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Library Student Focus Group : STUDENTS Lead Our Library!

April 16, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

As part of our National Library Week 2018 celebration, the library staff hosted “STUDENTS Lead Our Library” Thursday, April 12th, 12:00 p.m. The purpose of this event was to gather live feedback from students on how to improve library services. Genesee Greco, library student worker, and An Hollowell, public services specialist, had a discussion with 8 student patrons who use the library regularly.

 

Overall, the students agreed that the library staff are easily approachable, put in their best effort to help, and are festive with the library displays. Library hours, computers, furniture, and study spaces were mentioned frequently during the discussion.

Library Hours

  • The students said they understood that we are a small campus/community college, not a 4-year university, and it was not necessary for us to have longer hours.
  • They were happy when we started extending hours until 8:00 p.m., Fall 2017. They said the 7:00 p.m. closings last year were too early.
  • We currently close at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. A few students suggested we extend our Friday hours until 6:00 p.m. to allow them to use and return our laptops during Friday evening classes.

Computers 

  • There are not enough PC/Windows computers.
  • One student asked if we could add more Mac computers.
  • The students feel sorry for the seniors who have to stand at our public access stations and suggested that the whole section/wall be designated for public access.
  • All the students agreed we need another computer lab on campus.
  • One student suggested opening up the MathLab as a campus computer lab.

Furniture & Study Spaces

  • The students like the layout of the Learning Commons. The office-style desk space provides them room to spread out.
  • The computer carrels in the 3rd floor library area are too small and do not provide enough work space. They suggested we replace them with desks similar to the office-style computer stations in the Learning Commons.
  • There are not enough tables and work space.
  • We need more bean bag chairs throughout the library!

Participants were offered pizza at the end of the session.

If you would like to provide feedback on our library services, please fill out our library survey. Our survey ends Sunday, April 22nd.

 

Finals Countdown is NEXT WEEK!

April 11, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments


Spr18 FC Flyer

Finals Countdown is NEXT WEEK!

The Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center will host extended hours, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and offer study snacks! Please promote our event to your students.

Library Extended Hours
April 23 – May 11

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form [New Window] or contact Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu or x673).

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

Finals Countdown is in 2 weeks!

April 9, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments


Spr18 FC Flyer

Finals Countdown is in two weeks!

The Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center will host extended hours, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and offer study snacks!

Library Extended Hours
April 23 – May 11

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form [New Window] or contact Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu or x673).

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

Finals Countdown is in 3 weeks!

April 3, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Spr18 FC Flyer

What is Finals Countdown? At the end of each semester, the Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center host extended hours, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and offer study snacks!

Library Extended Hours
April 23 – May 11

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form or contact Natalie Wahl (nwahl@hawaii.edu or x673).

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page.

February 20, 2018
by Kale Kingsbury
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Library Books Available at Waianae Moku? Believe It!

Aloha!

In order to ensure that library materials are accessible to students, faculty, and staff at both Leeward Community College campuses, the Library is pleased to announce that books can now be requested for pick-up at Waianae Moku Center!

Requesting an item for delivery to Waianae Moku

On the online Library Catalog (Voyager or OneSearch), once you’ve found the book you are interested in, you can click on “Hold” (OneSearch) or “Get this Item” (Voyager).  After filling out the other necessary fields, on the field that reads “Pick up location” / “Pick up at:” you can select Leeward CC Waianae Moku Center as your site.

Hold Request Hold Request - Pickup Location

Picking up your item

Please allow 1 – 2 business days for your requested item to be transferred from Leeward CC’s Pearl City campus to Waianae Moku.  You can check with the Hawai’i-Pacific Resources Librarian, or at the front desk, to see if your item has arrived.  Items can be returned to those same locations, and they will be routed back to the Library.

The same item loan periods / availability for the Pearl City campus Library apply to items sent to Waianae Moku for pick-up (with due dates being extended slightly to account for travel time between locations).  If you would like to renew your item(s) to extend the loan period, please call the Library’s Circulation Desk at (808) 455-0210.

January 21, 2018
by An Hollowell
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January Best Sellers

A few Best Sellers added to our collection this week:

What Happened / Hillary Rodham Clinton The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google / Scott Galloway Mrs. Osmond: A Novel / John Banville  Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years / David C. Litt Origin: A Novel / Dan Brown The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series / David Lagercrantz  Artemis: A Novel / Andy Weir

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)

If you would like to suggest a book, series, or author for our collection, please fill out our Best Sellers Suggestion Form.

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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