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November 28, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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Annemarie Paikai, Hawaiian Pacific Resource Librarian

4vr6bndvh34uhspbpvllgtg3wccgkmvg-ptafxh6pkeq1zr2rcnjj9tdutbwmcee26cjg9y7hpdtfbcw1280-h658The Library is happy to welcome Annemarie Paikai to our team as our new Hawaiian Pacific Resource Librarian. We are excited to work with Annemarie and hope that you will help us to welcome her to the Leeward CC campus.

Annemarie Aweau Paikai has a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and a Master’s in Library & Information Science (MLISc) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Annemarie has worked in a variety of archival and library repositories including the National Park Service, the Hula Preservation Society, the Hawaiian Historical Society, and the Hawaiʻi State Library’s Hawaiʻi and Pacific collection. She is currently serving as a board member for Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa, a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of Hawaiian knowledge systems, services, and research in the library and information science profession.

Annemarie, what do you hope to accomplish in your position here at Leeward CC?

I am thrilled to be joining the Leeward CC ʻohana! What excites me about this campus is the clear commitment to perpetuate a thriving academic and collaborative community. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to connect with the students, faculty, and staff here at Leeward. In an effort to contribute to the advancement of the educational goals of our Native Hawaiian students, I as the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Resource Librarian, hope to provide support and instruction in such a capacity that helps students have access to the services and resources that they need to succeed.   

Annemarie can be reached at 455-0390 or at I Mua!

April 19, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

Jayne Bopp Featured in Monday’s issue of the Star-Advertiser!

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Leeward CC’s own Jayne Bopp was featured in an article by Lee Cataluna for the Star-Advertiser’s “Possessed” series.

“Possessed is an occasional series featuring Hawaii residents and their unique or fascinating collections.”

Cataluna noticed Bopp’s unique collection when she walked into the Library and saw a March display for  Women’s History Month.  Very cool!

The article can be accessed online if you have a subscription.

April 5, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

Celebrate National Library Week with us NEXT WEEK!

We have a bunch of fun activities in store for you!
1. Book page art: every day from 8am-12pm in Kapunawai
2. Library Learning Series: new session every day from 12:30-1:30 in Kapunawai
3. Feature Films: new movie every day from 3-5 in the Group Study rooms (free snacks!)Detailed information can be found here:
Win prizes!

Tag us with your own version of bookface art…and you could be one of two people who wins an awesome gift card!

Instagram: /leewardlibrary
Facebook: /leewardcclibrary

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January 26, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

Veterans’ Resource Center — Spring Lecture Series

Do your part to understand your Veteran students by attending one of the VRC lectures, which will be held the first Thursday of each month from 3-4:30pm in Kapunawai, the Library’s Hawai’i-Pacific Resource Room. vrc-lectureseries

For more information please call Nadine Shigezawa, Ph.D. at 594-8039 in the Veterans Resource Center BS-103

January 5, 2016
by Carina Chernisky

Library Work Day in the Hālau Garden

On December 28, 2015 the Library volunteered for its first work day in the Hālau Garden. A big mahalo to Keahiahi Long and Frani Okamoto for organizing this worthwhile day. We learned so much and got quite the workout!

This event is just one way that the Library is continuing to strengthen our relationships with other departments/people on campus. This day was incredibly rewarding and really emphasized the “giving” aspect of the holiday season.


November 9, 2015
by Carina Chernisky

Thank You for Another Successful Discovery Fair!

IMG_0348 What a day! The Library hosted its annual $1 used book sale and Scholastic Book Fair during this year’s Discovery Fair on Saturday, November 7th. We also held our first crafting session in Kapunawai, which was a huge hit with children and parents! Keiki were able to make book page snowflakes, book page pinwheel ornaments, and leaf print art. Thank you to everyone who donated books and supported us by dropping by on the day of the event!


October 26, 2015
by Carina Chernisky

Unacceptable Behavior in the Learning Commons

For the past month, certain individuals have been wreaking havoc in the Learning Commons and behaving in ways unexpected of college-level students. Examples of this unacceptable behavior:

  • Acting extremely raucous – to the point that other students complain or leave the facility
  • Playing guitars and ukuleles
  • Throwing items across the room
  • Knocking furniture over
  • Standing on top of furniture
  • Blasting music
  • Despite numerous warnings, consistently eating food items that are prohibited in the facility (Library’s Food & Drink Policy)

Library staff have been struggling to correct these individuals’ behavior and to re-establish the Learning Commons as a resource for ALL, not just for a small minority that are dominating the space and making it unwelcoming to others. Please consider discussing the problem with your students and going over the rules below. We thank you for your assistance.

For more information, please read our Acceptable Behavior Policy.


April 14, 2015
by Carina Chernisky

National Library Week


This week!
1. If you currently have any overdue books in your possession, we will forgive $1 of your fine for each canned good you bring in. Canned goods will be donated to the Hawaii Food Bank Drive.
2. Vote! We have a selection of 21 Bestseller books. Vote on your favorite. We will add the top 5 to our collection! The selections can be found near the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.

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April 9, 2015
by Carina Chernisky

Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Achievement Awards — Encourage your students to submit!

Spread the word that students can submit original Hawaiian-themed writing and arts through May 1, 2015. Winners of the Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo — which means the Well-Filled Mind — achievement award will receive a prize and will be published on the award-winning Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts website.

Submission requirements and details:

  • You must currently enrolled in at least 1 course at Leeward Community College this Spring 2015 semester
  • Open to all students, regardless of ethnic or cultural ancestry
  • Your subject MUST be ke ano Hawaiʻi — a Hawaiian focus. Your writing or artwork MUST be related somehow to Native Hawaiian life: culture, customs, history, issues, literature  land, nature, arts, religion, etc.
  • You may enter more than one piece and in more than one category (Hawaiian writing, English writing, art)
  • All submissions are due by 11:59 pm on May 1, 2015
  • All entries must be submitted online through our Submit Your Work link or emailed to
  • Works will judged on their merits. None of our judges will know who submitted which piece.

Please encourage your students to participate in this wonderful opportunity!

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