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Sign up for Fall 2019 Finals Countdown!

November 4, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown at Leeward CC Library Flyer

Finals Countdown [New Window] begins Monday, December 2nd!

To help students prepare for finals, we extend our library hours, host faculty review sessions and workshops, and offer de-stressing activities and study snacks. Snacks are funded by Student Government.

If you (or your student club) would like to host review sessions or de-stressing activities in the library, please fill out our Finals Countdown Space Request Form [New Window]. For more information, please contact Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu).

2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 4, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Hānai iā Leeward Thanksgiving Food Drive

The library will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Hānai iā Leeward, our school pantry, November 4-22. We will have a donation bin at the Learning Commons’ main entrance. If you have any questions, please contact our circulation desk (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu).

For more information about Hānai iā Leeward, please visit their web page at http://studentlife.leeward.hawaii.edu/page/hanai-ia-leeward [New Window].

October 21, 2019
by Wayde Oshiro
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Goodbye Hawaiʻi Voyager Catalog

On December 18, 2019, the University of Hawaiʻi System Libraries will retire Hawaiʻi Voyager, our online catalog and library management system since 2000. Technology has advanced in the last 19 years and it is now time to bid farewell to our reliable but dated catalog and back-end system.

image of hawaii voyager online catalog basic search screen

Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog Basic Search

The Hawaiʻi Voyager online catalog will be replaced by a cloud-based discovery platform called Primo that will offer users single-point access to most of the library’s print and electronic resources. Primo will look familiar to you if you have used the search box on our library homepage. We have offered a version of Primo called OneSearch since 2016.

Library Homepage Search Box

Library homepage OneSearch search box

One Search search page

OneSearch search page

The new Primo will have a similar look and functionality to OneSearch, but there will be some differences in the terminology used and the placement of menu items and functions. While Leeward has the ability to customize the search interface, we are coordinating with the other UH Libraries to define a standard for a basic look and feel for Primo across the UH system.

With Primo, users will be able to search for physical and electronic books, journals, videos and more from a single search portal. Most users of the Voyager online catalog will not have to do anything to prepare for the migration. All patron information, loaned items, and fines/fees will migrate to the new system. An exception to this is if you use the My List function in Voyager. Personal lists of items will not migrate to Primo. Please export your lists by December 16.

image of a sample voyager list

Sample Voyager My List

 

The library will provide additional updates as we draw closer to the December 18th migration. Librarians and staff will offer workshops and develop guides and other resources to assist you with this transition. Please feel free to contact me with questions and feedback. Contact Wayde Oshiro, Head Librarian, email at waydeo@hawaii.edu.

New Ebooks for Fall 2019

October 21, 2019 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Did you know that Leeward CC students, faculty and staff have access to more than 200,000 ebooks through the library?  Check out some of our latest additions:

Information you can use in your work:

13 Ideas That are Transforming the Community College WorldThe 5 Languages of Appreciation in the WorkplaceReframing Academic Leadership

Hawaiian/Pacific titles:

Kaiaulu: Gathering TidesBreaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall IslandsThe Past Before Us : Moʻokūʻauhau As Methodology

Other interesting titles:

Hunger in the Land of Plenty: a Critical Look at Food InsecurityFive Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century JapanLove, Money & Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids

If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.

In addition to academic titles, our ebook offerings include fiction/leisure reading, easy readers for English language-learning, reference works, and more.  Click for more information.

October 7, 2019
by Eileen Sakamoto
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Oc-THRILL-ber Library Displays

Stephen King: King of Horror

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
 -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King is a prolific writer of many short stories and books such as The Shining, IT, Carrie, Misery, The Green Mile, and Shawshank Redemption. His stories have enthralled us with mystery, horror, imagination and magic! Many have been turned into films and television series, including the forthcoming The Stand.

Leeward Library’s OverDrive Collection [New Window] offers two new e-books, The Institute and The Stand, that you can read via your mobile device. 

Gothic Horror Fiction Reads

Gothic Horror Fiction: Classic and Contemporary Novels

Located near the Reference Desk on the Library’s upper level is a display of print and e-book titles, including QR (quick response) codes to access these titles through their Hawaiʻi Voyager records.

From Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto published in 1764 to Richard Matheson’s 1954 classic I am Legend to Emily Carroll’s 2014 graphic novel Through the Woods, readers have appreciated a little scare, shock, and suspense for centuries.

Come visit our Oc-THRILL-ber displays that will be up through the month of October.  

 

New Flipster Magazines

September 30, 2019 by Cheryl Urasaki | 1 Comment

Need a break from your hectic schedule?  Relax your body and rejuvenate your mind with a good (digital) magazine!

Did you know that Leeward CC students, faculty and staff have access to nearly 40 digital magazines via Flipster?  Enjoy your favorite titles from desktop or mobile, whether you’re on campus or on the go.  And the best part: no more back issues collecting dust in your house!

Check out our fresh batch of Flipster titles for fall.  If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.

Real Simple cover imageArt Newspaper cover imageSimply Gluten Free cover imageNew York Review of Books cover imageSimply Vegan cover imageFlipster logo

Other popular titles include Consumer Reports, The New Yorker, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.  Visit Flipster to view all titles available.

August 26, 2019
by Wayde Oshiro
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Welcome to Fall 2019 from the Library!

The Library was very busy over the summer working on several projects with the aim of improving our physical collections, electronic resources, spaces, and services for our students, faculty, and staff. The most notable changes this semester are:

  • Hawaiian-Pacific Collections, 2nd & 3rd-floors – The collections are now split between a reference (library-use only) collection and a circulating collection. The H-P Reference collection is housed in the Library’s Kapunawai Room, Learning Commons, 2nd-floor, main level, while the H-P (circulating) collection is upstairs. This change was prompted by confusion about the locations of books available for loan and those that are for library use only.
  • Juvenile Collection, 2nd-floor – The Juvenile collection was moved to the 2nd-floor, main level, adjacent to the Best Sellers and ESL collections.
  • Reference Collection, 3rd-floor – The Reference collection was downsized. Outdated titles were removed while some titles were relocated to the General collection.
  • Current Periodicals Collection, 3rd-floor & online – New titles were added to the Flipster online magazine collection and some print and electronic titles were canceled due to low usage.
    • Canceled (print)
      • Cooks’ Illustrated
      • Fine Cooking
      • Journal of College Science Teaching
      • Make: Technology on Your Time (suspended by publisher)
      • National Wildlife
      • Sky & Telescope
      • Teaching English in the Two Year College
      • Utne Reader
    • Canceled (Flipster)
      • Astronomy
      • Mac Life
      • Vanity Fair
      • W Magazine
      • Writer’s Digest
    • New titles (Flipster)
      • The Art Newspaper
      • New York Review of Books (available 10/1/19)
      • Real Simple (available 10/1/19)
      • Simply Gluten Free (available 10/1/19)
      • Simply Vegan (available 10/1/19)
  • Microfilm Collection, 3rd-floor – The Microfilm collection (yes, we still have one) was downsized to focus on local publications such as the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. See our Periodicals List  for titles and date coverage. Gaps in coverage are due to a persistent problem with “vinegar syndrome” which affects acetate-based film. If you want to find local newspaper articles before the mid-’90s or early ’00s, microfilm is still the way to go since the newspapers haven’t been digitized. We also have a new digital microfilm scanner to assist you in your historical research.
  • Online Databases – We monitor usage stats for our electronic resources and use this information in our renewal decisions. Due to low usage, the following databases were discontinued.
  • New Space for Students, 3rd-floor – Yes, we made more space for students upstairs! How did we do this? The collection changes that I described above along with the continued growth of our e-book and e-journal collections and online research databases results in fewer print books being purchased each year. As time progresses, some existing print titles become outdated and are weeded during our annual reviews. This summer, with the assistance of O&M, we removed a range of shelving near the Reference Desk, 3rd-floor. We’ve rearranged the furniture just a bit for now, but we are exploring ways to make the best use of the additional space we’ve created.  Let us know if you have any ideas!
  • New Online Appointment Scheduler  – We are piloting a new online booking system to make an appointment with a librarian. You or your students can book appointments with a librarian from our calendar at https://lcchawaii.libcal.com/  The link can also be found by going to www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/library/ and clicking Ask A Librarian. Online booking availability is limited during this testing phase. You can also book an appointment with a librarian the traditional way in-person, by phone, or by email. The innovation with our new online appointment scheduler is to offer students a way to book appointments in advance with a librarian.

I welcome your comments and questions on any of the changes I’ve outlined above. More changes are coming to the Library in the near future, but I’ll save that for another post. Until then, have a wonderful Fall semester. The Library is ready to serve Leeward’s students, faculty, and staff in 2019-20!

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