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Library Student Focus Group : STUDENTS Lead Our Library!

April 16, 2018 by An Hollowell | 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.

 

April 11, 2018
by Ralph Toyama
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ProQuest Ebook Central Unavailable April 21 / Our E-book Collections

Ebook Central will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Saturday, April 21st, starting at 4:00 pm HST for approximately five hours. Many of the e-books you find while searching the Hawaiʻi Voyager online library catalog or the OneSearch multi-database search tool come from Ebook Central, and therefore will not be available during this period.

Ebook Central gives us access to electronic versions of over 150,000 books, which you can view online. Most of them can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device for 21 days. You can also print or save a limited portion of each book. You may be familiar with ebrary, the previous version of this service; they were acquired by ProQuest several years ago.

We also have e-books and e-book excerpts from EBSCO, OverDrive, Safari Books Online, Capstone Interactive Library, Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and others. Our e-book collections are available to Leeward CC students, staff, and faculty.

Some e-books have limits on how many people can view them at the same time. Typically, these are e-books that we have added to our packaged collections to address specific needs. The pricing for such e-book titles often constrains us to more limited access terms.

For faculty, linking to e-books and articles in our online collections is an easy and legal way to distribute readings to your students. We have a guide on how to do this.

Ulukau: The Hawaiian Digital Library, is a freely-available collection of digitized dictionaries, books, newspapers, genealogical indexes, and curriculum resources in the Hawaiian and English languages.

Finals Countdown is NEXT WEEK!

April 11, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments


Spr18 FC Flyer

Finals Countdown is NEXT WEEK!

The Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center will host extended hours, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and offer study snacks! Please promote our event to your students.

Library Extended Hours
April 23 – May 11

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form [New Window] or contact Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu or x673).

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

Happy National Library Week!

April 9, 2018 by An Hollowell | 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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Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial through May 6

April 9, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

If you use videos to enhance learning, you won’t want to miss our latest database trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection.

Features:

  • More than 28,000 titles covering 26 core subject areas
  • Videos from 800+ international producers
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Access the trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial [New Window]
NOW through May 6, 2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions.  Once you’ve had the chance to evaluate this resource, please leave feedback [New Window].

If you have questions about the trial, please contact Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu).

Finals Countdown is in 2 weeks!

April 9, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments


Spr18 FC Flyer

Finals Countdown is in two weeks!

The Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center will host extended hours, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and offer study snacks!

Library Extended Hours
April 23 – May 11

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form [New Window] or contact Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu or x673).

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

NEXT WEEK is National Library Week!

April 3, 2018 by An Hollowell | 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!

BIG LIBRARY READ and Goats Have Arrived!

April 3, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Big Library Read 2018 Ad

Big Library Read is an international e-book reading program facilitated by OverDrive that connects millions of readers around the world.

When life gets your goat, use your library card.

Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. On April 2-16, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to borrow the e-book by visiting our OverDrive database. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date. Please note: Only the e-book format will be available through our OverDrive collection.

About the Book

Flat Broke with Two Goats 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. Flat Broke with Two Goats is a fearlessly written memoir that reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

A Letter From the Author


 

Join the Global Discussion Board

See what others are saying about Flat Broke with Two Goats in an online discussion at Discuss.BigLibraryRead.com. 

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