Library News and Much More!

October 29, 2017
by An

Oct 2017: New Arrivals in Best Sellers!

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We have something for everyone in our Best Sellers collection!  Click on the titles below to place holds on our Voyager catalog!  (If you have never placed a hold on library items, click here for instructions)

Not seeing anything that interests you?  If you have a favorite author or series you keep tabs on, please fill out our suggestion form and we will try to add them to our Best Sellers collection or OverDrive, a database filled with thousands of general fiction and non-fiction e-books, if they are not available in print format.

September 2, 2017
by An

Best Sellers Collection

Are you excited a new book is about to be released soon?  Let us know so we can add it in our Best Sellers collection!

The Best Sellers Collection is a rotating collection comprised of popular books covering a variety of genres that have been recently published. The library encourages everyone to submit suggestions on titles, series, authors, and genres to contribute to building our collection.  If you are interested in making suggestions, please contact An Hollowell (, and she will let you know on its availability and when it arrives.

October 26, 2015

New Books: Oct. 26, 2015

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart in the Reference, Research, and Reading Room, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks.   The titles can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). Please note that titles from our Bestsellers or Reference Collection cannot be “held”.

General Collection
Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai by Roberta Rue (Voyager)
Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea by Albert Park (Voyager)
Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos by Simon Creak (Voyager)
51qhSzAZ3FL._SX423_BO1,204,203,200_The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan by Asuka Sango (Voyager)
A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: a Mirror on the Son School of Buddhism translated and with an introduction by John Jorgensen (Voyager)
Hokusai’s Great Wave by Christine Guth (Voyager)
Holy Ghosts: the Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction by Rebecca Suter (Voyager)
Imagining Exile in Heian: Banishment in Law, Literature, and Cult by Jonathan Stockdale (Voyager)
The Lost Territories: Thailand’s History of National Humiliation by Shane Strate (Voyager)
The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960 by Bridie Andrews with David Schwarzkopf (Voyager)
Marathon Japan: Distancing Race and Civic Culture by Thomas Havens (Voyager)51I-2QvQSPL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
The Mongol Century: Visual Cultures of Yuan China 1271-1368 by Shane McCausland (Voyager)
Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power Between Burma and the West by Tamara Ho (Voyager)
Tea in China: a Religious and Cultural History by James Benn (Voyager)
To Explain the World: the Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg (Voyager)
The White Plum: a Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women’s Higher Education in Japan by Yoshiko Furuki (Voyager)
Women Pre-Scripted: Forging Modern Roles through Korean Print by Ji-Iun Lee (Voyager)

Bestsellers Collection
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson (Voyager)
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (Voyager)
51zlMF2ZtZL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb (Voyager)
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Voyager)
–The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (Voyager)
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (Voyager)
–The Murder House by David Ellis (Voyager)
The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Voyager)
The Sunken Cathedral by Kate Walbert (Voyager)
Visions by Kelley Armstrong (Voyager)

August 18, 2015
by Wayde Oshiro

What’s new for Fall 2015 @ the Library

Welcome back!

While you have been away this summer library faculty and staff have new seating 1been busy working on many projects both inside and outside of the Library.  Here’s what we’ve been up to.

In the Library we continually review and evaluate the print collections to ensure materials are relevant, updated, and accessible. One of the benefits of this effort is that we’ve been able to open up space and add new seating for students.  These seats and more will be filled come next week.  It’s a little change that took a lot of effort but the pay off has been well worth it.

As part of our ongoing process of continuous improvement of services and facilities we’ve relocated our service desks this summer.  The Circulation desk and its functions are now consolidated on the 2nd (main) floor while the Reference desk has moved to the 3rd floor to put the librarians closer to the resources they use.

Throughout it all we’ve been planning and developing some exciting new projects for Native Hawaiian students, working to extend our collaborations across the campus and throughout the UH system, and developing a community outreach program targeting keiki in the community.   To learn more about these projects, please read on.

Hawaiʻi-Pacific Resource Room:  In Fall 2015, the Library will debut the Hawaiʻi Pacific Resource Room, located in LC 203 (formerly the Reference, Research & Reading Room). Read more…

Keiki Reading Program:  To expand outreach to elementary schools in our community and build valuable relationships with various departments on campus, the Leeward CC Library will be debuting a Keiki Reading Program in November 2015.  Read more…

Open Educational Resources Initiative:  A May 2015 survey of OERnearly 1,000 Leeward students found that 55% have NOT purchased a textbook due to cost and 58% use textbooks costs in their decision to register for classes.   Read more…

Seed Share:  The Library is excited to unveil their new collection of FREE SEEDS for Leeward CC student, staff, faculty, and community patrons!  Read more…

Collaboration Mapping Project:  Leah Gazan and Natalie Kahn are exploring the use of data visualization software and platforms to highlight the Library’s existing cross-campus relationships and help identify new opportunities for collaboration.  Read more…

New E-resources:  A 52,000 title ebook collection and an interactive learning platform which guides students through the research process and helps them complete research paper assignments.  Read more…

New Library website in development:  Over the Spring and Summer, we AVS close uphave been working diligently to plan the information architecture of our future website, familiarize ourselves with the capabilities of the new platform, and to bring our vision to life.  Read more…

New Pay-for-Print System:  A new system for printing in the Library and Learning Commons will be installed by the start of the academic year.  Students will release print jobs by scanning their Leeward ID card which will be linked to individual print/copy accounts.  A self-service kiosk for adding value to accounts will be available.  


February 3, 2016

New Books: Feb. 3, 2016

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.   The titles can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). Please note that you can only place hold requests on items from our General Collection.

General Collection
Buzzed: the Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, and Wilkie Wilson (Voyager)
The Complete Tips: Ideas for Actors: 507 Ways to Improve Your Work Now by Jon Jory (Voyager)
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi (Voyager)
GMO Food: a Reference Handbook by David E. Newton (Voyager)
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networking and the Death of Privacy by Lori Andrews (Voyager)
Kidding Ourselves: the Hidden Power of Self-Deception by Joseph T. Hallinan (Voyager)
LGBT Youth Issues Today by David E. Newton (Voyager)
The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks (Voyager)
Military Robots and Drones: a Reference Handbook by Paul J. Springer (Voyager)
The Psychology Book: from Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychology by Wade E. Pickren (Voyager)
Riveted: the Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, And Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe by Jim Davies (Voyager)
Short Stories in Spanish by John R. King (Voyager)
Steroids and Doping in Sports: a Reference Handbook by David E. Newton (Voyager)
Vaccination Controversies: a Reference Handbook by David E. Newton (Voyager)

Hawai’i-Pacific Resource Room
Arts and Crafts of Hawaii by Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter H. Buck) (Voyager)
The Hawaiian Survival Handbook by Brother Noland (Voyager)
Ka Lei Ha’aheo: Beginning Hawaiian by Alberta Pualani Hopkins (Voyager)
Ka Na’i Aupuni: Kamehameha & His Feathered Gods, Tahitian Colonies, & Sorcery by the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Naea Chun (Voyager)
Ke Ao Nani: He Puke Hua’olelo 1000 by Alohalani Housman and Eve Furchgott (Voyager)
Ke Kumu Aupuni by Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau (Voyager)
Niue 1774-1974: 200 Years of Contact and Change by Margaret Pointer (Voyager)
Pacific Art Niu Sila: the Pacific Dimension of Contemporary New Zealand Arts by Sean Mallon & Pandora Fulimalo Periera (Voyager)

Hawaiian Pacific Collection
Articulating Rapa nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State by Riet Delsing (Voyager)

Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: from Acacia to Zinnia (A-F) by Christopher Cumo (Voyager)
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: from Acacia to Zinnia (G-P) by Christopher Cumo (Voyager)
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: from Acacia to Zinnia (Q-Z) by Christopher Cumo (Voyager)

May 5, 2015

New Books: May 5, 2015

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart in the Reference, Research, and Reading Room, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks.   The titles can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions). Please note that titles from our Bestsellers or Reference Collection cannot be “held”.

Bestseller Collection
5181na4nLjL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Food Babe Way by Vani Hari (Voyager)
The Liar by Nora Roberts (Voyager)
Memory Man by David Baldacci (Voyager)
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (Voyager)
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Voyager)
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (Voyager)

General Collection
The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story illustrations by Sergio Cariello (Voyager)
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (Voyager)413dmYirIfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
Death with Dignity: the Case for Legalizing Physician-Assisted Dying and Euthanasia by Robert Orfali (Voyager)
Everyone’s a Critic: Winning Customers in a Review-Driven World by Bill Tancer (Voyager)
How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis (Voyager)
Japanese the Manga Way: an Illustrated Guide to Grammar & Structure by Wayne P. Lammers (Voyager)
Legends of the Tour by Jan Cleijne (Voyager)
Marco Polo: the Journey that Changed the World by John Man (Voyager)
Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art by Alan Cowsill (Voyager)
Moocs by Jonathan Haber (Voyager)
No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet illustrated by Neil Babra (Voyager)
Playing to Win: Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play by Robert Alan Brookey and Thomas P. Oates (Voyager)
A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects by Henry Rosemont Jr. (Voyager)
Search: How the Data Explosion Makes us Smarter by Stefan Weitz (Voyager)
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Voyager)
Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization by Elena Conis (Voyager)
Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age by Thomas Leitch (Voyager)

Hawaiian/Pacific Collection
978-0-8248-5485-0-frontcoverThe Confessions of a Number One Son: The Great Chinese American Novel by Frank Chin (Voyager)
Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific by Jeffrey Carroll, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Georganne Nordstrom (Voyager)
Sea of Opportunity: the Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawaii by Manako Ogawa (Voyager)

Reference Collection51T-v0Y7tJL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_
The Bonsai Bible: the Definitive Guide to Choosing and Growing Bonsai by Peter Chan (Voyager)
The History of the Book in 100 Books: the Complete Story, from Egypt to e-book by Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad (Voyager)
The Social Atlas of Europe by Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, and Benjamin Hennig (Voyager)

February 13, 2017

New Books: Feb. 13, 2017

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

New Books: Jan 23, 2017

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

New eBooks: Jan 16, 2017

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

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 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  Enjoy!


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