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April 27, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro
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Countdown to Finals starts Wed at 1 PM

 

What is the Finals Countdown?

  • Two days of sessions and workshops in the Library and Learning Commons to help prepare students for end of semester deadlines and finals. 
  • Exam review sessions in subjects such as biology, chemistry, English, history, ICS, Japanese, math, religion, and Spanish.   Full schedule here
  • Writing Center workshops to help students put the final touches on their final papers and to prepare for essay exams.  Seats still available!   Full schedule here
  • Are your students stressed out?  Staff from Mental Health America of Hawaii will be on hand to offer tips for handling stress.  Free stress balls while supplies last.
  • 1-5 PM:  Fully stocked snack bar on the 2nd floor.
  • 5-8 PM:  Games, prizes, and ice cream on the 2nd floor provided by the Student Activities Board.

When is the Finals Countdown?

  • April 29-30 starting at 1 PM
  • Games and prize drawings begin at 5 PM
  • Learning Commons open until 9 PM

How can my students participate?

  • Tell your students to visit the Library and Learning Commons on Wednesday and Thursday from 1 PM until closing.  
  • Remind them to bring their valid Leeward CC student I.D. card* as it is required to partake in snacks and to participate in the games and prize drawings.

The Finals Countdown is organized by the Library, Learning Resource Center, and Writing Center in partnership with the Student Activities Board. Funded by the student government Budget & Finance Committee and the Library.

*Food and prizes are restricted to current Leeward CC students with valid student ID.

Click here or call x378 for more info.

April 27, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro
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Library hours through May 22

Our schedule for the rest of the semester.  Summer hours to be posted soon.

Mon, Apr 27

Spring

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Apr 28

Spring

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Apr 29

Finals Countdown

7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu, Apr 30

Finals Countdown

7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri, May 1

Extended

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon, May 4

Extended

7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue, May 5

Extended

7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed, May 6

Extended

7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu, May 7

Extended

7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri, May 8

Spring

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Mon, May 11

Finals

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue, May 12

Finals

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed, May 13

Finals

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu, May 14

Finals

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri, May 15

Finals

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
May 18 -22

Interim

Closed

April 21, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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Earth Week at Leeward CC Library

IMG_5668Join us as we honor Mother Earth. In addition to this bright and beautiful display, we will be showing a different earth-themed movie each day at noon!

Tuesday: An Inconvenient Truth
Former V.P. Al Gore explains global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warming have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause.

Wednesday: Planet Earth (Disc 5 – “The Future”)
Rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet’s best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.

Thursday: No Impact Man
A writer decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible.

IMG_5670Lastly, join us on Wednesday for our first “Seed Share” Social. Organized by Natalie Kahn, Tara Rojas, and Daniela Elliott, there will be a table on the Library concourse from 10-2. Stop by and see what they’ve been working on!

These new collections of FREE SEEDS have been prepared for Leeward CC student, staff, faculty, and community patrons! The seeds, which include heirloom red okra, cilantro, kabocha, Roselle hibiscus (for tea), Pigeon peas, Parda beans, and Hawaiian chili pepper, have all been propagated here on campus, and are ideal for planting in our area this time of year.
Our hope is that the Seed Share collaboration between the library, campus agriculture, and class curriculum will inspire and enable our Leeward Ohana to grow food locally and share seeds and information with others to support a more sustainable food system.
To learn about seed saving, go to http://lcc.hawaii.libguides.com/sustainability

April 14, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro
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Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are complete, no-cost textbooks with nonrestrictive licenses allowing you, the instructor, to adopt, adapt, redistribute, or remix the materials as you please.  Using an existing open textbook is often the easiest and quickest way to implement OER in the classroom.

View this video to learn how a Leeward professor has successfully adopted an open textbook in her classroom:  https://youtu.be/Nd_JAftcLLc

Librarians are building lists of open textbooks for you to evaluate.  Go to the OER LibGuide at http://lcc.hawaii.libguides.com/textbooks for open textbook libraries and librarian-curated subject lists.  Place your cursor over the Find Open Textbooks tab to view the drop-down list of available subjects.  If your subject area is not represented, please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to start a new subject list.

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Contact Wayde Oshiro (x378) or Junie Hayashi (x680) to learn more.

 

April 14, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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National Library Week

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This week!
1. If you currently have any overdue books in your possession, we will forgive $1 of your fine for each canned good you bring in. Canned goods will be donated to the Hawaii Food Bank Drive.
2. Vote! We have a selection of 21 Bestseller books. Vote on your favorite. We will add the top 5 to our collection! The selections can be found near the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.

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April 14, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro
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Counting down to the Finals Countdown, April 29 & 30

stop watchThe end of the semester is fast approaching which means it’s time for another Finals Countdown.

Faculty, this is the time to reserve your spot to hold a review session or office hours in the Library and Learning Commons.  This semester we are offering earlier time slots with sessions starting as early as 1 PM and as late as 7:30 PM.

Click here to reserve your space.  Respond early for best locations and times.

As an incentive, faculty providing review sessions or office hours in the Learning Commons will receive a free KiMOBEAN drink voucher courtesy of the Library.

Help prepare your students for finals by signing up for the Finals Countdown today!

Reservation form:  http://goo.gl/forms/BlcbhypGFl

To learn more about the Finals Countdown go to http://lcc.hawaii.libguides.com/finalscountdown

April 9, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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New Books

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart in the Reference, Research, and Reading Room, 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 titles from our Bestsellers or Reference Collection cannot be “held”.

General Collection
–The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 6 by Herge (Voyager)9781451666175_custom-1803757db66a3b32d07aacdd9c0a3b9bffab12d5-s99-c85
–Healthy Foods: Fact versus Fiction by Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein (Voyager)
–Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened by Allie Brosh (Voyager)
–Life After the Military: a Handbook for Transitioning Veterans by Janelle Hill, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott, and Don Philpott (Voyager)
–Nemo: Heart of Ice by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Voyager)
–Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley (Voyager)
–Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (Voyager)
–Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Voyager)
–Showa: 1926-1939, A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki (Voyager)
**The Manga Guide to the following topics:
-Biochemistry (Voyager)
-Calculus (Voyager)
-Databases (Voyager)
-Electricity (Voyager)
-Linear Algebra (Voyager)
-Statistics (Voyager)

Hawaiian/Pacific Collection
–Cooking Hawaiian Style: Ohana Recipes from Lanai and Friends by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham (Voyager)
–Save our Kaka’ako: A story of the power of the people by Ron Iwam (Voyager)

Bestsellers Collection
–The Dog Who Saved Me: A Novel by Susan Wilson (Voyager)
–Last One Home by Debbie Macomber (Voyager)
–Signature Kill by David Levien (Voyager)

April 9, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Achievement Awards — Encourage your students to submit!

Spread the word that students can submit original Hawaiian-themed writing and arts through May 1, 2015. Winners of the Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo — which means the Well-Filled Mind — achievement award will receive a prize and will be published on the award-winning Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts website.

Submission requirements and details:

  • You must currently enrolled in at least 1 course at Leeward Community College this Spring 2015 semester
  • Open to all students, regardless of ethnic or cultural ancestry
  • Your subject MUST be ke ano Hawaiʻi — a Hawaiian focus. Your writing or artwork MUST be related somehow to Native Hawaiian life: culture, customs, history, issues, literature  land, nature, arts, religion, etc.
  • You may enter more than one piece and in more than one category (Hawaiian writing, English writing, art)
  • All submissions are due by 11:59 pm on May 1, 2015
  • All entries must be submitted online through our Submit Your Work link or emailed to pupu@hawaii.edu
  • Works will judged on their merits. None of our judges will know who submitted which piece.

Please encourage your students to participate in this wonderful opportunity!

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