|Leeward CC Library Annual Statistics||2016-17||2015-16||2014-15||2013-14||2012-13||2011-12|
|Items Circulated (materials & equipment)||19057||25068||28201||31679||23074||24593|
|Hits on Website||124807||185958||160725||233159||226664||63766|
|Full-Text Articles Retrieved||84041||96264||127195||117774||--||90276|
|Print Monograph (Book) Volumes Held||68801||70125||69169||70718||71771||71057|
|Print Serial Titles Held||90||111||130||156||167||147|
|Total Resource Expenditures ($)||99439||83310||64381||63870||64590||64846|
|Resource Expenditures Per FTE ($)||22.32||17.94||14.44||14.24||14.26||14.31|
Source: University of Hawai'i Library Council Annual Report
The Library has an information literacy skills program based on web-based tutorials and online testing. The version designed for English 24-level classes, introduces students to the various types of information sources (books, periodical, electronic), and gives basic information about how to find information from these sources. The version designed for English 100-level classes covers these topics in greater depth, and also teaches students how to use specific research tools, and addresses the evaluation of found information for accuracy, bias, and reliability. Mastery of the material is assessed through an online quiz, taken through the Laulima learning management system.
For more information about the Information Literacy Program, email email@example.com.
To expand outreach to elementary schools in our community and build valuable relationships with various departments on campus, the Leeward CC Library debuted NKPM in November 2015. The goal of the program is to promote literacy and a love of reading in children, introduce them to a college campus, have them create art, give Leeward CC students hands-on experience working with children and implementing activities related to what they’re studying in class, and showcase the library as a collaborative space with valuable resources. The event will continue every Fall semester.
Presentation at HLA 2015 Conference.
The Leeward Library Seed Share is a collaboration between library staff and our campus agriculture program to inspire and support our surrounding community to grow food locally and share seeds and information with others to support a more sustainable food system. It offers a variety of free seeds that have been trialed and produced on campus along with information related to each crop. This partnership will be used as a case study in place-based education, which shows a way to make the connection between the classroom and the surrounding community. Students receive training through curricula on seed physiology, anatomy, processing and cleaning. A strong research component identifies locally adapted crop varieties, and is carried out in collaboration with local farmers, researchers and non-profit organizations. Library staff organizes, stocks and keep an updated libguide.
The library is active in promoting Open Educational Resources on campus. We support faculty making the transition away from commercial textbooks by developing resource guides, offering professional development training in partnership with the Educational Media Center, and working directly with individual faculty to identify resources to use their teaching. More information about Leeward's OER initiative is at https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/oer/
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