Library News and Much More!

November 6, 2017
by An Hollowell

Discovery Fair 2017

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The library staff hosted a free book fair, make and take craft tables, and story time in the Kapunawai at the Discovery Fair this past weekend.  Children (& adults!) made Pikachu and monster bookmarks and yarn wreath Christmas ornaments.

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This year, Pikachu was a hit!

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Many thanks to all who volunteered!

September 24, 2017
by An Hollowell

Banned Books Week (September 24-30)

Photo of Banned Books Week Display

Library Staff:  What would you do if I told you that you could not read your favorite book because it is banned?

Student:  I will fight you!

This week is Banned Books Week!  Each year, libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week to promote awareness on our freedom to read which is protected by the 1st Amendment of our U.S. Constitution.

The circulation staff created book displays and a Library Learning Series:  Banned Books session (hosted by Natalie Wahl, Instruction Librarian) was held in the Kapunawai last week.

Books selected for the displays were labeled with quotes of reasons why the books were challenged.  A few passersby who briefly glanced at the displays were compelled to walk to the circulation counter to ask why their favorite books were banned.  The staff explained that the books were not banned and asked, “what if they were?”.  It was amazing to hear their passionate responses!

Come by and check out our displays!  The circulation desk staff will be prepared for any comments and discussions!

For more information about Banned Books Week and viewing lists of frequently challenged titles, go to

June 29, 2015
by junie

Free Textbooks from OpenStax!


Want to learn about free textbooks and resources developed and peer-reviewed by educators? Join us for a special webinar and discussion on Open Educational Resources (OER) presented by the Faculty Mentoring Program at Outreach College and OpenStax College.

OpenStax College is a leader in developing no-cost quality, peer-reviewed learning materials for higher education.   The presenter will be Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director, Institutional Relations at OpenStax College, Rice University.  Sara Rutter, Open Educational Resources Librarian, Outreach College will host a discussion following the presentation. The library and EMC staff will also be on hand to answer your questions about getting started with OER for your classes.

  • Date and Time: Friday, July 10, 2015, 12 noon until 1:15 pm
  • Location: Leeward Community College, LC 108A (located on the first floor of the Learning Commons Building in EMC)
  • Registration: Please email or call 455-0680 to reserve a space

Watch a short video about OpenStax

Explore OpenStax College algebra, biology, chemistry, economics, physics, sociology, statistics textbooks

April 6, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro

Community Libraries Day this Sunday

mall_libraryJoin the Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association and the Leeward CC Library in kicking off National Library Week (April 12-17) at Community Libraries Day on Sunday, April 12 at McCarthy Mall, UH Manoa campus.  From 10 AM – 3 PM twenty libraries, archives, educational institutions, and professional organizations will showcase their innovative programs, digital initiatives, and outreach services at this event.

Tours of the Law Library, Hamilton Library Preservation Department (Kahili Preservation Project), and the Library & Information Library Program are scheduled.  Activities, games, prize drawings, food, and entertainment will be available.  Check out our children’s book fair and used book/CD/DVD sale, too.  Ono food available from Da Spot and Uahi Island Grill.

Libraries are evolving and thriving in this digital age.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the many contributions libraries and librarians make throughout our community.  This is a chance for you and your students to learn what it takes to become an information professional during the LIS Program info sessions and tours.  It takes more than knowing how to shelve books!

Free admission and parking.  For a complete list of participating organizations and the event program go to

For more info contact Wayde Oshiro, x378.

Community Libraries Day Handout capture

April 5, 2016

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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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.

January 5, 2016

Convocation Week — Library Open House

Thursday, January 7 from 9 am – 10:30 am

Revealing New Treasures at Your Library: Streaming videos, Curriculum Builder for Laulima, Ancestry, JSTOR, and more! Drop by for coffee and pastries with The Librarians of Leeward.

The Library offers a wealth of resources and services that you need to know about.  Our open house is designed to be an informal opportunity to discover the different ways the Library is ready to support you and the courses you teach.  Whether it’s a database, e-book collection, course reserves, or research skills session, there’s something we can offer to almost everyone.  Drop by and meet your librarians and professional support staff to learn how we can help you.  Newly acquired resources include JSTOR, eHRAF, Kanopy streaming videos, Ancestry Online, and EBSCO Curriculum Builder.  Learn about these and much more.  Coffee and pastries provided.

For more information, visit

January 5, 2016

Library Work Day in the Hālau Garden

On December 28, 2015 the Library volunteered for its first work day in the Hālau Garden. A big mahalo to Keahiahi Long and Frani Okamoto for organizing this worthwhile day. We learned so much and got quite the workout!

This event is just one way that the Library is continuing to strengthen our relationships with other departments/people on campus. This day was incredibly rewarding and really emphasized the “giving” aspect of the holiday season.


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