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Fall Events, New Blog Banner, & New Staff


Upcoming Library Events

Fall 2017
Hoikeakea:  HWST 107 Final Project Exhibit – Kapunawai
Aug-Nov 2017
Fossil Exhibit by Roger Kwok – Learning Commons Entrance
Thu, Sept 7: 1:30-2:45pm
Ann Inoshita: What We Must Remember Literary Reading – Kapunawai
Thu, Sept 21:  12:30-1:30pm
Library Learning Series:  Banned Books
Mon-Fri, Sept 25-29
Banned Books Week
Thu, Oct 19:  12:30-1:30pm
Library Learning Series:  Green Library Resources
Sat, Nov 4:  9:00am-2:00pm
Discovery Fair:  Used Books Corner
Mon-Fri, Nov 27-Dec 8
Finals Countdown

Stay tuned for more events by checking out our library event page here

Library Blog Banner Contest

Jon Snyder

At Leeward CC Library, we like to encourage our student workers to use their talents to contribute to our library.  This summer, we held a Blog Banner Contest and asked our students to submit their banner designs for our library’s blog.  Congratulations to Jon Snyder (Liberal Arts student) for winning our Blog Banner Contest!  His banner is now displayed on our library’s blog.  The following is Jon’s banner submission statement explaining how he came up with his design:  


“My banner design was inspired by the term ‘fostering discovery’ in the Leeward CC Library mission statement.  The fishhook of Maui was used to bring up the Hawaiian islands from the bottom of the ocean.  The voyaging canoe sails are representative of the history of how the Hawaiian people came to be here and our continuing sea voyaging explorations along the lines of the Hōkūleʻa.  The bird in the upper right corner is a frigatebird, the `iwa,  thought of as a good omen that land was near, alluding to the discovery of a new land.  Annemarie Paikai, our Hawaiʻi-Pacific Resource Librarian, was kind enough to help me with the translation of our school motto ‘To help people learn’ into Hawaiian.  ‘No ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana i ka lehulehu’ was the phrase that came the closest, meaning ‘So that the multitudes are educated’ . . . “

Please check our blog often for any library updates:

New Library Staff

Have you been to the library recently?  You will see a couple of new faces at our circulation desk!

Kalekona Kingsbury

Kalekona “Kale” Kingsbury graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa, and has a Master’s in Library Science (MLiS).  He previously worked at Hawaiʻi Pacific University Libraries, was there for 8 years, and held the title of Head of Access Services.  Kale’s first day at Leeward Community College was June 26, 2017 and is currently our circulation manager.  His main duties include managing the main service desk and scheduling.  Fun fact:  he is currently reading The Game of Thrones series and his favorite character is Tyrion Lannister!


" "An Hollowell graduated from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, and has a Bachelor of Arts in English.  She also worked at Hawaiʻi Pacific University Libraries and was there for 13 years!  An’s previous title was Operations Manager of Atherton Library.  Her first day at Leeward Community College was August 14, 2017, and she is currently our public services specialist.  A few of An’s duties include updating the library’s website, marketing and events, and supporting the library staff and the main service desk.  What she enjoys about Leeward Community College so far–she is impressed by the friendliness of the campus.  Fun fact:  although An does not think of herself as a risk-taker–a couple of the most heart-pounding activities she has ever participated in were whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River through North Carolina and Tennessee and dropping down the Leap of Faith water slide tunneling through a lagoon filled with sharks at Atlantis, Bahamas!

If you need assistance with circulation services, course reserves, etc.–please contact Kale and An!

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