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Finals Countdown: Dec 4-15

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

Finals Countdown begins next week! 

Fall 2023 Finals Countdown Flyer

Finals Countdown: December 4-15

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

*Funded by ASUH-Leeward CC. Validated Leeward CC ID required. 

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

 

September 22, 2023
by junie
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Additional Librarian Support at Waianae Moku

We are excited to announce that the Library is expanding its commitment to providing additional librarian support to the Waianae Moku campus. Due to the recent increase in in-person students, we recognize the growing need for librarian services and support. This decision is rooted in our dedication to providing the best services to our students and faculty on both campuses.

Please see us for help on the following:

  • Library research
  • Information Literacy Exam
  • Library support for faculty and staff
  • General reference

Our hours this semester will be Wednesdays 9a – 4:30p and Thursdays 12:30p-4:30p. Hawaiʻi-Pacific Resources librarian Annemarie Paikai will cover Wednesdays, while Thursdays will be a rotating shift covered by Natalie Kahn, Junie Hayashi, Wayde Oshiro, or Annemarie Paikai.

New Docuseek Videos

September 12, 2023 by Cheryl | 0 comments

New videos from Docuseek image with screenshots of 5 videos.

Docuseek continues to add interesting new documentaries to its streaming platform. One of our awesome library student assistants, Izumi Watt, selected and summarized five of these new titles below.

This film combines four short documentaries highlighting stories of immigrants to America from Korea, Cambodia, China, and Japan. The films are: A Portrait of Us, directed by Sarah Park; Conversations at the Register by Brandon Soun and Lan Nguyen; What Remains by Ginger Yifan Chen; and Sincerely Miné Okubo, directed by Yuka Murakami.

The phrase “Matter Out of Place” refers to any object or impact not native to the immediate environment. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, the director, travels all over the world to put a spotlight on various examples of matter out of place. The documentary focuses on the expanding problem of human-made refuse and the endless struggle to control it.

Directed by Eric Khoo, this film shares the life and creations of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, inspired by his book A Drifting Life and five of his iconic stories. Tatsumi’s works follow his experiences with high and low moments in life. His artistic style of gekiga (dramatic pictures) transformed the manga landscape in the mid-1900s.

The Pretendians, directed by Paul Kemp with Drew Hayden Taylor, discusses indigenous identity and appropriation of the rights of native people in Canada and the United States. Drew Hayden Taylor, an Anishinaabe author from Curve Lake First Nations, visits gift shops, universities, and reservation gas stations to investigate instances of fraud related to falsely claimed indigenous identity by “Pretend Indians.”

The Apollonia is a schooner, a type of sailing ship with two or more masts. She is captained by Sam Merrett as the crew ships freight up and down the Hudson River. Windshipped, directed by Jon Bowermaster, follows the ship and crew as they revive an age-old method of moving products to cities along the banks of the river. This practice of sail freight attracts businesses interested in sustainable and carbon neutral options for shipping their products.

We hope you find these videos as interesting and informative as we did!

As a reminder, all current Leeward CC faculty, staff and students are welcome to use our streaming video services. When accessing our electronic resources from off campus, you may be prompted to log in with your UH credentials first.

Grab & Go Mobile Devices!

September 12, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Did you know the Learning Commons and Library has laptops, iPads, computer mice, and other equipment for students to use while on campus?

Most of our equipment must be checked out at the circulation desk but students can pick up our 4-hour loan laptops and mobile power units without staff assistance!

4-hour Loan Laptop Kiosk
4-Hour Loan Laptops

Students can visit our self-service kiosk to check out a laptop for 4 hours. How to check out a laptop:

  1. With a mobile device, open the camera app and scan the QR code on the kiosk
  2. Log in with UH username
  3. Get a passcode
  4. Enter the passcode on the kiosk

If students do not have a mobile device to scan the QR code, the circulation desk staff will assist. 

Laptops are for on-campus use. Students must return their laptops to the laptop kiosk and may insert them in any available slot. 

 

Mobile Power Unit Cart
Mobile Power Units

Students can power up their laptops and mobile devices using our portable batteries! We have carts on both floors so students can freely grab a battery and take it wherever they are studying. Specifications:

  • 3 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port
  • 218 watt-hour capacity
  • 117W of total charging output
  • Charges up to 4 devices

Batteries can only be used in the Learning Commons and Library. After using, they must be returned to their carts to recharge. The USB ports cannot be used to recharge the batteries. 

For all other equipment, students must book items at go.hawaii.edu/PJP and pick them up at the circulation desk. Only current Leeward CC students may check out mobile devices and accessories. A photo ID is required.

August 15, 2023
by Wayde Oshiro
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Welcome to Fall 2023!

Aloha Leeward faculty and staff,

On behalf of the entire Learning Commons team, we are pleased to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you! As the new academic year begins, we are excited to embrace fresh opportunities for collaboration, learning, and growth. We look forward to providing you and our students with services, resources, and support. Here are some updates and info for you to consider.

Fall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

What’s New?

Services

Resources

Help

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

Wayde Oshiro, Interim Learning Commons and Library Coordinator

Email: waydeo@hawaii.edu; Phone: 808-455-0378

New ProQuest Historical Newspapers

July 27, 2023 by Cheryl | 0 comments

Collage of partial screenshots of 3 ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

As the old saying goes, history tends to repeat itself. Maybe as a farce. Or perhaps only if you failed to learn from it the first time.

In any case, we now have additional resources to help us unravel this mystery! Through a UH system-wide license, the Leeward CC community has gained access to 3 historical newspaper archives from ProQuest: The Wall Street Journal (1889-2011), Los Angeles Times (1881-2014), and The New York Times (1851-2019).

To get started, visit our A-Z Databases page and find your newspaper in the alphabetical list, or search for it in our Primo library catalog. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password before being granted access. Once you are in the database, it is easy to search the full text, or browse by issue date. You may view and download articles or full pages in PDF format.

Our coverage of the Los Angeles Times goes all the way back to the very first issue in 1881. Here’s an interesting article from January 17, 1960 about the impact of a writers’ guild strike on the television and film industries:

Writers Guild Strike Spreads to Film Studios

The New York Times archive dates back to antebellum times, so you’re sure to strike a goldmine of history. This article from February 23, 1947 details Hawaiʻi’s reopening to tourism after the trauma of World War II:

A Welcome to Hawaii: Vacationers Return to the Crowded Islands

The Wall Street Journal has been an important source for business and financial news for over 130 years. Our coverage goes back to the beginning, but you can also find more recent articles, such as this February 9, 2001 story about Barbie’s big break:

Barbie Learns Ballet and Launches a Movie Career

Wait a second . . . an impactful writers’ strike? Hawaiʻi’s reopening to tourism, following a major worldwide crisis? A Barbie movie? Maybe it IS true that history repeats itself!

If history isn’t your thing, don’t forget that we also have recent newspaper coverage (including stories from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser) through ProQuest US West Newsstream. In addition, all current Leeward faculty, staff and students are welcome to sign up for a free New York Times group pass. Once registered, you will have access to news, Cooking, and Wirecutter product reviews on NYTimes.com for one year (renewable).

Past or present, weʻve got you covered!


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

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