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Cool Mobile Power Units in the Library!

January 19, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Flex Mobile Power Units On Cart

“Power Up” in the library with our Flex Mobile Power Units!

What is a Flex Mobile Power Unit?

  • It can power your laptop, and electronic devices.
  • It has 3 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port.

Devices must be used in the Learning Commons and Library. Return to charging cart after use. Remember to bring your own USB charging cable to use these mobile power devices.

Find the Flex Mobile Power Units on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Learning Commons and Library. See me or other library staff at the circulation desk to learn more.

Mahalo!

Eileen Sakamoto

Spring 2024 Library Hours & Services

January 2, 2024 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Spring 2024 Library Hours Flyer

Aloha Leeward faculty & staff! Our Spring 2024 hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. 

 

Laptops

 

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  Image by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay

 

Semester loan laptops are now available for Leeward CC students! Since we have a limited supply, these laptops are first come, first serve. 

4-hour loan laptops are also available for on-campus use. Students can check out these laptops at our self-service kiosk. To check out a laptop, students will need a smart device to scan the QR code displayed on the kiosk. 

We have other mobile devices available such as iPads, headphones, and computer mice. Browse our equipment inventory at go.hawaii.edu/PJP


Other Library Services . . . 

 

Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance. We’re ready to support you!

Register for Our Panel Discussion: U.S Imperialism and Settler Colonialism

October 30, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Lowering of the Hawaiian Flag, Annexation Ceremony, August 12, 1898
Hawaii State Archives: https://digitalarchives.hawaii.gov/item/ark:70111/0fsV

Difficult Knowledge: U.S. Imperialism and Settler Colonialism in Hawaiʻi

Panelists
Eiko Kosasa
Annemarie Paikai
Wayde Oshiro

Moderator
Junie Hayashi

 

“As the saying goes, “ignorance is bliss,” and indeed, the ignorance of the colonization and continued occupation of Hawaiʻi has been a privilege to settlers in Hawaiʻi.”
 – S. Matsuda and K. Komeiji
https://www.uproot.space/komeiiji-matsuda

In Leeward’s new mission, the college affirms its “special commitment to Native Hawaiians.” One of the pillars of the new strategic plan is Native Hawaiian Place of Learning. The stated vision of this pillar is to “[c]reate a visible and celebrated connection to the ʻāina (land) for the betterment of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people and all campus community members.”

  • Why does Leeward have a special commitment to Native Hawaiians?
  • What is the role of non-indigenous people (settlers) in supporting indigenization and Native Hawaiians?

The panelists (Eiko Kosasa, Annemarie Paikai, and Wayde Oshiro) will discuss difficult knowledge, i.e., U.S. imperialism and settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi, and connect these forms of conquest and domination to present-day Leeward Community College. The panelists will describe their experiences participating in an ad hoc learning community last summer. They will share their plan to create a learning community that will bring together faculty and staff in a safe and supportive environment where they can educate themselves on the legacy of settler colonialism and identify ways to support indigenization efforts at Leeward.

To prepare for this discussion, please read “Difficult Knowledge: U.S. Imperialism and Settler Colonialism in Hawai‘i” by Eiko Kosasa.

Register for our Zoom session at: go.hawaii.edu/yYy
Monday, November 6th
12:00 – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion: U.S Imperialism and Settler Colonialism

October 16, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Lowering of the Hawaiian Flag, Annexation Ceremony, August 12, 1898
Hawaii State Archives: https://digitalarchives.hawaii.gov/item/ark:70111/0fsV

Difficult Knowledge: U.S. Imperialism and Settler Colonialism in Hawaiʻi

“As the saying goes, “ignorance is bliss,” and indeed, the ignorance of the colonization and continued occupation of Hawaiʻi has been a privilege to settlers in Hawaiʻi.”
 – S. Matsuda and K. Komeiji
https://www.uproot.space/komeiiji-matsuda

In Leeward’s new mission, the college affirms its “special commitment to Native Hawaiians.” One of the pillars of the new strategic plan is Native Hawaiian Place of Learning. The stated vision of this pillar is to “[c]reate a visible and celebrated connection to the ʻāina (land) for the betterment of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people and all campus community members.”

  • Why does Leeward have a special commitment to Native Hawaiians?
  • What is the role of non-indigenous people (settlers) in supporting indigenization and Native Hawaiians?

The panelists (Eiko Kosasa, Annemarie Paikai, and Wayde Oshiro) will discuss difficult knowledge, i.e., U.S. imperialism and settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi, and connect these forms of conquest and domination to present-day Leeward Community College. The panelists will describe their experiences participating in an ad hoc learning community last summer. They will share their plan to create a learning community that will bring together faculty and staff in a safe and supportive environment where they can educate themselves on the legacy of settler colonialism and identify ways to support indigenization efforts at Leeward.


Join session via Zoom
Monday, November 6th
12:00 – 1:00pm

Banned Books Week: Oct 1-7

October 2, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Banned Books Week 2023 display at Leeward CC Library

October 1-7 is Banned Books Week. Join us in fighting book bans & censorship! 

 

Banning Books is Bananas!

Banned Books Week 2023: October 1-7. "Banning books is bananas! We read banned books at Leeward Community College Library!"

While supplies last! If you . . .

  • Check out a book in our library
  • Visit our Banned Books Week display and place stickers next to the banned books you’ve read
  • Have a discussion with any of us at the circulation desk about banned books

. . . we will give you a “Banning Books is Bananas!” sticker!

Art by Susan Sammis, student library aide.  

 

Banned Book Reading/Discussion

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Leeward CC Student Life sent out a poll to students asking them to select one of these banned or challenged books for a campus-wide reading and discussion:

Currently registered Leeward CC students who provide their contact information will enter a drawing for a free Foodland gift card provided by ASUH.

Deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2023

 

Banned Books Podcast

Leeward CC Student Life asks instruction librarian, Natalie Kahn, about the history of Banned Books Week. Learn about books that have been banned or challenged in the educational system, particularly LGBTQ+ books. 

Play Podcast: Gain Knowledge, and Build Relationships Episode 31: Banned Books Week with Leeward Instruction Librarian Natalie Kahn

 

Visit Leeward CC Library’s Banned Books Week page at go.hawaii.edu/yKp

 

Learning Commons Services on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

July 27, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Academic Services Retreat/Learning Commons Staff Development
Services will not be available Wednesday, August 2, 2023. Learning Commons staff will be engaged in staff development activities.

Sama Sama will be available, so come on in for your boba fix!

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Image by tiszaferahma via Pixabay

Summer 2023 Hours: May 15 – Aug 11

May 8, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Interim Week: May 15-19
Learning Commons & Library CLOSED

The Learning Commons & Library will be closed during Interim Week.

  • Staff will be available by phone & email, 8am – 4pm
  • Students will be able to return their semester loan items at the door

Thursday, May 18th: Staff will be attending the Academic Services retreat and will not be available. 

Summer 2023: May 22 – August 11
Learning Commons & Library Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
Hours subject to change

If you have any questions, please contact us at x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu. Mahalo!

 


 

LC Updates: April 3-7

April 4, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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Tutoring Services

Free Writing Tutoring and More at the Writing Center!
The Writing Center offers free writing tutoring for any Leeward CC class, as well as scholarship essays, college applications, resumes, and more! Tutoring is provided by our friendly Writing Consultants, who are fellow students with a passion for helping others. Since Friday is a holiday, we are only open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday (appointment only from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.). Visit our website at go.hawaii.edu/Gp8 to make an appointment, or stop by our physical location on the second floor of the library for a drop-in. In addition to tutoring sessions, the Writing Center offers Focused Workshops that cover sentence structure, grammar, and various college success skills. Click here to learn more, or email writers@hawaii.edu. We look forward to working with you soon!

The Leeward CC Creative Writing Club
Join the Creative Writing Club hosted by the Writing Center and unleash your creativity! The Creative Writing Club is open to all Leeward CC students, and anyone with an interest in writing is encouraged to participate regardless of experience or ability! New members are always welcome! The Creative Writing Club meets every first and third Thursday of the month. Meetings are held from 3-4 PM in the Writing Center. Feel free to join our next meeting this Thursday, 4/6! Alternatively, if you are unable to attend in-person, you have the option to join our sessions via Zoom through our hybrid meetings! Please see our creative writing club flyer, email us at writers@hawaii.edu, or give us a call at (808) 455-0409 for more information.

Join Us for This Week’s Success Connection Workshop: Protect Your Data and Future
You are invited to attend this week’s Success Connection Workshop (SCW): Protect Your Data and Future on Wednesday, April 5th at 12 PM presented by Petersen Gross via Zoom! Hackers and malware are our nemesis while online. They want to steal our information and access our online accounts. Come and learn how to protect your valuable information and protect your information online. Feel free to view our flyer or this semester’s SCW schedule for more information. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP at this link: https://go.hawaii.edu/kFV. We look forward to seeing you there!

Take Advantage of Free Tutoring at the Learning Resource Center!
Come by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) or make an appointment via Penji for tutoring in Japanese, ICS, Hawaiian Studies, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, and Oceanography! The LRC tutors are helpful, friendly, and here to help you succeed. Please view the LRC’s Spring 2023 flyer for more information. Visit the LRC’s website to view tutor availability, browse online resources, and make an appointment via Penji. Please contact lrctutor@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for assistance. Happy tutoring!

 


 

RFID’ing in the Library: UPDATE

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33,563 books have been RFID tagged as of Monday, April 3rd. Our project is a little over 75% completed! 

The Library is implementing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) theft detection system for materials. In September, library staff and librarians began the conversion process, which involves pulling books off the shelves and affixing RFID tags to each book. Each RFID tag is encoded with a book’s barcode number, format type, and the library’s unique OCLC code. Tagged books are then returned to the shelf. With over 45,000 individual books in our collection, we estimate that the conversion process will be completed in the late spring or summer of 2023. For more information about this project, please read our RFID Conversion Project blog post.

 


 

Student Involvement Fair

The Library & Tutoring Services will be at the Student Involvement Fair – Wednesday, April 5th, 10am – 1pm. Drop by to learn about our services!

 


 

Image by jarmoluk via Pixabay

CLOSED Friday, April 7th

The Learning Commons & Library will be CLOSED Friday, April 7th, in observance of Good Friday. We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!

 

LC Updates: February 27 – March 3

February 27, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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RFID’ing in the Library: UPDATE

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28,802 books have been RFID tagged as of Monday, February 27th. Our project is a little over 60% completed! 

The library is implementing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) theft detection system for materials. In September, library staff and librarians began the conversion process, which involves pulling books off the shelves and affixing RFID tags to each book. Each RFID tag is encoded with a book’s barcode number, format type, and the library’s unique OCLC code. Tagged books are then returned to the shelf. With over 46,000 individual books in our collection, we estimate that the conversion process will be completed in the late spring or summer of 2023. For more information about this project, please read our RFID Conversion Project blog post.

 


 

Closed Friday, March 3rd, for HISSI

We will be closed Friday, March 3rd, for HISSI. A few presentations the Learning Commons & Library staff are offering: 

  • Beyond Textbook Savings: A Panel on the Intersections of Open Education and Social Justice – Presented by Karen Cangialosi, Rebecca Vasquez Ortiz, Sheryl Shook, Ashley Biddle, and Wayde Oshiro
  • Cross-campus Meeting: Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Taskforce – Presented by Tasha Williams Moses, Syreeta Washington, and Piʻikea Hardy-Kahaleoumi
  • Cultivating an Equity-minded Culture at the Leeward CC Learning Commons and Library – Presented by Annemarie Paikai, Wayde Oshiro, and An Hollowell
  • Making OER Count in Tenure and Promotion: Resources to Support Your Efforts – Presented by Carina Chernisky, Junie Hayashi, Soledad Lencinas, and Jason Yamashita
  • Making OER Count in Tenure and Promotion: Your Colleagues Share Their Real-World Experiences – Presented by Daniela Dutra Elliott, Thomas Scheiding, I-Chia Shih, Carina Chernisky, Junie Hayashi, Soledad Lencinas, and Jason Yamashita
  • OER Special Topics Session – Presented by Wayde Oshiro and Sunny Pai
  • Plagiarism?! Four Perspectives – Presented by Donald Carreira Ching, Anika Gearhart-Edwards, Tasha Williams Moses, and Michelle Igarashi
  • Right Foot Forward: Applying Lessons from Dance to Help Us in Life and Work – Presented by Kale Kingsbury

Check the program for times and locations

 


 

The Nikkei Incarceration: A Reflection in Documents and Images

Learning Commons & Library display coming soon!

Dates: March 6-17
Location: Learning Commons Entry Display

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