Services For Faculty
Leeward Community College Library
- Library Orientation & Instruction Sessions
The library can conduct instructional presentations to introduce students to various aspects of library services, resources, and research techniques. These range from brief library tours and demonstrations; to more inclusive sessions that last for part of, or all of, a class session; to multiple class visits or other forms of long-term interaction with your students. Librarians can work with you to tailor a presentation to the needs of your students, such as by focusing on resources for a particular subject area. Presentations can be conducted in the library, in your classroom, or in a computer lab. Please contact the librarian serving your subject area to arrange for a library presentation.
- Online Information Literacy Courses
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, and 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 system. Faculty who incorporate this program into their courses receive a weekly report of their students' quiz scores. For more details, view the information sheet for faculty.
There is also a web page with information for students. For more information, please call librarian Leah Gazan at x673, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Library Collection Development
The librarians welcome input from instructional faculty on materials to acquire for the library's collection of information resources. To recommend a book or video for the library to purchase, or a periodical, database, or online resource to subscribe to, please contact the librarian serving your subject area,
or use our online
- Course Reserves
The library's Reserve Collection makes materials available to students on a controlled basis. Reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Desk, and have to be "checked out" for use inside the library. At the discretion of the requesting instructor, reserve items may be made available for 3-day loans. Faculty can request that library materials be placed in the Reserve Collection (except for Reference or other non-circulating items, which are already restricted from leaving the building). You can also have material you own, such as textbooks, study guides, articles, class notes, sample papers, etc., placed on reserve.
For information about putting materials on reserve, please see this page or contact the Circulation Department.
- Linking to Articles, E-Books, and Videos
Sending or posting links to articles, e-books, and streaming videos in our research databases and e-resources is an easy way to distribute readings and viewings to your students without having to deal with copyright issues (we've taken care of it for you). Learn how to create these links.
- iPads for Classroom Use
The library has 15 iPads available for classroom use. Contact Junie Hayashi at x680 for reservations and for more information.
- Video Booking
Videotapes and DVDs in the library's collection can be scheduled by faculty for in-class viewing. Please contact the Circulation Department to book a Leeward CC video, or to inquire about making a scheduled video request from another UH library.
- Education Publications and Databases
Information of interest to educators is available in the ERIC and Professional Development Collection databases in EBSCOhost. ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education's Education Resources Information Center, is also available through its own website at http://www.eric.ed.gov, but the advantage to accessing ERIC through EBSCOhost is that articles that are not available full-text through ERIC may be available from EBSCOhost's other databases, and those articles will automatically be retrievable.
The library subscribes to the online versions of Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Scantron Machines
The Scantron testform scoring machines are now located in room PS-204 and the Arts & Humanities division office in room FA-109.