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Spring 2024 Finals Countdown

April 23, 2024 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Aloha Leeward CC faculty and staff!

We are about to enter our Finals Countdown period. Please encourage your students to prepare for finals at the Learning Commons. In addition to research and tutoring support, we have planned a few fun activities! 

Final Spring 2024 Success Connection Workshop

April 26, 12pm: Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety, by Virginia Yoshida, Windward CC

Full SC Workshop Schedule
SC workshops are hosted via Zoom to all UH campuses at 12 pm.
Email writers@hawaii.edu for assistance

FREE SNACKS & DE-Stressing Activities

Apr 29 – May 10, 8am-5pm:  FREE snacks, aromatherapy, games, freebies, & more at the library!

Finals Coundown: April 29 - May 10

Yoga with Natalie Kahn

Apr 30 & May 7, 4:15-5:15pm: Yoga with librarian, Natalie Kahn, at the Hale Lehua Dance Studio (DA 108) – located next to Kīpuka

All levels welcome! Please wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat, towel, and water.

Graduation Lei Workshop with Tutoring & the Library

May 8, 3-4:45pm: With graduation just around the corner, we will be offering a lei making workshop at the Learning Resource Center! Students will learn how to make ti-leaf and yarn lei. Supplies are limited–students should RSVP here: go.hawaii.edu/JXF

Finals Countdown - Lei Workshop Flyer

*Snacks and lei workshop supplies are funded by ASUH – Leeward CC. Validated Leeward CC ID required.

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page at go.hawaii.edu/yTR


April 8, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

The theme for National Library Week 2024, “Ready, Set, Library!,” promotes the idea that in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most.

Click on the image below to get to know the library staff! By clicking this image, you can enjoy a slideshow of each staff profile!

5 Tutoring Facts & Upcoming Success Connection Workshops

April 5, 2024 by tashawil | 0 comments

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Upcoming Success Connection workshops in April:

  • 4/10/24 – Memory Hacks, by Christian Gilbert, Leeward CC
  • 4/19/24 – Finishing Strong for Finals, by Tasha Willams Moses & Scott Sutherland, Leeward & Windward CC
  • 4/26/24 – Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety, by Virginia Yoshida, Windward CC

Full SC Workshop Schedule
SC workshops are hosted via Zoom to all UH campuses at 12 pm.
Email writers@hawaii.edu for assistance

Academic Video Online (AVON)

April 5, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Looking for ways to engage your students? Our streaming platform, AVON, offers ways to leverage videos for collaboration, reflection, and assessment of student knowledge.

There are a plethora of films and documentaries available on AVON that are from around the world. This streaming video collection provides access to more than 79,000 videos covering a wide range of diverse topics you can share with your students.

AVON can be found on the Leeward Library homepage. Select the Research menu tab and click Full A-Z Databases List.


AVON is available to any Leeward faculty, staff, or currently enrolled student. Creating an account on AVON allows you to clip and bookmark a part of a video to show in class or highlight a portion of a film.


Once you’ve logged into AVON, you’ll discover a vast array of videos spanning diverse subjects such as history, anthropology, Black studies, music and performing arts, science and engineering, and more. This variety is sure to pique your interest and enrich your teaching materials.

Use AVON in your classes to see what it can offer your students! If you need any assistance please contact our wonderful reference librarians.

We still have a Microfilm Collection. Why is that?

March 18, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments


Microfilm is among the most durable storage media for physical records and it can withstand many environmental impacts better and longer than paper. If stored properly, microfilm has a shelf life of about 500 years.

Did you know Leeward CC Library has a microfilm collection of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (January 1929 – September 2007)* and the Honolulu Advertiser (January 1929 – November 2005)**? Why do we have microfilm if everything is online? Well, in this case, not everything is online and microfilm is the readily accessible medium for accessing this information.

If you need to access our microfilm, please ask one of our reference librarians so they can show you how to locate articles by using the index. The library has a digital microfilm reader called the ScanPro 3000.  We have a handy booklet to learn how to operate the machine. If you need assistance, please see the Circulation Desk staff for help. We hope you will find our microfilm collection useful in researching the history of Hawai’i in the 20th Century!

* Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Gap in coverage from April 1970 – December 1987
** The Honolulu Advertiser – Gap in coverage April 1970 – April 1975 and January 1981 – June 1986


March 4, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Statista is a global data and business intelligence platform with an extensive collection of statistics, reports, and insights on over 80,000 topics from 22,500 sources in 170 industries.

Statista is a terrific source of information and statistics research, study, and personal interest.

To locate Statista, go to the Research menu tab on the library’s homepage then click the Full A-Z Databases List option to view a list of databases in alphabetical order. 

This database is wonderfully diverse. I love movies, so I searched for the highest-grossing movie of 2023. “Barbie” was at the top of the list making $1.4 billion in revenue! 

Did you know that the success of the movie drove sales up at Mattel, the company that manufactures Barbie?

Please check out this amazing resource available at the Leeward Library today. If you have any questions, please contact one of our very helpful Leeward librarians at lccref@hawaii.edu or at 808-455-0379! We are happy to help!

Meet Libby!

February 20, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

The Libby app allows faculty, staff and students to access online magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks from our OverDrive collection on their phones and tablets. 



You can browse thousands of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks on OverDrive! To locate OverDrive, go to the Research menu tab on the library’s homepage then click the Full A-Z Databases List option to view a list of databases in alphabetical order. 

To browse OverDrive, log in using your UH credentials. 

Download Libby for reading on the go!

Once you’ve found something to borrow, go to the app store on your phone or tablet and download the Libby app. After downloading Libby, add Leeward Community College as your library and log in with your UH credentials. 

If you have a public library card in Hawaiʻi, you can also add Hawaii State Public Library System to access their OverDrive collection!

Please contact us at lcccirc@hawaii.edu if you have any questions. Happy reading!

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