Library News and Much More!

January 24, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

Save $$ with New e-Resources at Your Library

We’re kicking off our Spring Library Learning Series with a reprise of our convocation breakout session from early January.  If you missed it the first time now’s your chance to catch it again!

  • Tuesday, January 31
  • 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Library, Kapunawai

With Carina Chernisky, Public Services Specialist and Librarians Junie Hayashi, Annemarie Paikai, and Natalie Wahl.

Leeward CC Library staff will show you how new e-resources can support your students and enhance your academic, professional, and personal life.  Featured resources include:

Our next Library Learning Series workshop will be in late February.

October 24, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) is a movement seeking to make scholarly research freely available to the widest possible audience.  The goal of OA is to advance knowledge through communication and sharing. Sound familiar?  Open Education and OER have roots in OA. All three share a common philosophy of democratizing access to knowledge through a structured framework which gives individuals flexible rights (e.g. Creative Commons) to use existing knowledge to accelerate new discoveries and innovation in the research lab,  the classroom, and elsewhere.  Learn more about OA by viewing this animation, Open Access Explained!

open access week t-shirt logoUH is celebrating Open Access Week, October 24-28th, by hosting a series of events throughout the week. View the complete schedule here.  On Tuesday, October 25th, the Leeward OER Committee is hosting a live viewing of the panel discussion: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Creative Commons & Fair Use via HITS in LC 108B at 10:30 AM.

Topics include:

  • Key points to consider when using Open Access materials or creating your own;
  • Copyright maximalism in the information age;
  • Creative Commons licenses, including examples in our everyday lives; and
  • Four factors of the Fair Use doctrine and how to apply them.


Brian Huffman, Electronic Services Librarian and teaches Scholarly Research at William S. Richardson School of Law.

Debora Halbert, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the author of The State of Copyright, the co-edited Handbook of Intellectual Property.

Billy Meinke, OER Technologist for the UHM Outreach College; formerly at Creative Commons, specializing in education applications of their open licenses.

Peter Shirts, Music & Audiovisual Librarian, Acting Head of Sinclair Library & the Wong Audiovisual Center.

For more info about this panel, contact Junie Hayashi at

April 5, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

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!

Instagram: /leewardlibrary
Facebook: /leewardcclibrary

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April 4, 2016
by Natalie Wahl

Spring ’16 Finals Countdown!

WE NEED YOU! Finals Countdown is two day event is a kick-off to promote the week of extended library hours leading up to finals week. On April 27-28th, the Library and Learning Commons will remain open until 9 PM to provide students with:

  • study spaces
  • faculty-led review sessions and office hours
  • Writing Center workshops
  • computers and printers
  • library services
  • de-stress activities and hourly prize drawings
  • free snacks

When is it?

  • Dates:  Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th
  • Times:  1:00-9:00 PM

How can I participate?

What else can I do?

  • Donate snacks/prizes for students. We accept snack foods that are not too messy (not sticky or greasy) and don’t require refrigeration, utensils or plates to eat, as well as prizes such as Leeward swag or gift cards.
  • Tell your students!  Help promote the Finals Countdown by telling your students about this great event.

More Info


  • Wayde Oshiro, Library (
  • Carina Chernisky, Library (
  • Natalie Wahl, Library (
  • Beth Kupper-Herr, Learning Resource Center (
  • Laurie Kuribayashi, Writing Center (

Library Hours:

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March 14, 2016
by Natalie Wahl

Finals Countdown Spring 2016: Coming SOON!


The Library, LRC, and Writing Center are working on our 6th Finals Countdown: a two-day event with review sessions, writing workshops, de-stress activities, free snacks, and prizes kicking of extended Library hours through finals week.

SAVE THE DATES: Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday April 28th in the Learning Commons.

Visit our LibGuide for more info!

February 22, 2016
by junie

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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