Library News and Much More!

April 5, 2016

Celebrate National Library Week with us NEXT WEEK!

We have a bunch of fun activities in store for you!
1. Book page art: every day from 8am-12pm in Kapunawai
2. Library Learning Series: new session every day from 12:30-1:30 in Kapunawai
3. Feature Films: new movie every day from 3-5 in the Group Study rooms (free snacks!)Detailed information can be found here:
Win prizes!

Tag us with your own version of bookface art…and you could be one of two people who wins an awesome gift card!

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April 19, 2016

Jayne Bopp Featured in Monday’s issue of the Star-Advertiser!

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Leeward CC’s own Jayne Bopp was featured in an article by Lee Cataluna for the Star-Advertiser’s “Possessed” series.

“Possessed is an occasional series featuring Hawaii residents and their unique or fascinating collections.”

Cataluna noticed Bopp’s unique collection when she walked into the Library and saw a March display for  Women’s History Month.  Very cool!

The article can be accessed online if you have a subscription.

April 18, 2016
by Soledad Lencinas

e-books @ ebrary

ebrary hmpg screenshotOur library provides access to several electronic book collections to meet the needs of LCC faculty and students. One of our electronic book collections is ebrary from which you may browse books in many disciplines including:

Anthropology – Business & Economics – Computers & IT – Education – Engineering & Technology – Fine Arts – History – Language & Literature – Law – Life Sciences – Medicine – Physical Sciences – Psychology – Religion – Social Sciences

To search the ebrary e-book collection click here.
Or, from our library homepage, click on “Research Tools” and then click on the ‘ebrary’ link under “E-book Search Tools.”
If you would like to access ebrary from our new website, you may do so by clicking on the ‘ebrary’ link under “Other options for searching books and media” (below the “Books” search box).

April 15, 2016
by Natalie Wahl

Earth Week at Leeward Library

EARTH DAY is on April 20, 2016 this year. Please join us in the library as we celebrate Earth all week! Between April 18-22, please enjoy the following:

  • Sustainability Display with books & DVDs available for check out
  • Seed Share featuring new free seeds!
  • Green Films in Study Room One from 3-4:30 pm Mon-Thurs, 2-3:30 pm Friew movies

Also, check out events on the concourse on Wednesday, April 20th, for live music, garden tours, seed processing, student presentations, speakers, and worm composting demos!


April 12, 2016
by Soledad Lencinas

Online resources about OER and Open Access

Do you wish to learn more about Open Access? The book “Open Access” by Peter Suber offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the topic.

If you are thinking about using Open Educational Resources, you may wish to read “A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)” prepared by Neil Butcher for the Commonwealth of Learning & UNESCO. The guide answers frequently asked questions about OER and it provides information about OER open licenses, online resources, policies and more.

To learn about recent studies and reports supporting OER, you can visit our Open Educational Resources (OER) guide and view links to resources available from our “Why OER?” page.

Also, you may visit the Creative Commons website if you haven’t done so yet to learn about Creative Commons, projects, licenses and licensing your work.

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