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November 28, 2016
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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

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 9, 2015

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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April 14, 2015

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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November 18, 2014

Library is now Home to the Leeward CC Blue Door

Leeward CC's Blue Door--View from the ConcourseThe UHCCs recently celebrated 50 years of touching the lives and minds of those in our communities that hope to broaden their horizons. As such, each CC was gifted with a door painted with its school color. Leeward CC’s door is now housed in the Library’s Reference, Reading, and Research Room, where all who walk on the main concourse can see it!

The official announcement is here:

More pictures of the event can be viewed here:


October 5, 2014
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School Pride: Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa included in Ulukau

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa, the Leeward CC Native Hawaiian Writing and Art website, is featured as a resource in Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. The purpose of Ulukau, according to its website, is to “make these resources available for the use, teaching, and revitalization of the Hawaiian language and for a broader and deeper understanding of Hawaiʻi.” Pat Kamalani Hurley, Leeward CC professor and editor of Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa, is thrilled at the website’s inclusion as a “special feature/Noiʻi Nowelo” as it’s a fantastic way to not only promote writing and art about anything-Hawaii, but it also showcases the hard work of our students, faculty, and other contributors throughout community. According to Hurley, “most of the works [featured on the website] are by students, faculty, and community members who aren’t professional artists and writers. Our kuleana is to provide a creative space for our community to tell our stories in whatever form these stories — mele, photos, poetry — take.”

Congratulations to Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa, as they continue to accomplish great feats.


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