After a 28 year career in Library Technical Services, Gloria Santiago is retiring. Gloria’s last day at Leeward is this Friday, March 31st.
Gloria has been a steady presence in the Library during years of transition and change. Throughout it all, Gloria’s dedication, generosity of spirit, and willingness to pitch in at times of need could always be counted on.
The Library ʻohana wishes Gloria all the best as she enters this new phase of her life. We know she is looking forward to spending some valuable and well-deserved time with her family.
Librarians and staff will attend a retirement luncheon for Gloria on March 29th. If you try to reach us and we’re unavailable, please leave a message or send an email. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Are you looking to catch up on your reading during Spring Break? Have you been meaning to read something but haven’t had the time to order it from Amazon or pick it up at the public library? Well, look no further than your campus library.
The Library has two curated collections of bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure:
Bestsellers Collection: Print collection located on the 3rd floor. Come up and browse!
Overdrive Collection: If you have an e-reader, take a look at our newest e-book collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. It’s an interesting mix of titles. You can access Overdrive from our website. Click the E-Books button and select Overdrive from the list of e-book collections. See screenshots below.
Note: Off-campus access requires UH login credentials. Select Leeward Community College as your library to access our collection.
The Library will be closed during the Spring Break. Librarians and staff will be around and working throughout the week. Library staff will be unavailable during an off-campus luncheon on March 29th, 11 am-1 pm.
Faculty and staff: Please call your direct library contact or our main office at x377 for access.
Carina Chernisky, Library Public Services Specialist
We bid a fond farewell to Carina Chernisky as she moves on to a new role as public services librarian at the UHWO Library.
Carina has been an integral part of the circulation services team since 2013. Among Carina’s many accomplishments, her most recent was as a member of the web team which redesigned the Library’s website last year. Additionally, Carina has served as this blog’s administrator since it was launched in 2014 and has been responsible for many creative and informative library displays throughout the years. Check out her recent display on “Fake News” found at the Diamond Head and ʻewa stairway landings.
The entire Library ʻohana congratulates Carina and wishes her continued success with her current and future endeavors. Carina’s last day at Leeward will be on March 15th.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is the first peer-reviewed science video journal. The Library has started a limited access trial to JoVE’s Science Education Database which provides nearly 1,000 videos covering scientific fundamentals. Easy to understand video demonstrations on laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. Watch this short video to learn more.
For more info about JoVE and Leeward’s trial access, see last week’s blog post.
Just in time for the Holi festival celebrated by Hindus around the world, the World Religions database is available to all Leeward users. Click here to access.
World Religions main page
The Infobase World Religions database was acquired by the Library after receiving positive feedback from religion faculty members during our recent database trial. World Religions can be accessed from the Library’s homepage.
Library website (www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library) showing the Research Databases button view and database drop-down menu.
Contact me or any librarian to learn more about our research databases and other electronic resources.
ProQuest News & Newspapers, an important resource for accessing full text article content from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers was recently replaced by a new database.
US West Newsstream (also by ProQuest) is the new database for accessing articles from the Honolulu dailies. In addition, US West Newsstream also includes coverage from 270 news sources from Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Contact a librarian if you have any questions about database access or content.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is the first peer-reviewed science video journal. The Library has started a limited access trial to JoVE’s Science Education Database which provides nearly 1,000 videos covering scientific fundamentals. Easy to understand video demonstrations on laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. View a short video describing how JoVE is used in the classroom.
The collections available during this trial
Basic Biology – General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Essentials of Biology 1: yeast, Drosophila and C. elegans, and Essentials of Biology 2: Mouse, Zebrafish, and Chick
Advanced Biology – Essentials of Neuroscience, Essentials of Developmental Biology, Essentials of Genetics, and Essentials of Cell Biology
Psychology – Essentials of Behavioral Science, Essentials of Experimental Psychology, Essentials of Cognitive Psychology, and Essentials of Developmental Psychology
Environmental Sciences – Essentials of Environmental Science, Essentials of Environmental Microbiology, and Essentials of Earth Science
Chemistry – Essentials of General Chemistry, Essentials of Organic Chemistry, and Essentials of Analytical Chemistry