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Mission & Outcomes

Our Mission

The Leeward Community College Library provides an information-rich, learner-centered environment fostering discovery, critical thinking, and innovation in support of academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning.

Library Student Learning Outcomes

As part of the college's accreditation process, the library assesses its impact on student learning in these areas:

  • SLO 1 - The student will evaluate information and its sources critically

  • SLO 2 - Students will use appropriate information ethically to complete course assignments

Library Support Area Outcomes

As part of its self-assessment process, the library evaluates its performance in achieving these objectives.:

  • Access - The Library organizes information for effective discovery and access by all users

  • Collections - The Library provides current and quality collections supporting the teaching and learning needs of the campus

  • Information Literacy - The Library teaches students to effectively find, evaluate, and use information in an ethical manner

  • Environment - The Library provides a safe and secure physical environment for students that is conducive to study and research

  • Partnerships - The Library collaborates with campus and community members by organizing activities and events that provide enriching experiences for students

Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Wayde Oshiro Head Librarian 455-0378 waydeo@hawaii.edu
Jennifer Sunada Secretary 455-0377 jsunada@hawaii.edu
Junie Hayashi Public Services Librarian 455-0680 junie@hawaii.edu
Karen Mitsui Library Assistant -Technical Services 455-0679 mitsui@hawaii.edu
Annemarie Paikai Hawaiian Pacific Resource Librarian 455-0390 aapaikai@hawaii.edu
Eileen Sakamoto Library Assistant - Circulation 455-0678 eileens@hawaii.edu
Ralph Toyama Systems Librarian 455-0682 rtoyama@hawaii.edu
Natalie Wahl Instruction Librarian 455-0673 nwahl@hawaii.edu
Jue Wang Technical Services Librarian 455-0672 juewang@hawaii.edu
vacant Library Technician - Technical Services    
vacant Circulation Services Manager - Circulation    
vacant Public Services Specialist - Circulation    

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Recent Staff Presentations

Natalie Wahl. "Seed Saving 101." Success Connection Workshop, 18 April 2017. Pearl City, HI.

Natalie Wahl. "Science Labs in the Library: A Cross-Campus Collaboration." Hawaii Information Literacy Summit, 13 April 2017. Honolulu, HI.

Ralph Toyama. "Website Accessibility: An Overview of Issues and Solutions." Hawaii Student Success Institute, 3 March 2017. Pearl City, HI.

Helmut Kae, Ross Higa, Leanne Riseley, and Wayde Oshiro. "Real Stories from the OER Frontlines: Lessons Learned from OER Textbook Adopters." Hawaii Student Success Institute, 3 March 2017. Pearl City, HI.

Sunyeen Pai, Wayde Oshiro, Kurt Rutter, Beth Tillinghast, and Billy Meinke. "Challenges and Opportunities: Lowering Textbook Costs Across the System." Hawaii Student Success Institute, 3 March 2017. Pearl City, HI.

Natalie Wahl. "Fake News: How to Read Through the Lies Lines." Geek Day, February 2017. Pearl City, HI.

Wayde Oshiro, Ralph Toyama, and Carina Chernisky. "Changing Faces: the Journey to a New Leeward CC Library Website" Hawaii Library Association 2016 Conference, 11 November 2016, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI.

Ralph Toyama. "Are You Open Today? A Simple JavaScript Project." Hawaii Library Association 2016 Conference, 11 November 2016, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI.

Natalie Wahl and Daniela Dutra-Elliott. "Circulating Seeds: Why Your Library Needs a Seed Share and How to Make it Happen." Hawaii Library Association 2016 Conference, 11 November 2016, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI.

Wayde Oshiro. "How to Create Your Infographic Using Piktochart." Tech It Out Day 2016, 16 August 2016, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Ralph Toyama. "Closed-Captioning for YouTube Videos." Tech It Out Day 2016, 16 August 2016, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Natalie Wahl. “A campus seed share initiative: Using local partnerships and place-based learning to strengthen curriculum and community.” NACTA Conference. June 23, 2016.

Wayde Oshiro. "Copyright, Openness, and Public Domain." Pacific Region Learning Summit, May 2016, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Wayde Oshiro. "OER Progress at Leeward." Pacific Region Learning Summit, May 2016, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Natalie Wahl. “Skype interview tips & tricks.” UH Manoa LIS Alumni Group. March 13, 2016.

Carina Chernisky. “Conquering GoogleForms.” Hawaii Strategy Institute, 5 March 2016, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI.

Susan Kazama, Wayde Oshiro, and Sunyeen Pai. "Open Educational Resources and Student Success.Hawai'i Strategy Institute, 5 March 2016, Honolulu, HI.

Jayne Bopp, Wayde Oshiro, Sunyeen Pai, and Leanne Riseley. "The Open Educational Resources Fellowship Program: A Collaborative Initiative Between Leeward CC and Kapiolani CC." Hawai'i Strategy Institute, 4 March 2016, Honolulu, HI.

Ralph Toyama. "Simple Steps to Improve Website Accessibilty.." Hawai'i Strategy Institute, 4 March 2016, Honolulu, HI.

Natalie Wahl. “Conquering Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.” Hawai’i Strategy Institute. March 4, 2016.

Carina Chernisky. “Blog Away: What Can Blogging Do For YOU?!” Geek Day,  27 February 2016, BS106A, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Natalie Wahl: “Beyond Instagram basics: Privacy, sharing, and user engagement.” Leeward CC Geek Day. February 27, 2016.

Jayne Bopp, Ann Inoshita, Wayde Oshiro, Leanne Riseley, and Susan Wood. "Open Educational Resources at Leeward CC." Spring 2016 Convocation, 5 January 2016, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Wayde Oshiro, Junie Hayashi, Keahiahi Long, and Carina Chernisky. “Vision Meets Reality: the Leeward Community College Learning Commons three years on.” Joint Hawaii Library Association & Hawaii Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, 4 December 2015, East West Center’s Imin Conference Center, Honolulu, HI.

Junie Hayashi, Wayde Oshiro, Sunyeen Pai, Leanne Riseley, and Sara Rutter.  "Laying the Foundation: Building a Collaborative OER Community at the University of Hawai'i." Joint Hawaii Library Association & Hawaii Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, 4 December 2015, East West Center’s Imin Conference Center, Honolulu, HI.

Ralph Toyama. "Simple Steps to Improve Website Accessibility." Joint Hawaii Library Association & Hawaii Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, 4 December 2015, East West Center’s Imin Conference Center, Honolulu, HI.

Wayde Oshiro and Leanne Riseley. "OER @ Leeward CC." Tech It Out Day 2015, August 2015, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Carina Chernisky, Leah Gazan, and Keahiahi Long. “Connecting Communities: how our library navigated ON and OFF campus partnerships in one ambitious literacy program.” Joint Hawaii Library Association & Hawaii Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, 3 December 2015, East West Center’s Imin Conference Center, Honolulu, HI.

Wayde Oshiro, and Sara Rutter.  "OER @ UH and Leeward CC." Pacific Region Learning Summit, May 2015, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Wayde Oshiro. "How to Attribute Images: Best Practices in Attribution." Pacific Region Learning Summit, May 2015, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Wayde Oshiro and Leanne Riseley. "A Team Approach to Implementing Open Educational Resources." Hawai'i Strategy Institute, March 2015, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI.

Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681