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Library Annual User Survey Ends Sunday, April 21st!

April 15, 2019 by An | 0 comments

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Attention Leeward CC Community:

  • Did you use the library during Spring Break?
  • How useful is our library website?
  • What would help you feel more comfortable in using the library?

Please take a moment to fill out our annual survey so we can improve our services! Where you can fill out our survey:

  1. Direct link to survey: go.hawaii.edu/GRS [New Window]
  2. On our National Library Week page [New Window]
  3. In-person at our iPad kiosks located at
    • Learning Commons entrance
    • 3rd/upper floor of the library, near the reference desk

Survey ends Sunday, April 21st.

Please feel free to forward our survey to other Leeward faculty, staff, and students!

National Library Week: Libraries = Strong Communities

April 9, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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It’s National Library Week! Drop by the library to check out our awesome displays this year!

How can we make our learning community mo’ bettah?

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Moʻo (gecko) is pōloli (hungry) for feedback! Go to his tank (by the front entrance of the Learning Commons) and feed him a comment -or- post a sticky note on his whiteboard…which is roaming around somewhere in the Learning Commons…

Main Level Book Displays

Ko Kākou Mau Kaiāulu (Our Communities) — showcasing books about our communities and culture on Oʻahu.

Join the Book Potluck [New Window] — featuring books recommended by YOU.

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Libraries in our Community!

We compiled a slideshow highlighting unique facts and services about a few libraries in our community! Click on the image below to view our slideshow!

Community Libraries Slideshow

For more information on activities and events during National Library Week: go.hawaii.edu/Gah [New Window].

April 8, 2019
by Jason Yamashita
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BOOK POTLUCK…Share a Tasty Read!

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We invite you to participate in a Book Potluck by recommending to our library community a favorite or meaningful book from our collection.

How to Participate: 

1) Select your book of choice from our collection. An e-book is okay too.

2) Fill out a comment card about the book. This is available on the “Book Potluck” display unit on the Library’s UPPER level. If your book is an e-book, please check the box for “E-book” and we will print the e-book cover.

3) Place book and comment card on the UPPER level display unit.

Periodically, these books will be moved and showcased in the entrance display case on the Library’s MAIN level.

Please visit our National Library Week page [New Window] for more activities and information.
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Add an ʻono book to this display unit on the Library’s upper level.

 

Library Annual User Survey

April 8, 2019 by An | 0 comments

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Attention Leeward CC Community:

  • Did you use the library during Spring Break?
  • How useful is our library website?
  • What would help you feel more comfortable in using the library?

Please take a moment to fill out our annual survey so we can improve our services! Where you can fill out our survey:

  1. Direct link to survey: go.hawaii.edu/GRS [New Window]
  2. On our National Library Week page [New Window]
  3. In-person at our iPad kiosks located at
    • Learning Commons entrance
    • 3rd/upper floor of the library, near the reference desk

Survey ends Sunday, April 21st.

Please feel free to forward our survey to other Leeward faculty, staff, and students!

Libraries = Strong Communities

April 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

What is National Library Week? Each year, around the 2nd week of April, libraries across the nation will highlight the roles of libraries, librarians, and staff and what part they play in communities. This year’s National Library Week theme is: Libraries = Strong Communities.

For most students at Leeward Community College, the library is the first place they go when they are in need of answers. Come by and let us show you what we have to offer (besides books & computers)!

Schedule of Events

Apr 1-15

Big Library Read [New Window]

Big Library Read is an e-book club hosted by our OverDrive database [New Window]. During April 1-15, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to the Home: A Refugee Story e-book via OverDrive [New Window].

Post your photos, videos, or text and hashtag #BigLibraryRead on social media to win a Kobo Aura H2O eReaderClick here for sweepstakes rules [New Window].

Apr  1 – May 3

Annual Hawai‘i Foodbank Food Drive [New Window]

The Hawaii Foodbank is hosting it’s Annual State Employees Food Drive! To support this cause, the library will be collecting donations. See front desk staff for details!

Apr 7-13

National Library Week [New Window]

We have so many fun things in store for you as we celebrate our role as YOUR Library! Come by and let us show you what we have to offer (besides books & computers)!

Apr 8-13

#MyLibraryMyStory [New Window]

Whip out your phones and tablets! Post photos, videos, or text on Instagram or Twitter & tell the American Library Association [New Window] what you love about Leeward CC Library! You may win a $100 VISA gift card!!! Don’t forget to hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory and tag us:

Apr 8-21

Annual Library Survey

Please fill out our annual survey to provide feedback on how we can improve our services. We will be distributing our annual survey via email, our National Library Week webpage, and you can do it in person at our iPad kiosks–located at the Learning Commons’ entrance or upstairs by the Reference Desk!

For more information, visit our National Library Week page [New Window].

Library Student Focus Group : STUDENTS Lead Our Library!

April 16, 2018 by An | 0 comments

As part of our National Library Week 2018 celebration, the library staff hosted “STUDENTS Lead Our Library” Thursday, April 12th, 12:00 p.m. The purpose of this event was to gather live feedback from students on how to improve library services. Genesee Greco, library student worker, and An Hollowell, public services specialist, had a discussion with 8 student patrons who use the library regularly.

 

Overall, the students agreed that the library staff are easily approachable, put in their best effort to help, and are festive with the library displays. Library hours, computers, furniture, and study spaces were mentioned frequently during the discussion.

Library Hours

  • The students said they understood that we are a small campus/community college, not a 4-year university, and it was not necessary for us to have longer hours.
  • They were happy when we started extending hours until 8:00 p.m., Fall 2017. They said the 7:00 p.m. closings last year were too early.
  • We currently close at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. A few students suggested we extend our Friday hours until 6:00 p.m. to allow them to use and return our laptops during Friday evening classes.

Computers 

  • There are not enough PC/Windows computers.
  • One student asked if we could add more Mac computers.
  • The students feel sorry for the seniors who have to stand at our public access stations and suggested that the whole section/wall be designated for public access.
  • All the students agreed we need another computer lab on campus.
  • One student suggested opening up the MathLab as a campus computer lab.

Furniture & Study Spaces

  • The students like the layout of the Learning Commons. The office-style desk space provides them room to spread out.
  • The computer carrels in the 3rd floor library area are too small and do not provide enough work space. They suggested we replace them with desks similar to the office-style computer stations in the Learning Commons.
  • There are not enough tables and work space.
  • We need more bean bag chairs throughout the library!

Participants were offered pizza at the end of the session.

If you would like to provide feedback on our library services, please fill out our library survey. Our survey ends Sunday, April 22nd.

 

Happy National Library Week!

April 9, 2018 by An | 0 comments

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Happy National Library Week!

Check out what we have planned this week & please spread the word!

April 2-16 Big Library Read: Flat Broke with Two Goats
Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window] is now available in our Overdrive database! Read it while you’ve got the chance!
April 9-22 Leeward CC Library User Survey [New Window]
Please take a few moments to fill out our library survey. We appreciate your feedback to improve our services.
April 9-13 Where Did Our Library Lead You[New Window]
Instagram Contest
Win a $10 Starbucks or Amazon gift card and other prizes!
 April 9-30 Food Drive
It’s time to clean out our cupboards! To support the Annual State Employees Food Drive [New Window], we will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout April.
 April 12
12:00 p.m.
Kapunawai
STUDENTS Lead Our Library! [New Window]
Pizza + a discussion with Leeward CC students on ways to improve our library.

For more information, visit our National Library Week page [New Window]!

BIG LIBRARY READ Continues Through Monday, April 16th

April 9, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Looking for a memorable read for National Library Week? BLR 2018 Book Cover

Join readers around the world by checking out Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window], this season’s Big Library Read [New Window].

During the Big Library Read, OverDrive has provided unlimited access to borrow this e-book through April 16th. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date.

Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window] is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Jennifer McGaha’s fearlessly written memoir reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

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NEXT WEEK is National Library Week!

April 3, 2018 by An | 0 comments

National Library Week 2018
Please join us in celebrating National Library Week, April 8-14. We have a few fun things planned and they’re not just limited to students! We hope you are able to participate and promote our events to the students!

April 2-16 Big Library Read: Flat Broke with Two Goats
Flat Broke with Two Goats is now available in our Overdrive database! Read it while you’ve got the chance!
April 9-22 Leeward CC Library User Survey
Please take a few moments to fill out our library survey. We appreciate your feedback to improve our services. You could also win a $25 Amazon gift card!
April 9-13 Where Did Our Library Lead You?
Instagram Contest
Win a $10 Starbucks or Amazon gift card and other prizes!
 April 9-30 Food Drive
It’s time to clean out our cupboards! To support the Annual State Employees Food Drive, we will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout April.
 April 12
12:00 p.m.
Kapunawai
STUDENTS Lead Our Library!
Pizza + a discussion with Leeward CC students on ways to improve our library.

For more information please visit our National Library Week page!

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