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Kapunawai hosts Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) Display

February 13, 2019 by aapaikai | 0 comments

Leeward library is thrilled to be hosting a new exhibit on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) in Kapunawai for the Spring 2019 semester.  ROD was detected in 2014 within forests located on Hawaiʻi island. Since then, the fungal disease has rapidly spread, killing hundreds of thousands of trees and drastically impacting our native forests.  In May 2018, ROD was discovered on Kauaʻi, making it the second island in the archipelago to be plagued with the disease. (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

This exhibit was developed by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Science and Technology Department librarians and was on display at Hamilton Library in 2018.  The exhibit includes some components that are on loan from Lyon Arboretum as well as library resources.

Rapid Ohia Death Display

In addition to the exhibit, the library will host Marian Chau, the Seed Conservation Lab Manager at the Lyon Arboretum, and Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, the Statewide Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Outreach Coordinator, for a ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop and Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death informational presentation.  Please join us on March 29, 2019 from 8am-11am to learn more about conserving our beloved ʻŌhiʻa!

Ohia Seed Conservation Workshop Flyer

If you or your students are interested in creating or collaborating on any programming or events that align with this exhibit, please contact Annemarie at or x390

For more information about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and it’s impacts on our forests, please visit to this Leeward library libguide for online and print resources related to ʻŌhiʻa and ROD.

Finals Countdown Kick-Off!

November 28, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown Snacks

We kicked off Finals Countdown this week with Library Extended Hours, KiMOBEAN Extended Hours, Focused Workshops at the Writing Center, and faculty review sessions/office hours! Please promote our events to your students!

There’s still time and space! If you would like to host a review session, office hours, or an event, please fill out our Finals Countdown Space Request Form [New Window].

For more information about Finals Countdown and event schedules, please view our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) Ka Pa’alana Holiday Toy Drive

November 28, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Toy Donation Box

We are collecting as many new/unwrapped toys as we can! The toys will be distributed to the Partners in Development Ka Pa‘alana Program [New Window], which serves homeless and at-risk families on the Leeward Coast. Toys should be geared towards pre-school children, ages 5 and under. The drive ends Friday, December 7th.

This will be the library’s last 50 Acts of Service event for the year.

If you have any questions, please contact An Hollowell ( or x301).


The FC Period starts next week!

November 19, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown Fall 2018

Finals Countdown [New Window] begins next week! Please spread the word to the students!

What we currently have planned:

  • Library Extended Hours
  • KiMOBEAN Extended Hours
  • Faculty Review Sessions and Office Hours
  • Focused Workshops offered by the Writing Center
  • 10 Minute Talks – Library Research Support Sessions
  • De-Stressing Activities
  • Snacks funded by Student Government

If you would like to host an event during Finals Countdown, please fill out this form: [New Window].

50 Acts of Service: Ka Pa‘alana Holiday Toy Drive

November 19, 2018 by An | 0 comments

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Ka Pa‘alana Holiday Toy Drive
Dates: November 26 – December 7
Location: Learning Commons’ Main Entrance
Contact: An Hollowell

The library is hosting a holiday toy drive for the Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education Program [New Window], which serves homeless and at-risk families on the Leeward Coast. The drive begins Monday, November 26th.

Please consider donating a toy, two, or more so we can ensure each child participating in this program has a gift for the holidays. Toy donations should be geared towards pre-school children ages 5 and under. We are aiming for 150 toys!

Mahalo for your support and Happy Holidays!

Finals Countdown & Finals Week: Library Extended Hours

November 7, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Fall 2018 Library Extended Hours

Our Finals Countdown [New Window] period begins November 26th!

What is Finals Countdown?

During the last 3 weeks of the semester, we extend library hours until 9:00 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. We provide de-stressing activities such as board games, puzzles, adult coloring books, and aromatherapy spritzers/essential oils. Our Learning Commons partners, such as the Writing Center, will offer workshops, extended hours, and activities as well.

The Finals Countdown period is a very stressful time for students so we are brainstorming ideas on activities to help students prepare for finals and de-stress in between! We welcome all faculty, staff, and student organizations to come in and host sessions! If you would like to schedule a workshop, review session, or office hours in the library during our Finals Countdown period, please fill out this form: [New Window].

For more information, please contact An Hollowell, or x301.

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