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BIG LIBRARY READ Continues Through Monday, April 16th

April 9, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Looking for a memorable read for National Library Week? BLR 2018 Book Cover

Join readers around the world by checking out Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window], this season’s Big Library Read [New Window].

During the Big Library Read, OverDrive has provided unlimited access to borrow this e-book through April 16th. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date.

Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window] is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Jennifer McGaha’s fearlessly written memoir reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

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Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial through May 6

April 9, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

If you use videos to enhance learning, you won’t want to miss our latest database trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection.

Features:

  • More than 28,000 titles covering 26 core subject areas
  • Videos from 800+ international producers
  • Unlimited access
  • Includes public performance rights

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Access the trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial [New Window]
NOW through May 6, 2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions.  Once you’ve had the chance to evaluate this resource, please leave feedback [New Window].

If you have questions about the trial, please contact Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu).

BIG LIBRARY READ and Goats Have Arrived!

April 3, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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Big Library Read is an international e-book reading program facilitated by OverDrive that connects millions of readers around the world.

When life gets your goat, use your library card.

Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. On April 2-16, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to borrow the e-book by visiting our OverDrive database. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date. Please note: Only the e-book format will be available through our OverDrive collection.

About the Book

Flat Broke with Two Goats is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Flat Broke with Two Goats is a fearlessly written memoir that reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

A Letter From the Author


 

Join the Global Discussion Board

See what others are saying about Flat Broke with Two Goats in an online discussion at Discuss.BigLibraryRead.com. 

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New OverDrive e-Books This Spring

April 2, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New electronic book titles added to the OverDrive database.

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive.

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The next BIG LIBRARY READ is almost here!

March 19, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Coming soon…

Take part in a global reading adventure!

Big Library Read is the global e-book club facilitated by OverDrive where you can read the same e-book with other readers from around the world.

Watch for more information in April.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our OverDrive database collection of e-books.

October 3, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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NEW TRIAL for PrepSTEP: A College Skills Learning Platform

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PrepSTEP is an online learning platform designed to help students build the skills they need to succeed in college.  Core modules contain self-guided online tutorials, e-books, quizzes, and videos covering,

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Core English Skills Review
  • Core Math and Science Skills Review
  • Placement Test Preparation
  • Career and Workplace Preparation
  • College Success Skills
  • And more…

The Library has initiated a 30 day trial for you to explore this platform.  The trial expires on October 26th.

A username and password is required to access the trial account. You are free to test drive all the features in PrepSTEP but be aware that everything is shared and nothing will be saved once the trial ends.

To begin, click this link: www.prepstep.com/2-year

  • User Name:    leewardtrial@learnx.com
  • Password:     password

IMPORTANT:  The trial account is shared.  DO NOT edit the user name or password at any time as this will make PrepSTEP inaccessible to the rest of the campus.

After you’ve had a chance to explore PrepSTEP, please take a few minutes to complete our feedback form. Your feedback will be considered in the Library’s resource acquisition decision-making process.  Submit your feedback here.PrepStep flyerPrepStep flyer

April 18, 2016
by Soledad Lencinas
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e-books @ ebrary

ebrary hmpg screenshotOur library provides access to several electronic book collections to meet the needs of LCC faculty and students. One of our electronic book collections is ebrary from which you may browse books in many disciplines including:

Anthropology – Business & Economics – Computers & IT – Education – Engineering & Technology – Fine Arts – History – Language & Literature – Law – Life Sciences – Medicine – Physical Sciences – Psychology – Religion – Social Sciences

To search the ebrary e-book collection click here.
Or, from our library homepage, click on “Research Tools” and then click on the ‘ebrary’ link under “E-book Search Tools.”
If you would like to access ebrary from our new website, you may do so by clicking on the ‘ebrary’ link under “Other options for searching books and media” (below the “Books” search box).

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