overcoming Resentment and Creating a Legacy of Love by Robert D. Enright, PhD. (Voyager)
–From the Farm to the Table: What All Americans Need to Know About Agriculture by Gary Holthaus (Voyager)
–the Geography of Genius: a Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner (Voyager)
–the Glass Cage: How Our Computers are Changing Us by Nicholas Carr (Voyager)
–the Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better by Tyler Cowen (Voyager)
–Happy Together: Thriving as a Same-Sex Couple in Your Family, Workplace, and Community by Sharon S. Rostosky, PhD, and Ellen D.B. Riggle, PhD (Voyager)
–Hardwiring Happiness: the New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. (Voyager)
–How to Find Mental Health Care for Your Child by Ellen B. Braaten, PhD (Voyager)
–the Hunt for Vulcan: and How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson (Voyager)
–I Never Knew I Had a Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth by Gerald Corey and Marianne Schneider Corey (Voyager)
–the Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape our Identities and Our Futures by Christine Kenneally (Voyager)
–Jonathan Livingston Seagull: a Story by Richard Bach (Voyager)
–Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World by Yang Erche Namu & Christine Mathieu (Voyager)
–the Left Hand of God: Healing America’s Political and Spiritual Crisis by Michael Lerner (Voyager)
–Made in Madagascar: Sapphires, Ecotourism, and the Global Bazaar by Andrew Walsh (Voyager)
–Massive Open Online Courses: the MOOC Revolution by Paul Kim (Voyager)
–the Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson (Voyager)
–the Minimum Wage by Oren M. Levin-Waldman (Voyager)
–Mobile Learning: a Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners by Scott McQuiggan, Lucy Kosturko, Jamie McQuiggan, and Jennifer Sabourin (Voyager)
–NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman (Voyager)
–the New Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst (Voyager)
–On Immunity: an Inoculation by Eula Bliss (Voyager)
–the Only Thing that Matters: Book 2 in the “Conversations with Humanity” Series by Neale Donald Walsch (Voyager)
–Oxygen: a Four Billion Year History by Donald E. Canfield (Voyager)
–Photographic Atlas of Botany and Guide to Plant Identification by James L. Castner (Voyager)
–Pig Tales: an Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat by Barry Estabrook (Voyager)
–Postsecondary Play: the Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education by William G. Tierney, Zoe B. Corwin, Tracy Fullerton, and Gisele Ragusa (Voyager)
-the Professional Counselor: a Process Guide to Helping by Harold L. Hackney and Sherry Cormier (Voyager)
–Proof: the Science of Booze by Adam Rogers (Voyager)
–Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, and Purpose by Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD (Voyager)
–Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control by Tom K. Wong (Voyager)
–Rubicon: the Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland (Voyager)
–Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges by Kristi Dosh (Voyager)
–Secrets from the Eating Lab: the Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again by Traci Mann, Ph.D. (Voyager)
–Shrinks: the Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD and Ogi Ogas (Voyager)
–a Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: a Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman (Voyager)
–SPQR: a History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard (Voyager)
–Stoned: a Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana by David Casarett, M.D. (Voyager)
–Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik (Voyager)
–Succeeding with Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life by Abigail Levrini, PhD, and Frances Prevatt, PhD (Voyager)
–the Storm before the Calm: Book 1 in the “Conversations with Humanity” Series by Neale Donald Walsch (Voyager)
–Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi (Voyager)
–Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Getting the Best of Worry, Stress, and Fear by Bret A. Moore (Voyager)
–Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat by John McQuaid (Voyager)
–Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD: a Guide for Parents and Counselors by Vincent J. Monastra, PhD (Voyager)
–the Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: the (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua (Voyager)
–the Traumatized Brain: a Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury by Vani Rao and Sandeep Vaishnavi (Voyager)
–the Untethered Soul: the Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer (Voyager)
–Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence by Roger Ames and Peter Hershock (Voyager)

Hawaii-Pacific Collection
–A Koren Kitchen: Traditional Recipes with an Island Twist by Joan Namkoong (Voyager)
–Rainforest Pu’uhonua by Kahikahealani Wight (Voyager)

June 15, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

National OER Degree Initiative Announced

Achieving the Dream recently announced an initiative supporting the development of new degree programs using OER at 38 community colleges across the country.  According to ATD, the “effort is intended to spark more rapid adoption of OER within higher education, beginning with community colleges.” At the completion of the initiative all OER courses will be available to non-participating institutions.  Learn more about this initiative here.

Projects such as the ATD OER Degree Initiative are supporting the development of OER in many subject areas.  Since there is no single place online to find OER, the Leeward Library maintains a guide to help faculty get started.  Our OER LibGuide is available here.

Finally, the EMC and Library maintain the OER @ Leeward website where you can learn more about Leeward’s efforts to encourage and support faculty in using OER.  You’ll find a lot of useful information here but please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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