Library News and Much More!

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!

July 8, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Library Resource Acquisition & Use 2016-17

(Accessible version)

A full-sized version of this infographic is at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23350593-library-resource-acquisition-use-at-leeward-cc-2017

We’ve added many new e-resources over the past year. The current objectives are to ensure that faculty awareness of these resources is high and to monitor and evaluate usage before our next renewal.

Total expenditures for library resources increased by 28% since 2016. Expenditures for e-resources are up 42%.

Print periodical subscriptions decreased as more titles were purchased in digital formats. Book volume counts hold steady for now but will begin a slow downward trend as more outdated volumes are removed than new volumes are acquired.

Online article downloads fell from the previous year but remain higher than 2011. The cause for this decline is unknown at this time. We’ll learn if this is a trend once we tally the counts for the past year. Circulation of physical items (books and equipment) continued a downward trend and are below the 2011 level. Despite the declining numbers Leeward still circulates more items than any other UHCC campus. In 2015, 46% of total circulation volume for Oahu UHCC campuses happened at Leeward.

A full-sized version of this infographic is at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23350593-library-resource-acquisition-use-at-leeward-cc-2017

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