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November 28, 2016
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Annemarie Paikai, Hawaiian Pacific Resource Librarian

4vr6bndvh34uhspbpvllgtg3wccgkmvg-ptafxh6pkeq1zr2rcnjj9tdutbwmcee26cjg9y7hpdtfbcw1280-h658The Library is happy to welcome Annemarie Paikai to our team as our new Hawaiian Pacific Resource Librarian. We are excited to work with Annemarie and hope that you will help us to welcome her to the Leeward CC campus.

Annemarie Aweau Paikai has a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and a Master’s in Library & Information Science (MLISc) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Annemarie has worked in a variety of archival and library repositories including the National Park Service, the Hula Preservation Society, the Hawaiian Historical Society, and the Hawaiʻi State Library’s Hawaiʻi and Pacific collection. She is currently serving as a board member for Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa, a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of Hawaiian knowledge systems, services, and research in the library and information science profession.

Annemarie, what do you hope to accomplish in your position here at Leeward CC?

I am thrilled to be joining the Leeward CC ʻohana! What excites me about this campus is the clear commitment to perpetuate a thriving academic and collaborative community. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to connect with the students, faculty, and staff here at Leeward. In an effort to contribute to the advancement of the educational goals of our Native Hawaiian students, I as the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Resource Librarian, hope to provide support and instruction in such a capacity that helps students have access to the services and resources that they need to succeed.   

Annemarie can be reached at 455-0390 or at I Mua!

November 22, 2016
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Flipster is the Library’s new online newsstand for popular magazines. This collection currently contains 37 different magazines! Let us know which titles you’d like us to consider by submitting your request here. You can access Flipster via its carousel on our homepage, or by clicking here. For offline reading, download the Flipster mobile app available in the Apple and Google Play stores.

Popular titles:screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-8-33-12-am
Clean Eating
Consumer Reports
Food + Travel Magazine
Men’s Health
Motor Trend
The New Yorker
Popular Science
Surfing Magazine
Vanity Fair
Vegetarian Times
W Magazine
….and many more!

November 22, 2016
by Natalie Wahl

Finals Countdown begins November 28th!

Finals Countdown has been revamped to better prepare students for final projects and exams. Gone are the two late-late night events, and in their place, we will now offer TWO WEEKS of extended hours AND review sessions.

Monday, 11/28 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 11/29 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/30 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, 12/1 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 12/2 Regular Fall Hours 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, 12/5 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 12/6 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/7 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, 12/8 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 12/9 Regular Fall Hours 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • MORE REVIEW SESSIONS/Office hours:

Sign-up here to lead a review session or hold office hours between 11/28 and 12/9


Students may sign up at the circulation desk for sessions between 5-8 pm, 11/28-12/9


Call or email Natalie Wahl if you have any questions or would like to help:

November 7, 2016
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Awesome! The Library is happy to announce that we are now offering our patrons “unlimited” online access to news, features, archives, and educator content from The New York Times. Register your account by clicking on THIS LINK and following the prompts. If you encounter any difficulties or have a question, please contact Ralph Toyama at


  1. Full access to, including everything they’ve published since 1851 (the only limitation is for articles from 1923-1980: users can only access 100 articles per 4 weeks, due to a copyright ruling)
  2. Mobile apps for phones and tabletsMultimedia, including interactive features (here are their best from 2015), video section, new VR features, and all new multimedia to come
  3. Each user gets a personal account, which includes:
    1. Email newsletters
    2. Customized alerts: get a notification when an article is published about a topic you’re interested in, or get a weekly digest of those articles.  This is a particularly useful feature for professors, as they can require students to set a specific alert that functions as curriculum updated in real-time.
    3. Cross-platform save; any article you save on is easily accessible from any device.
    4. Article recommendations based on topics you most commonly read about.
  4. The New York Times InEducation*:  a huge range of resources to assist professors to integrate The Times in the classroom
  5. Our contacts at The New York Times, who will collaborate with students, staff and faculty to maximize awareness of our partnership through faculty workshops, co-curricular activities, contests and other creative methods.

*Disclaimer from The New York Times: The Leeward CC Library pass does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. You must have a valid email address from a participating organization. Other restrictions may apply.

November 1, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

New Resource – Statista

Statista is your new portal to:

  • 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources;
  • 3,000 reports and dossiers on industries, companies, and countries;
  • Revenue forecasts for over 400 industries.

Charts, graphs, and infographics are exportable in PNG, PPT, or XLS formats, and can be embedded in websites with auto-generated HTML codes.  Dossiers and reports are available as PDFs.

Some examples:

Take a short video tour of Statista.

Find more statistics at Statista

November 3, 2016

New Books: Nov. 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. Titles from our General Collection can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). If an e-book from Overdrive is already checked out, you can place a hold on it so that it’s available to you when it’s returned.

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Adnan’s Story: the Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry (Voyager)
Curious Minds: a Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (Voyager)
The Fire This Time: a New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward (Voyager)
31845516The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (Voyager)
The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe (Voyager)
The Last Days of Night: a Novel by Graham Moore (Voyager)
Love Warrior: a Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton (Voyager)
Nutshell: a Novel by Ian McEwan (Voyager)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: a Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (Voyager)
the Woman in Cabin 10: a Novel by Ruth Ware (Voyager)

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The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire by Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn (Voyager)
Burnt by the Sun: the Koreans of the Russian Far East by Jon K. Chang (Voyager)
Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia by Tiantian Zheng (Voyager)
Fragrant Orchid: the Story of My Early Life by Yamaguchi Yoshiko and Fujjiwara Sakuya (Voyager)
The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most by Peter Felten, John N. Gardner, Charles C. Schroeder, Leo M. Lambert, and Betsy O. Barefoot (Voyager)

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Food and Power in Hawaii: Visions of Food Democracy by Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata (Voyager)
Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific: the Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II by Judith A. Bennett and Angela Wanhalla (Voyager)

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1,001 Accounting Practice Problems for Dummies by Kenneth Boyd (access)
2016/2017 ASVAB for Dummies with Online Practice by Rod Powers (access)
Accounting for Dummies by John A. Tracy (access)
Algebra I for Dummies by Mary Jane Sterling (access)
Basic English Grammar for Dummies by Geraldine Woods (access)
Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for Dummies by Mark Zegarelli (access)
Biology essentials for Dummies by Rene Fester Kratz (access)
Business Plans Kit for Dummies by Barbara Findlay Schenck (access)
Chemistry for Dummies by John T. Moore (access)
Eating Clean for Dummies by Consumer Dummies (access)
Film Studies for Dummies by James Cateridge (access)
Investing for Dummies by Eric Tyson (access)
Investing in Bonds for Dummies by Russell Wild (access)
Investing in Dividends for Dummies by Lawrence Carrel (access)
Investing Online for Dummies by Matt Krantz (access)
Juicing and Smoothies for Dummies by Pat Crocker (access)
Macroeconomics for Dummies by Consumer Dummies (access)
Medical Billing and Coding for Dummies by Karen Smiley (access)
Medical Terminology for Dummies by Beverly Henderson (access)
Microeconomics for Dummies by Lynne Pepall (access)
Mindful Leadership for Dummies by Juliet Adams (access)
Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson (access)
Personal Finance in Your 20s for Dummies by Eric Tyson (access)
Praxis Elementary Education for Dummies with Online Practice by Carla C. Kirkland (access)
Productivity for Dummies by Ciara Conlon (access)
Robert’s Rules for Dummies by C. Alan Jennings, PRP (access)
Statistical Analysis with Excel for Dummies by Joseph Schmuller (access)
Statistics for Dummies by Deborah J. Rumsey (access)
Stock Investing for Dummies by Paul Mladjenovic (access)
Student Finance for Dummies by Phil Davis (access)
Total Body Diet for Dummies by Victoria Shanta Retelny (access)

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