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New OverDrive Course Reserve Titles – Spring 2019

January 11, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the Course Reserves LibGuide [New Window] and the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the book cover image to access the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

New Food Lover's Companion book cover The Road book cover Warm Bodies book cover
The History of the World in 6 Glasses The Nobility of Failure Planet of Slums


Spring 2019 Hours & Library Services

January 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Spring 2019 Library Hours

Happy New Year and welcome back, Leeward faculty & staff! The following are highlights of services we offer:

  • Spring 2019 Library Hours: January 7 – May 10
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Student ID Card Validation

Spring 2019 Validation Sticker
Current Leeward CC students can get their IDs validated at the circulation desk–located near the main entrance of the Learning Commons.

  • Course Reserves

We are updating our course reserves! If you are interested in adding your course materials to our library reserve shelf [New Window], fill out our course reserve request form [New Window]. Contact the circulation desk at or x210 if you need assistance.


To learn more about library services and resources, go to our website at [New Window]. Hope everyone has a great semester!

New OverDrive Reads – December 2018

December 31, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the book cover image to access the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Small Fry book cover



Book Description and Reviews

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel book cover



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Friday Black book cover



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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle book cover



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New Community College-Focused Journal Subscriptions

December 10, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

In response to requests, the library has obtained online subscriptions to two journals that focus on community colleges.  These are accessible to all Leeward CC faculty, staff and students.  Click on the links or cover images to access the journals.  Please note that if you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password first.

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College [New Window]

Access available from 2004 to present.


Description from the publisher:  Since 1993, the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College (JARCC) has served the institutional research and planning professionals in community colleges. JARCC is a semi-annual peer-reviewed journal that features articles relating to the integration of research and theory to practice in community colleges. The journal provides an intellectual space to communicate innovative practices in applied research that supports educational and administrative decision-making at the institutional, state, and national levels.
Community College Review

Community College Review [New Window]

Access available from 1999 to present.

Note: print copy also available from Volume 46, Number 4 (October 2018).

Description from the publisher:  Community College Review (CCR) has led the nation for 40 years in the publication of scholarly, peer-reviewed research and commentary on community colleges. CCR publishes articles on all aspects of community college administration, education, and policy, both within the American higher education system as well as within the higher education systems of other countries that have similar tertiary institutions.

To browse or search our entire list of online periodicals, please visit: [New Window].

New Furniture

November 29, 2018 by Wayde Oshiro | 0 comments

Thanks to Campus Innovation Funds, the library recently purchased new furniture to enhance the learning environment for our students.

Brody WorkLounges

Our plan was to install two individual privacy booths [New Window] which would offer students a completely private space for studying, making phone calls, or even conducting video interviews.  After a failed RFQ, I reached out to Sandy Maeda for assistance. You might recall that Sandy brought in vendors to display their furniture on campus a while back. One of the products displayed was the Steelcase Brody Worklounge [New Window]. With her expert help, we purchased and installed 5 semi-enclosed private workspaces on the 3rd floor. Each study pod provides ergonomic seating, adjustable work surfaces, integrated power, personal LED task lamp, and a footrest.

The Brody Worklounges are proving popular with our students. They give off a modern feel and are very comfortable. One student commented that the worklounge was like sitting in “first-class!”

Learning Commons New Shelving

The Learning Commons is a very busy place with over 1,100 people entering the space on a typical day. The open floor plan and mobile furniture offer a lot of flexibility for students wanting to meet in small groups. Generally, our library staff doesn’t monitor the noise level unless it becomes excessive, which has occurred during several periods in the past. A regular comment in the Library’s Annual User Surveys [New Window] is that the Learning Commons is too noisy.

Our new radius-style mobile shelving is meant to address several issues, including excessive noise. A common occurrence on the 3rd floor is to hear students talking loudly as they climb the stairs but immediately lower their voices upon seeing the book stacks. Students entering the Learning Commons will see bookshelves on the main floor for the first time. The presence of books serves as a visual cue that they’re now in a library and should behave accordingly.

Another issue concerns the library and its whereabouts. It’s not uncommon for first-year students and visitors to ask the staff at the Circulation Desk, “Where is the library?” The Library is a Learning Commons partner and library staff manage the Learning Commons area, yet it’s not apparent to the uninitiated that there is a library and they’re in it. The bookshelves create a visible link between the upstairs library and the Learning Commons. Moving two smaller collections (Best Sellers and ESL) gives these books increased visibility. According to our daily and annual survey comments, some students do not know we had any recreational books. Now, it’s right in front of them!

It’s not clear from the photo but the new shelves are modular and are on wheels. The present configuration creates a semi-enclosed space on the reverse side where we’ve placed a study table – a secluded space in a sea of activity. In the future, the shelving will be pulled apart and moved as our needs change. Don’t be surprised when library staff changes it up from time to time.

College Resources Collection

Lastly, we also created a College Resources collection which is displayed on the shelf next to the KIC scanning station (across from the new bookshelves). This non-circulating collection provides information/resources on financial aid, four-year colleges, and majors. We have always had these books but they were “hidden” in our Reference Collection. This is a new initiative to highlight little-known titles from our collections.

December 2018 Best Sellers

November 29, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Here’s what’s new in our Best Sellers collection:

After The Fire Am I There Yet? Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation The Lunar Chronicles: Arch Enemies Court of Shadows: A House of Furies Novel Empress of all Seasons The Female Persuasion The Mars Room: A Novel Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations Red Clocks: A Novel The Lunar Chronicles: Renegades There There: A Novel Together We Rise: The Women's March

Click on the book’s image to place a hold on it in our Voyager catalog! For instructions on placing a hold on a library item, click here [New Window].

If you are anticipating a new release or have a suggestion, please fill out our Best Sellers suggestion form [New Window]!

Other Reminders . . .

November 29, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Library Extended Hours

The last day of instruction is Thursday, December 6th, but we will continue to host library extended hours and offer study snacks until Thursday, December 13th! Please encourage your students to drop by the library Monday – Thursday, 4:00-8:30 p.m., to get study snacks! Snacks are funded by Student Government.

Partners in Development Toy Drive Instagram Post

Our toy drive for Partners in Development (PIDF)’s Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education Program [New Window] ends this Friday, December 7th. Please consider donating a new/unwrapped toy for children ages 5 and under.

Mahalo for your support!

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