Library News and Much More!

September 2, 2017
by An Hollowell
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Best Sellers Collection

Are you excited a new book is about to be released soon?  Let us know so we can add it in our Best Sellers collection!

The Best Sellers Collection is a rotating collection comprised of popular books covering a variety of genres that have been recently published. The library encourages everyone to submit suggestions on titles, series, authors, and genres to contribute to building our collection.  If you are interested in making suggestions, please contact An Hollowell (ahollowe@hawaii.edu), and she will let you know on its availability and when it arrives.

August 21, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Welcome Back! Library Services for 2017-18

Welcome back, Leeward faculty and staff! The Library is ready and eager to support you this coming year. To learn more about Library services and resources, go to our website at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library, or contact us using our Library Staff Directory.

The following list highlights just a few of the services and resources we offer:

New Extended Hours

In response to student feedback, the Library is extending its daily closing by one hour. Mondays-Thursdays, the Library will remain open until 8 pm. Friday hours are extended until 4:30 pm. The new Fall 2017 hours begin on August 21st.

  • Monday – Thursday   7:30 am-8:00 pm
  • Friday   7:30 am-4:30 pm

Course Reserves

The Library accepts copies of textbooks furnished by faculty for its Course Reserves collection. Titles “on reserve” are available for short-term student use at the Library’s Circulation Desk. Library-owned titles can be placed in Course Reserves upon faculty request as well.

For more information about Course Reserves and the process to place items, please see our Course Reserves guide at http://guides.leeward.hawaii.edu/course-reserves/faculty.

Course Reserves contacts are Kalekona Kingsbury (kalekona@hawaii.edu) and An Hollowell (ahollowe@hawaii.edu)

Library Instruction

Last year, the Library collaborated with faculty to provide 319 library instruction sessions to students. These sessions introduced students to various aspects of library services, resources, information literacy concepts, and research techniques. Librarians can work with you to tailor a presentation to the needs of your students. Presentations can be conducted in the library, in your classroom, or in a computer lab.

Please contact the librarian serving your subject area to arrange for a library presentation. Language Arts liaisons are Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu) and Junie Hayashi (junie@hawaii.edu). Our Halau and Waianae Moku liaison is Annemarie Paikai (aapaikai@hawaii.edu).

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Leeward is the leader in the UH System in faculty adoption of OER and zero-cost textbooks and other teaching materials. Last semester, Leeward faculty taught 279 “Textbook Cost: $0” sections with 5,121 students enrolled, representing 23% of total CRNs. Leeward’s OER initiative is jointly led by the Educational Media Center (EMC) and the Library. The Library helps faculty identify open textbooks and other materials that can replace costly commercial versions.

To learn more about OER, go to the Go Open, Go Free OER @ Leeward website at https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/oer/home. Here you’ll learn why we’re committed to OER, how we’re doing it, and the availability of faculty resources and support.

To start reviewing OER in your subject area, go to the Library’s OER resource guide at http://guides.leeward.hawaii.edu/oer

Library OER contacts are Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu) and Junie Hayashi (junie@hawaii.edu)

Resource Acquisitions

The Library acquires resources that support the curriculum. The majority of our spending is on online resources such as journal databases, ebook collections, and streaming video collections which provide the widest possible access for faculty and students at both Leeward campuses and for those enrolled in online courses. Print books are still purchased and new titles can be requested using our online book request form at https://goo.gl/p19EVn

Before submitting your order, please search the Hawaii Voyager Catalog to find out whether we already own the title. Go to https://leewardcc.lib.hawaii.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=leeward

Contact Jue Wang (juewang@hawaii.edu) with your questions about our collections and acquisitions policy.

Website

The Library’s website is your main portal to information about our services and provides direct access to online resources. Go to www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library

Note: The Library’s subscription resources are available both on- and off-campus. Off-campus users must log in using the UH Web Login authentication system.

Consult our Database Access Help page at http://guides.leeward.hawaii.edu/databasedifficulties, or contact Ralph Toyama (rtoyama@hawaii.edu) for troubleshooting requests.

If you didn’t see something you need or expected to see contact me at waydeo@hawaii.edu.  Have a great start to your semester!

DIY High-Speed Digitization is Here!

May 23, 2017 by Wayde Oshiro | 0 comments

Photo of Click Mini book scanning station

The KIC Click Mini station is located next to Kapunawai

We’re excited to introduce our new KIC Click Mini digital scanning system to Leeward. Use the Click Mini to digitize documents for collaboration, research, preservation, and more.  System features include:

  • Scan up to 40 ppm
  • Maximum resolution of 300 dpi
  • Image preview
  • Split, clip, crop, brightness and contrast editing using the touchscreen
  • Dual cameras eliminates or reduces curves from book pages
  • Create PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, audio MP3, and searchable PDF files
  • Upload to USB flash, email, cloud storage (Google Drive, DropBox, etc.), tablet/smartphone using Smart Dock
  • Automatic Document Feed (ADF) scanner for loose leaf documents
  • Simple on-screen prompts to guide users

Help us test this new system over the summer by using it for all your digitization needs. We expect that once word gets out the Click Mini will be in high demand. Now might be your best chance to avoid long wait times in the Fall.

 

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