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March 21, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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In Need of a Good Book?

Are you looking to catch up on your reading during Spring Break? Have you been meaning to read something but haven’t had the time to order it from Amazon or pick it up at the public library? Well, look no further than your campus library.

The Library has two curated collections of bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure:

  • Bestsellers Collection: Print collection located on the 3rd floor. Come up and browse!
  • Overdrive Collection: If you have an e-reader, take a look at our newest e-book collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. It’s an interesting mix of titles. You can access Overdrive from our website. Click the E-Books button and select Overdrive from the list of e-book collections. See screenshots below.

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Image of the list of E-book collections listImage of overdrive homepageNote: Off-campus access requires UH login credentials. Select Leeward Community College as your library to access our collection.

February 13, 2017
by Carina Chernisky
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New Books

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks.

General Collection
Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China by He Jiahong (Voyager)
A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Korea: Xu Jing’s Illustrated Account of the Xuanhe Embassy to Koryo translated by Sem Vermeersch (Voyager)
Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia by Michael Berry and Ching Sawada (Voyager)
Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia by Jeffrey Samuels, Justin Thomas McDaniel, and Mark Michael Rowe (Voyager)
A Good Revolutionary is NOT a Dead Revolutionary: Memoirs of Ezzat Shahi, an Activist and Participant in the Iranian Revolution-1978-1979 translated by Amir Ali Shirazi (Voyager)
Igniting the Internet: Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Korea by Jiyeon Kang (Voyager)
Japanese Feminist Debates: a Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor by Ayako Kano (Voyager)
Numinous Awareness is Never Dark: The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul’s Excerpts on Zen Practice translated by Robert E. Buswell Jr. (Voyager)
One Hundred Million Philosophers: Science of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan by Adam Bronson (Voyager)
Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines by William Peterson (Voyager)
The Silk Roads: a New History of the World by Peter Frankopan (Voyager)

Hawaiian Pacific Collection
E Nga Uri Whakatupu: Weaving Legacies by Dame Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa (Voyager)
Protea: a Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties by Lewis J. Matthews (Voyager)

January 23, 2017
by Carina Chernisky
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New Books

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks. Titles from our General Collection can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions).

General Collection
$2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer (Voyager)
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public by Steven M. Druker (Voyager)
Black Flags: the Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick (Voyager)
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams (Voyager)
The Cartoon Guide to Algebra by Larry Gonick (Voyager)
Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders by Aaron T. Beck, Denise D. Davis, and Arthur Freeman (Voyager)
The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair by Dennis W. Parks (Voyager)
Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause (Voyager)
The Divine by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, and Boaz Lavie (Voyager)
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by Tom Denton (Voyager)
ESL Classroom Activities for Teens & Adults: Fluency Activities and Grammar Drills by Shelley Ann Vernon (Voyager)
Food Forensics: the Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them in Lifelong Health by Mike Adams (Voyager)
Humans: from the Beginning by Christopher Seddon (Voyager)
Killing and Dying: Stories by Adrian Tomine (Voyager)
March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Voyager)
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Voyager)
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD (Voyager)
Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, and Ibrahim Moustafa (Voyager)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Voyager)
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks and Jor Die Bellaire (Voyager)
The Osamu Tezuka Story: a Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions (Voyager)
The Past in Perspective: an Introduction to Human Prehistory by Kenneth L. Feder (Voyager)
The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey (Voyager)
The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III, and Dave Stewart (Voyager)
The Sheriff of Babylon: Bang, Bang, Bang by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (Voyager)
The Vision: Little Worse Than a Man by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Voyager)

Hawaiian/Pacific Collection
Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku, and Amiria Salmond (Voyager)
For a Song by Rodney Morales (Voyager)
Ho’ala Loko I’a: Permit Application Guidebook by the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (Voyager)
The Lives of Hawai’i’s Dolphins and Whales: Natural History and Conservation by Robin W. Baird (Voyager)
Long Hops: Making Sense of Bird Migration by Mark Denny (Voyager)
Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands by Michelle MacCarthy (Voyager)
The Maori Meeting House: Introducing the Whare Whakairo by Damian Skinner (Voyager)
Plants for Our Healing by May Kealoha (Voyager)

Juvenile Collection
A Poem for Peter: the Story of Ezra Jack Keats by Andrea Davis Pickney (Voyager)
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty (Voyager)
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty (Voyager)
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashely Spires (Voyager)
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada (Voyager)

 

January 16, 2017
by Carina Chernisky
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New eBooks

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell (access)
Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life by Marilee G. Adams, PhD (access)
Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff (access)
Creative Revolution: Personal Transformation Through Brave Intuitive Painting by Flora Bowley (access)
Demelza by Winston Graham (access)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (access)
Financial Literacy for Millenials: a Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life for Teens, College Students, and Young Adults by Andrew Smith (access)
Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham (access)
Mindfulness: an Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams (access)
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel (access)
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen (access)
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham (access)
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (access)
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (access)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (access)
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell (access)

January 10, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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More Than Academics

The Library’s mission is to provide an information-rich, learner-centered environment fostering discovery, critical thinking, and innovation in support of academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning.  While our services and resources will always be focused on supporting classroom instruction, in recent years, we have acquired new resources that support the personal and intellectual growth and well-being of the entire campus.  If you haven’t taken a look at what we have to offer, here’s what you’re missing-

  • News junkies:  New York Times Online.  Full access to online content with the NYTimes.com Academic Pass.  Learn how to create your account here.
  • Magazine connoisseurs:  Flipster digital magazines optimized for tablet and smartphones.  Nearly 40 titles and growing. If you don’t see a title you want to read let us know.  Submit your requests here.
  • Bookworms:  As a library we’ve always had books but we acquired few bestsellers or trade fiction and non-fiction titles. Our Bestsellers collection is for dedicated fans of the printed book.  Go to the 3rd floor to browse this collection. Suggest an author and we’ll be on the lookout for new releases.  Submit your requests here.
  • E-book enthusiasts:  Our Overdrive e-book platform is optimized for tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.  Find a variety of personal growth, health and well-being, bestsellers, and Dummies titles here.  This is a growing collection and we are always open to suggestions.  Submit your requests here.
  • Documentary lovers:  The Kanopy video platform provides online streaming access to thousands of full-length documentaries, foreign films and classic movies.  New releases abound!
  • Data nerds:  Statista offers over 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources.  Charts, graphs, and tables are exportable in several formats.  Illustrate your reports and posters with ready-made infographics.
  • IT experts:  Enhance your skills and retain your certifications by using our Safari Online collection of IT and computer science manuals.  Includes desktop and web applications, computer programming, digital media, and more.

Everything I’ve mentioned here and much more is found on our homepage at  www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library.  Enjoy!

 

December 6, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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New Best Sellers

Behind Closed Doors: a Novel by B.A. Paris (Voyager)
Commonwealth: a Novel by Ann Patchett (Voyager)
Here I Am: a Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer (Voyager)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman, Fabio Moon, and Gabriel Ba (Voyager)
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist (Voyager)

November 3, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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New Books

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks. Titles from our General Collection can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). If an e-book from Overdrive is already checked out, you can place a hold on it so that it’s available to you when it’s returned.

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Adnan’s Story: the Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry (Voyager)
Curious Minds: a Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (Voyager)
The Fire This Time: a New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward (Voyager)
31845516The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (Voyager)
The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe (Voyager)
The Last Days of Night: a Novel by Graham Moore (Voyager)
Love Warrior: a Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton (Voyager)
Nutshell: a Novel by Ian McEwan (Voyager)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: a Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (Voyager)
the Woman in Cabin 10: a Novel by Ruth Ware (Voyager)

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The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire by Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn (Voyager)
Burnt by the Sun: the Koreans of the Russian Far East by Jon K. Chang (Voyager)
Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia by Tiantian Zheng (Voyager)
Fragrant Orchid: the Story of My Early Life by Yamaguchi Yoshiko and Fujjiwara Sakuya (Voyager)
The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most by Peter Felten, John N. Gardner, Charles C. Schroeder, Leo M. Lambert, and Betsy O. Barefoot (Voyager)

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Food and Power in Hawaii: Visions of Food Democracy by Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata (Voyager)
Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific: the Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II by Judith A. Bennett and Angela Wanhalla (Voyager)

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1,001 Accounting Practice Problems for Dummies by Kenneth Boyd (access)
2016/2017 ASVAB for Dummies with Online Practice by Rod Powers (access)
Accounting for Dummies by John A. Tracy (access)
Algebra I for Dummies by Mary Jane Sterling (access)
Basic English Grammar for Dummies by Geraldine Woods (access)
Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for Dummies by Mark Zegarelli (access)
Biology essentials for Dummies by Rene Fester Kratz (access)
Business Plans Kit for Dummies by Barbara Findlay Schenck (access)
Chemistry for Dummies by John T. Moore (access)
Eating Clean for Dummies by Consumer Dummies (access)
Film Studies for Dummies by James Cateridge (access)
Investing for Dummies by Eric Tyson (access)
Investing in Bonds for Dummies by Russell Wild (access)
Investing in Dividends for Dummies by Lawrence Carrel (access)
Investing Online for Dummies by Matt Krantz (access)
Juicing and Smoothies for Dummies by Pat Crocker (access)
Macroeconomics for Dummies by Consumer Dummies (access)
Medical Billing and Coding for Dummies by Karen Smiley (access)
Medical Terminology for Dummies by Beverly Henderson (access)
Microeconomics for Dummies by Lynne Pepall (access)
Mindful Leadership for Dummies by Juliet Adams (access)
Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson (access)
Personal Finance in Your 20s for Dummies by Eric Tyson (access)
Praxis Elementary Education for Dummies with Online Practice by Carla C. Kirkland (access)
Productivity for Dummies by Ciara Conlon (access)
Robert’s Rules for Dummies by C. Alan Jennings, PRP (access)
Statistical Analysis with Excel for Dummies by Joseph Schmuller (access)
Statistics for Dummies by Deborah J. Rumsey (access)
Stock Investing for Dummies by Paul Mladjenovic (access)
Student Finance for Dummies by Phil Davis (access)
Total Body Diet for Dummies by Victoria Shanta Retelny (access)

October 20, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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New Books

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks.   Titles from our General Collection can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). If an e-book from Overdrive is already checked out, you can place a hold on it so that it’s available to you when it’s returned.

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Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology by E.J.R. David (Voyager)
Dead Last: a Novel by James W. Hall (Voyager)
Embedded Racism: Japan’s Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination by Debito Arudou (Voyager)
End of Watch: a Novel by Stephen King (Voyager)
pid_23819Extreme Prey by John Sandford (Voyager)
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Voyager)
The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race by Anthony Christian Ocampo (Voyager)
Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: a Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas R. Bailey, Shnna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkings (Voyager)
Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall (Voyager)

Hawaiian/Pacific Collection
Bayonets in Paradise: Martial Law in Hawaii During World War II by Harry N. Scheiber and Jane L. Scheiber (Voyager)51mnj6slvkl
Maui: a History by Cummins E. Speakman Jr. and update by Jill Engledow (Voyager)
Murder Frames the Scene: a Hawaii Mystery by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl (Voyager)
Picture Bride Stories by Barbara F. Kawakami (Voyager)
The Story of Lanai by George C. Munro (Voyager)
Te Matau a Maui: Fish-hooks, Fishing, and Fisheries in New Zealand by Chris Paulin with Mark Fenwick (Voyager)

9780345534187_custom-16549d50e9c82f945b3f8de3d84f5aa55778c9d0-s400-c85Overdrive Collection (e-books)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (access)
Circling the Sun: a Novel by Paula McLain (access)
College Rules: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh (access)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (access)9781771642484
The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they Communicate by Peter Wohlleben (access)
The Hunting Ground: the Inside Story of Sexual Assaults on American College Campuses by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, and Constance Matthiessen (access)
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (access)
The Sympathizer: a Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen (access)

September 5, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Take Reading into Overdrive

Overdrive is the library’s newest ebook collection and quite possibly our most user-friendly and easily navigable digital platform for reading.  Unlike our other ebook platforms like ebrary, Gale Virtual Reference Library, or Safari Books, Overdrive specializes in general interest non-fiction, fiction, and bestsellers. Our small starter collection includes a variety of titles we think you’ll be interested in. More titles will be added throughout the year.   Other features include:

  • Read online or download to device
  • Kindle and EPUB eBook formats
  • 14 day loan period
  • Specialized collections

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Course Reserves Collection

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Community College Collection

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Let us know what you think.  Send your comments and requests for new titles to me at waydeo@hawaii.edu, or to Carina Chernisky at carinac@hawaii.edu

August 23, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Electronic Versions of Select Course Materials Available

The Library is making a concerted effort to purchase online access to course materials in line with campus efforts to make education more affordable for our students.  To view a list of available titles go to our website at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library and select the About Course Reserves button, or click here.

The availability of online versions of titles depends on the publishers so we are unable to purchase all published titles. Online access for commercial textbooks is excluded from this service.  The traditional textbook business model relies on individual student purchases of textbooks and libraries are generally unable to purchase e-book versions for campus-wide access.  For textbooks, use our existing Course Reserves service for print materials.  Click here for more info.

When an e-book version of your title is available, unlimited access can be purchased (if it’s an option) so all students can use the book concurrently.  When unlimited access is NOT available, multiple copies will be purchased, however, providing enough online copies for ALL students to use concurrently is NOT possible. When multiple copies are purchased, the situation will be akin to our print course reserves model in which a handful of copies is available on a first come, first serve basis, but with online access.

The purchased e-books on the Course Reserves list were taken from this semester’s bookstore list.  We will also purchase additional titles upon request so please contact me to do so. Email:  waydeo@hawaii.edu

 

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