Library News and Much More!

November 25, 2014

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 or call her at 455-0301.

The current schedule and location assignments for both days of Finals Countdown can be found here:

November 18, 2014

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!

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November 18, 2014

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

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

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:

More pictures of the event can be viewed here:


November 17, 2014
by Wayde Oshiro

Finals Countdown needs you!

What is the Finals Countdown?finish_line

A joint effort by the Library, Learning Resource Center, and Writing Center to offer students additional support during the final days of the semester.  On December 3-4, the Library and Learning Commons will remain open until 10 PM to provide students with

  • study spaces
  • faculty-led review sessions and office hours
  • computers and printers
  • library services (until 9 PM)
  • de-stress activities and hourly prize drawings
  • a fully-stocked snack bar

In addition, the KiMOBEAN Cafe will be open until 9 PM both nights.

When is it?

  • Dates:  Wednesday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 4th
  • Times:  5:00-10:00 PM

How can I participate?

  • Hold a review/study session to prepare students for their final exam.  This was a popular activity last spring so don’t wait to reserve a space!
  • Schedule additional office hours.  Reserve a table to meet with students individually or in small groups.
  • Reserve your review session space or table now at

What else can I do?

  • Volunteer your time.  Friendly and helpful people are needed to welcome faculty, direct faculty and students to designated areas, stock the snack bar, take headcounts, and answer questions.    Volunteer now at   
  • Donate snacks for students.  We have a small budget for snacks but your donations are welcome.  We accept snack foods that are not too messy (not sticky or greasy) and don’t require refrigeration, utensils or plates to eat. Drop off your donations at the Circulation Desk.  Leave your name and email so we can acknowledge your donation.
  • Tell your students!  Help promote the Finals Countdown by telling your students about this great event.

More Info


  • Wayde Oshiro, Library (
  • Carina Chernisky, Library (
  • Natalie Kahn, Library (
  • Beth Kupper-Herr, Learning Resource Center (
  • Laurie Kuribayashi, Writing Center (
  • Meredith Lee, Language Arts (

November 10, 2014

New Books: Nov. 10, 2014

Kamehameha_COVER4.30.13There are LOTS of Hawaiian/Pacific titles in our latest addition of new books. Peruse at your own leisure. They 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)

Hawaiian/Pacific Books
Adventurer’s Hawai’i by Peter Caldwell
Ancient Chamorro Society by Lawrence J. Cunningham
Couponing in Hawaii: Learn how to Coupon and Save Money in Paradise! by Ashley Dougherty
Guma’: from Unincorporated Territory by Craig Santos Perez
Hawai’i’s Pets: Photos of our Animal ‘Ohana by Deb and Tim McGuire
He Makana: the Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art, Paintings, and Prints by David Forbes
Islands of Wonder: Hawai’i by Chris and Evelyn Cook
Ka Baibala Hemolele
Kamehameha: the Rise of a King by David Kawika Eyre
The Vengeance of Kahekili : the Battle for Oʻahu and Decline of the Maui Brotherhood of Kings by M.N. Muench
Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi’iaka by Ku’ualoha Ho’omanawanui

 General Collection Books
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner
CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide by Roderick W. Smith
An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage
Inventing the Savage: the Social Construction of Native American Criminality by Luana Ross
Organic Chemistry as a Second Language: First Semester Topics by David Klein
“Reading Don’t Fix No Chevy’s”: Literacy in the Lives of Young Men by Michael W. Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

*The Oxford University Press’ “Very  Short Introductions” on the following topics:
American History
American Politics
The Ancient Near East

Puakea Nogelmeier this Friday @ Leeward

November 4, 2014 by Wayde Oshiro | 0 comments

The Library and Hawaiian Studies Program are honored to host Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, distinguished scholar, UH Professor of Hawaiian Language and a former Leeward student.

As Executive Director of Awaiaulu, Dr. Nogelmeier is the instrumental force behind the digitization of Hawaiian language legacy materials.  His organization has made previously difficult to access Hawaiian language newspapers available to researchers and the general public.  Recently, Awaiaulu donated to the Library a beautifully illustrated two-volume set of the Ka Mo’olelo o Hi’iakaikapoliopele which originally appeared in serialized form in a newspaper published in 1906.  Dr. Nogelmeier translated the text from Hawaiian to English.

Dr. Nogelmeier will discuss his scholarship and journey from Leeward student to UHM professor. Please join us in welcoming back Dr. Nogelmeier to Leeward.  Help us promote this special event by forwarding this post to your students.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 7, 2014

11am – 12pm

Ka ‘Imi ‘Ike Lecture Hall

(2nd floor) – ED201A/B


Watch this TEDx video to hear Dr. Nogelmeier discuss the legacy of Hawaiian language newspapers:

Puakea Nogelmeier is a Professor of Hawaiian language at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he has taught for 28 years. His BAs in Hawaiian language and Anthropology, his MA in Pacific Islands Studies and PhD in Anthropology were all completed at UH, while beyond the university, he trained for decades in learning Hawaiian language, traditional dance, chant and literature.  He has gone through formal training and ceremonial graduation (ʻūniki) as both a dancer (ʻōlapa) and a teacher of the dance (kumu hula). A prolific composer of Hawaiian poetry in both traditional and modern styles, his compositions are widely published and recorded.

Contacts:  Tracie Losch and Wayde Oshiro

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