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November 17, 2015
by juewang
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Ancestry Library Edition Trial

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Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool created for the library market and provides patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. The trial ends December 11, 2015.

We have a feedback form you can fill out, or you can send feedback to Librarian Jue Wang (juewang@hawaii.edu).

November 17, 2015
by Natalie Wahl
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Finals Countdown Fall 2015!

Aloha Leeward ‘Ohana,

Finals Countdown is a joint effort by the LibraryLearning Resource Center, and Writing Center to offer students additional support during the final days of the semester.  On December 2-3, the Library and Learning Commons will remain open until 9 PM to provide students with:

  • study spaces
  • faculty-led review sessions and office hours
  • computers and printers
  • library services
  • 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 2nd and Thursday, December 3rd
  • Times:  1:00-9:00 PM

How can I participate?

  • Hold a review/study session to prepare students for their final exam.  This was a popular activity in previous semesters 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 http://goo.gl/forms/2wKk4YrEw9

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 http://goo.gl/forms/oLXzWI7oss
  • Donate snacks/prizes 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, as well as prizes such as Leeward swag or gift cards. 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

Questions?

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November 9, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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Thank You for Another Successful Discovery Fair!

IMG_0348 What a day! The Library hosted its annual $1 used book sale and Scholastic Book Fair during this year’s Discovery Fair on Saturday, November 7th. We also held our first crafting session in Kapunawai, which was a huge hit with children and parents! Keiki were able to make book page snowflakes, book page pinwheel ornaments, and leaf print art. Thank you to everyone who donated books and supported us by dropping by on the day of the event!

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November 6, 2015
by Carina Chernisky
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We need Leaves!

We need the following leaves for an event on Nov. 20: uhi, kukui, ki, hau, ʻulu, ʻuala, kalo, ʻohiʻa lehua.

Please drop them off at the Library anytime before Friday, November 20th OR call me at 455-0301 and I will come by to pick them up from you. We’re hoping to get about 200-250 leaves total.

November 2, 2015
by juewang
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ABC_CLIO Database Trial

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We invite faculty, staff, and students to enjoy open access to ABC_CLIO subject-specific Solutions. Each ABC-CLIO Solution includes three innovative components: a comprehensive reference library, a textbook/course companion, and multiple perspectives on key issues. The trial period will end 11/19/2015 for the following database Solutions:

American History (Academic)Database ImageAmerican History (Academic) Modern GenocideDatabase ImageModern Genocide World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (Academic)Database ImageWorld History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (Academic)
World Religion: Belief, Culture, and Controversy (Academic)Database ImageWorld Religion: Belief, Culture, and Controversy (Academic) World at War: Conflict and Society (Academic)Database ImageWorld at War: Conflict and Society (Academic) World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (Academic)Database ImageWorld Geography: Understanding a Changing World (Academic)

We have a feedback form you can fill out, or you can send feedback to Librarian Jue Wang (juewang@hawaii.edu).

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