Library News and Much More!

June 30, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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Printing News

In an effort to streamline our overall printing process, we will be utilizing a new print management system. Here’s what you need to know.

Who?
This affects everyone that prints at the Library.

What?
The new printing system (Pharos) will replace our old printing system (GoPrint).

When?
The process will start this week and will be entirely implemented by August 14.

Actions to Take
If you’ve printed at the Library in the past using a print card, you will need to deplete the balance on that card by August 14. It costs $0.08 to print out one black/white page with the print card. We will not issue refunds for leftover funds and the card will no longer work after August 14. Please spread the word to your colleagues and students.

*Additional information about the new system and how it works will be released in the coming weeks.

June 29, 2015
by junie
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Free Textbooks from OpenStax!

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Want to learn about free textbooks and resources developed and peer-reviewed by educators? Join us for a special webinar and discussion on Open Educational Resources (OER) presented by the Faculty Mentoring Program at Outreach College and OpenStax College.

OpenStax College is a leader in developing no-cost quality, peer-reviewed learning materials for higher education.   The presenter will be Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director, Institutional Relations at OpenStax College, Rice University.  Sara Rutter, Open Educational Resources Librarian, Outreach College will host a discussion following the presentation. The library and EMC staff will also be on hand to answer your questions about getting started with OER for your classes.

  • Date and Time: Friday, July 10, 2015, 12 noon until 1:15 pm
  • Location: Leeward Community College, LC 108A (located on the first floor of the Learning Commons Building in EMC)
  • Registration: Please email junie@hawaii.edu or call 455-0680 to reserve a space

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June 2, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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Summer Reading Suggestions

Drop by to see the new library display, which highlights “favorite” books selected by library staff.

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Staff selections (stop by to read why these books were chosen!):

Wayde – Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
Junie – Dragon Rider and The Fault in Our Stars
Jue – Thirty Years in a Red House: a memoir of childhood and youth in Communist China and Waiting
Keahiahi – A Discovery of Witches, ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings, and The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia
Natalie – Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, and Cook’s Illustrated
Eileen – Cannery Row
Carina – Missoula: rape and the justice system in a college town, Zen Shorts, and These Broken Stars

June 2, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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Call for Summer 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 Summer 2015 Course Reserve here.

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