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February 3, 2016
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New Books: Feb. 3, 2016

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, 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 you can only place hold requests on items from our General Collection.

General Collection
Buzzed: the Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, and Wilkie Wilson (Voyager)
The Complete Tips: Ideas for Actors: 507 Ways to Improve Your Work Now by Jon Jory (Voyager)
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi (Voyager)
GMO Food: a Reference Handbook by David E. Newton (Voyager)
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networking and the Death of Privacy by Lori Andrews (Voyager)
Kidding Ourselves: the Hidden Power of Self-Deception by Joseph T. Hallinan (Voyager)
LGBT Youth Issues Today by David E. Newton (Voyager)
The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks (Voyager)
Military Robots and Drones: a Reference Handbook by Paul J. Springer (Voyager)
The Psychology Book: from Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychology by Wade E. Pickren (Voyager)
Riveted: the Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, And Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe by Jim Davies (Voyager)
Short Stories in Spanish by John R. King (Voyager)
Steroids and Doping in Sports: a Reference Handbook by David E. Newton (Voyager)
Vaccination Controversies: a Reference Handbook by David E. Newton (Voyager)

Hawai’i-Pacific Resource Room
Arts and Crafts of Hawaii by Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter H. Buck) (Voyager)
The Hawaiian Survival Handbook by Brother Noland (Voyager)
Ka Lei Ha’aheo: Beginning Hawaiian by Alberta Pualani Hopkins (Voyager)
Ka Na’i Aupuni: Kamehameha & His Feathered Gods, Tahitian Colonies, & Sorcery by the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Naea Chun (Voyager)
Ke Ao Nani: He Puke Hua’olelo 1000 by Alohalani Housman and Eve Furchgott (Voyager)
Ke Kumu Aupuni by Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau (Voyager)
Niue 1774-1974: 200 Years of Contact and Change by Margaret Pointer (Voyager)
Pacific Art Niu Sila: the Pacific Dimension of Contemporary New Zealand Arts by Sean Mallon & Pandora Fulimalo Periera (Voyager)

Hawaiian Pacific Collection
Articulating Rapa nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State by Riet Delsing (Voyager)

Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: from Acacia to Zinnia (A-F) by Christopher Cumo (Voyager)
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: from Acacia to Zinnia (G-P) by Christopher Cumo (Voyager)
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: from Acacia to Zinnia (Q-Z) by Christopher Cumo (Voyager)

February 29, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Introducing SAGE Business Researcher

SAGE Business Researcher_logoOur newest online resource, SAGE Business Researcher, provides balanced and in-depth coverage and analysis of current topics in the areas of business and management.

Modeled after CQ Researcher, content is specially commissioned rather than aggregated from outside resources, and each report includes short feature articles on related topics, expert views often formatted as pro/con debates, and graphs and charts with downloadable data. Each issue provides context to help students understand the topic and lists scholarly resources to guide further research.

The content provided by SAGE Business Researcher can be found nowhere else.  Reports are written for undergraduate students and their research needs.  Through a user-friendly search interface, students will find information that is more thorough than newspaper or magazine articles and more up to date than books or scholarly journals.  Here is a list of recent issues:

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If your students are in need of timely and credible resources on current issues and topics in business and management, SAGE Business Researcher may be the source you’ve been waiting for.

To access SAGE Business Researcher from the Library’s website, click Research Tools and scroll down the list of resources to find it.

Contact a librarian if you’re interested in learning more about this resource, or if you want us to come into your classroom to introduce your students to this and our many other resources.

February 22, 2016
by Natalie Wahl
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Feature Film Fridays: Black History Month

The Library is excited to continue its new initiative, Feature Film Fridays, where the Library screens a different film every Friday at 1 pm in the Group Study Rooms located on the Main Floor of the Learning Commons. Popcorn is provided!

This week, to honor Black History Month, Feature Film Fridays presents 12 Years a Slave (2013).  This film is based on the true story of one man’s incredible fight for freedom. Set in the pre-Civil War United States, this film unflinchingly looks back at the darkest chapter in US history and helps shed light on our country’s current issues with race and equality.

Feature Film Fridays showcases the Library’s moving image resources.  Currently, the Library subscribes to three streaming moving image databases.  To learn more about these databases, read this blog post about Ethnographic Videos Online and Films on Demand, and this other blog post about Kanopy Streaming Videos.  The Library also has a vast collection of DVDs available for students, staff, and faculty to borrow.

So bring a friend and join us this Friday for Feature Film Fridays!

February 9, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Impact of Textbook Costs on College Students

OER_Covering_the_CostLast week, Student PIRGS released, Covering the Cost: Why We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore High Textbook Prices, a report exploring the impact of high textbook prices on the financial well-being of students.*

Key findings relevant to our student population:

  • Fifty percent of community college students use some form of financial aid to pay for their textbooks (vs. 28% at 4-year public colleges)
  • Sixty-five percent of community college students use financial aid to cover 100% of their textbook costs (vs. 50% at 4-year schools)

The financial burden of higher education has a greater impact on our students. We know that faculty are very concerned about costs and bend over backwards to make course materials available to their students as inexpensively as possible by using older editions, in-class buy back programs, customized versions, course reserves, and other methods to help save money.  But no matter the time and effort you and your students put into reducing textbook costs, none of these really go to the root of the problem which is a textbook publishing market run amok.

The OER movement provides an opportunity to opt-out of the broken marketplace for textbooks.  OERs are not always perfect–is there a perfect textbook?  The available materials may not be as diverse or as in-depth in some subject areas or fields as you may be used but, then again, it’s not built on a profit-driven model.  OERs are created by educators like yourselves seeking to make teaching materials available online and free to everyone.  Moving to OER is not easy but it can be done and you have our Leeward OER faculty leaders to show you the way.  And you can always count on the EMC and Library to answer your questions and help you get started.

*Findings are based on a survey of 4,704 students at 132 schools in 26 states conducted September-October 2015.  

February 22, 2016
by junie
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Literary Reading by Lisa Linn Kanae

The Leeward CC Library is proud to welcome Lisa Linn Kanae, author of Islands Linked by Ocean and Sista Tongue. Please join us and encourage your students to attend!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Kapunawai Room, Leeward CC Library

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February 22, 2016
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Hawaiian-Pacific Collection–Water Damage Update–Week 1

As you may recall, on February 12, over 1/3 of our Hawaiian-Pacific collection was damaged by water that fell through the ceiling from an AC condensate pan. We spent the past week acquiring wood and cement blocks, and made a plan-of-action for dealing with the damaged items. Of the 700 titles that were pulled from the collection, well over half are waiting to be sent back to the shelves. The remaining 261 titles are being treated for water damage.

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For information about acquiring Hawaiian-Pacific resources that are not listed above or are not located in the Hawaii-Pacific Resource Room, please reference this Libguide.

Pictures from week 1 of the restoration process:

February 8, 2016
by keahiahi
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Feature Film Fridays Continues!

The Library is excited to continue its new initiative, Feature Film Fridays, where the Library screens a different film every Friday at 1pm in the Group Study Rooms located on the Main Floor of the Learning Commons.  Popcorn is provided!

This week, in anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Feature Film Fridays presents Animals and Love (2015).  This documentary from BBC investigates the emotional connection amongst animals and their partners, exploring exactly how animals get a date, how they choose their mate, and how they settle down into a relationship. In this 53-minute film, you’ll discover how flamingos spruce themselves up to attract a mate and meet the alligators who woo the girl of their dreams with song and dance. Featuring interviews with top animal behaviorists, Animals in Love offers a wholly fresh look at animal relationships and how similar they are to those of humans.

Other films screening this month will be:

  • February 19: Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past to Present (1998)
  • February 26: 12 Years a Slave (2014)

Feature Film Fridays showcases the Library’s moving image resources.  Currently, the Library subscribes to three streaming moving image databases.  To learn more about these databases, read this blog post about Ethnographic Videos Online and Films on Demand, and this other blog post about Kanopy Streaming Videos.  The Library also has a vast collection of DVDs available for students, staff, and faculty to borrow.

So bring a friend and join us this Friday for Feature Film Fridays!

February 16, 2016
by junie
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Literary Reading from Bamboo Ridge authors

The Leeward CC Library is proud to welcome Bamboo Ridge authors Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion for a reading of renshi (linked poetry) from No Choice but to Follow. Please join us and encourage your students to attend!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Kapunawai Room, Leeward CC Library

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