Library News and Much More!

January 6, 2015

Suggest Books to Add to Our Collection!

If you’d like to see a particular title – or an emerging topic developed – in our collection, please relay your requests to Jue Wang at

We are also working on further developing our McNaughton collection, a rotating collection of popular and current titles that are leased to us. If you have a favorite author or know that you want to read an upcoming title, email Carina at

January 5, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro

Why go Open?

A 2014 U.S. PIRG Educational Fund survey of 2,039 students at over 150 campuses found that

  • 65% did not buy textbooks due to the high costs
  • 94% who did not purchase a textbook were concerned it would affect their grades
  • 48% said that the cost of textbooks impacted how many and which classes they took

Escalating textbook costs are forcing students into making decisions which negatively impact their academic success.

What is OER?OER

OER, or Open Educational Resources, are free online learning materials which are licensed for anyone to reuse, revise, remix, or redistribute.  OER includes complete courses, textbooks, modules, videos, tests, simulations, and other learning objects.

Why go open?

  • Reduce or eliminate textbook costs for your students
  • Ensure every student in your class can access course materials on the very first day
  • Increase student engagement and success
  • Participate in the growing global open access movement

Who is going open?

Many institutions around the U.S. and the world are moving towards open resources.  Since spring 2014 the University of Hawaii System has made a commitment to supporting the development and use of OER.

How do I get started?

Leeward CC has adopted the team-based approach to using OER in courses. The team consists of at least one Librarian, one Educational Technologists and one faculty (subject matter expert) working together using a systematic, project-based approach for each course adoption of OER.

January 12, 2015

New Books: Jan. 12, 2015

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 Bestseller’s Collection cannot be “held”.

General Collection

education_nation-xsuholAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy  (Voyager)
The Betrayal of the American Dream
by Donald Barlett (Voyager)
Beyond Growth
by Herman Daly (Voyager)
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
by Nina Teicholz (Voyager)
Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West
by Cormac McCarthy (Voyager)
Cheap: the High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell (Voyager)
Education Nation
by Milton Chen (Voyager)
Enough is Enough
by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill (Voyager)
The Food Truck Handbook
by David Weber (Voyager)
From Classrooms to Rice Fields
by Kirk Johnson and Dianne Strong  (Voyager)
The Future
by Al Gore (Voyager)
GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
by Diane Coyle  (Voyager)
Grain Brain
by David Perlmutter  (Voyager)
Greedy Bastards
by Dylan Ratigan (Voyager)
How Adam Smith Can Change Your Mind
by Russell Roberts (Voyager)
Information Doesn’t Want to be Free by Cory Doctorow (Voyager)
Joy: The Happiness that Comes from Within by Osho  (Voyager)
Kingonomics by Rodney Sampson (Voyager)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Voyager)
Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music by Kevin O’Brien Chang and Wayne Chen (Voyager)
Rethink Food by Shushana Castle (Voyager)
Robert Frost’s Poems by Louis Untermeyer  (Voyager)
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means so Much by Sendhil Mullainathan (Voyager)
The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin  (Voyager)
Women Warriors by David E. Jones (Voyager)
The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin (Voyager)51rdwylfMbL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Hawaiian/Pacific Collection

Secrets of Diamond Head by Denby Fawcett  (Voyager)

Juvenile Collection

The following items were purchased in support of Leeward’s AA in Teaching program. We are expanding this collection to include books that discuss diversity, stereotypes, individuality, tolerance,  and gender roles.

Layout 1The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater (Voyager)
The Family Book by Todd Parr (Voyager)
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (Voyager)
The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania Al Abdullah (Voyager)
The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein (Voyager)
Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki (Voyager)
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts (Voyager)
Who’s in My Family?: All About our Families by Robie H. Harris  (Voyager)

January 5, 2015

Spring 2015 Hours & Student ID Information

The Library hours from Fall 2014 will carry over through Spring 2015. The schedule is:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

IDs will be produced at the Library’s 3rd floor Circulation Desk. Direct students to bring some type of official photo identification (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc) and their student ID number. During the first week of school, Student Life will produce IDs at our 3rd floor location during the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9am – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 9am – 6pm

Friday: 9am – 3pm

At any other point throughout the semester, students can obtain an ID anytime during the Library’s public hours. Further information about student IDs can be found here.

Fac&Staff: If your ID has expired, contact HR. They will direct you through the process of obtaining a new ID.

January 5, 2015

Call for Course Reserves!

It’s that time again! Course Reserves are a great way to provide students with priority 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 Course Reserve here.

January 23, 2015

Fri,1/30: Early Closure at the Library

The Library and KiMOBEAN will be closing at 2:30 pm (instead of 3:30 pm) on Friday, January 30th so that staff can attend a Crisis Prevention Training session. The Writing Center will remain accessible via the Pearl Harbor entrance until 3:00 pm. Please plan accordingly and notify your students. We apologize for any inconvenience.

January 16, 2015

New Bestsellers: Jan 16, 2015

The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year by Andy Cohen (Voyager)
Derek Jeter: Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter with Anthony Bozza (Voyager)
The Escape by David Baldacci (Voyager)



Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Voyager)
*Best Books of 2014-NPR
*Amazon Editors’ Pick for the Best Books of 2014



In the Blood by Lisa Unger (Voyager)
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: the Untold Story by Barbara Leaming (Voyager)
The Job: a Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Voyager)
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Voyager)

The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters (Voyager)
*Best Books of 2014 – NPR
*The Ten Best Books of 2014- The Washington Post
*Amazon Editors’ Pick for the Best Books of 2014


Revival by Stephen King (Voyager)



The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: a Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs (Voyager)
*Best Books of 2014, According to O Magazine


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Voyager)StationElevenHCUS2
*Best Books of 2014-NPR
*The Ten Best Books of 2014- The Washington Post
*Amazon Editors’ Pick for the Best Books of 2014
*Best Books of 2014, According to O Magazine


There Was a Little Girl: the Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields (Voyager)
These Broken Stars by Annie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Voyager)
This Shattered World by Annie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Voyager)
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye (Voyager)
Yes, Please by Amy Poelher (Voyager)

January 15, 2015
by Natalie Wahl

How to Avoid Library Fines & Fees



Help! Manuheleku has three books that will be overdue tomorrow, but he will not be on campus until next week! What to do? Renew!


  1. You can renew most items online through your “My Account” page in Voyager
    or under “My Tools” tab in your UH Portal
  2. You can come in to the library and renew your items at the 2nd or 3rd floor Circulation Desk
  3. You can call Circulation at 455-0210 or 455-0681, and we can renew the items for you

Additional info about UH Library fines & fees can be found here



Image credit: Library Journal

January 13, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLKJrIn commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19th, the Leeward Library has a display highlighting Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Key events in 1965 include the marches from Selma to Montgomery in March at which Dr. King and his supporters were attacked by segregationists, and the passage by Congress of the Voting Rights Act in August.

The library display includes images from this period, excerpts of his famous speeches, and selected titles on Dr. King’s life from our collections. The display is located in the Library’s foyer and was coordinated by Eileen Sakamoto, Library Assistant.

Consult these library resources for additional information about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement circa 1965:

Image courtesy of Credo Reference and the Library of Congress.

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