Library News and Much More!

March 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

Congratulations and Farewell to Carina Chernisky

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Carina Chernisky, Library Public Services Specialist

We bid a fond farewell to Carina Chernisky as she moves on to a new role as public services librarian at the UHWO Library.

Carina has been an integral part of the circulation services team since 2013. Among Carina’s many accomplishments, her most recent was as a member of the web team which redesigned the Library’s website last year. Additionally, Carina has served as this blog’s administrator since it was launched in 2014 and has been responsible for many creative and informative library displays throughout the years. Check out her recent display on “Fake News” found at the Diamond Head and ʻewa stairway landings.

The entire Library ʻohana congratulates Carina and wishes her continued success with her current and future endeavors. Carina’s last day at Leeward will be on March 15th.

March 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

World Religions is Now Available

Just in time for the Holi festival celebrated by Hindus around the world, the World Religions database is available to all Leeward users. Click here to access.

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World Religions main page

The Infobase World Religions database was acquired by the Library after receiving positive feedback from religion faculty members during our recent database trial. World Religions can be accessed from the Library’s homepage.

Go to Select Research Databases button and scroll down the complete list of library databases to select World Religions

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Contact me or any librarian to learn more about our research databases and other electronic resources.

I Mua Nō Ka ʻUlu: Celebrate ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Month!

January 31, 2017 by Annemarie Paikai | 0 comments

The month of Pepeluali (February) is celebrated as ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi month.  Here at Leeward library, some of our newest resources include 31 children’s books written entirely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! This series is called I Mua Nō Ka ʻUlu and and all of the titles were written by the late Sam Noʻeau Warner.  Although these books were written for children, language learners at all levels will find immense value in both the content and the grammar within these materials.  You can access these and many other resources that perpetuate the Hawaiian language in our Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection.


All of these exciting titles can be found upstairs in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection at call numbers PL6445 .W36517 2009 – PL6445 .W36589 2009

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January 25, 2017
by Natalie Wahl

Identifying Campus Plants: A Horticulture, Kilo ‘Aina, & Library Collaboration

You may notice some interesting new signage around campus! Horticulture lab classes came to Leeward Library last week to identify plants, find information on their plant (and cite sources!), and create informational signage on their plant. This place based learning lab was created to connect culture and science and to inspire and inform a population of students, staff, faculty, and community members that pass these plants every day.

Keep an eye out for these student-made signs, and if you are interested in learning how to identify plants, please visit this LibGuide that is full of library resources (both print and electronic). Also, if you are interested in hosting a similar project in the library, please contact Natalie at!
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