During the month of April, libraries across the nation will highlight the roles of libraries, librarians, and staff and what part they play in communities. For most students at Leeward Community College, the library is the first place they go when they are in need of answers. Come by and let us show you what we have to offer!
'Resistance Is Its Own Reward': Library Workers Hold the Line for their Communities by the President of the American Library Association, Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, explains ways librarians are supporting the freedom to read and promoting equity in libraries. In the article, Pelayo-Lozada mentions our very own librarian Annemarie Paikai, who is working with Shavonn Matsuda to create controlled vocabularies and authority records that represent indigenous worldviews.
Quote from Retta, M. (2022, Dec. 19). American Library Association President: Librarians Are Facing Harassment. Teen Vogue. https://bit.ly/3ofKiWh and image from Pelayo-Lozada, Lessa. (2023, March 1). American Libraries. https://bit.ly/3L7cGTu.
Video from USA Today's Just the FAQs and linked in "Shelves have been left barren" by Nirvi Shah, published by USA Today on March 17, 2023.