Windward Community College's new building will place Library, Media, Tutoring, Testing, and Computing services under one roof, and include a classroom, Hawaiian Collection room, and Information Commons.

November 27, 2012

Lexington Hawaiian Room Exhibit and Event

Image: Hawaiian Room Collection, Hula Preservation Society

For nearly 30 years, the nightclub of Manhattanʻs swank Lexington Hotel showcased musicians, singers and dancers from Hawaii. The Hula Preservation Society's multi-media exhibit, "The Hawaiian Room: Dine, Dance, Romance, the Lexington" provides a fascinating history through photos, newspaper clippings, and a documentary film.  

Windward Community College is thrilled to host the exhibit in the LLCʻs atrium - do come see it! And donʻt miss the chance to meet six "aunties" who performed at the Hawaiian Room. They will appear in-person at the LLC on Thursday, December 6th from 2–3:00 p.m. 


November 26, 2012

Chancellor's Gala Dinner

On Saturday, July 28, Windward Community College rolled out the red carpet, complete with photographers and champagne welcome, at its Chancellor's Gala Dinner to celebrate the opening of the Library Learning Commons. See the full story and photos from the UH Foundation.


July 5, 2012

Library Blessing Video

Watch the June 12, 2012 Blessing of the new Library Learning Commons building.


June 19, 2012

Blessing the Building

The campus ‘ohana attended a blessing of the Library Learning Commons on June 12, 2012. 

Uncle Earl Kawa'a gives the blessing
Uncle Earl Kawa'a prepares to give the blessing.
Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language students and faculty made a colorful procession from Hale A'o to the new building.  WCC music instructor Aaron Sala performed the oli (chant). Chancellor Doug Dykstra and Head Librarian Nancy Heu each expressed gratitude and delight, and Uncle Earl Kawa'a gave the blessing.

Nancy Heu welcomes everyone to the new building.
Nancy Heu welcomes everyone to the new building. 
The maile lei was untied to symbolically open the building, and all present entered to explore the new space.

The Library, Computing Services, Media Center and Ka Piko Student Success Center staff will move into their new areas before the start of the fall semester.  A formal grand opening ceremony will take place August 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to the Library Learning Commons.


March 21, 2012

Ground Blessing Video from WCC Film Club

Thank you to Robert Barclay and the WCC Film Club for capturing the groundbreaking ceremony on March 19, 2010.

Almost two years later, we are close to finishing the new Library Learning Commons, which will be an elegant, friendly and welcoming gathering space.  Designed to inspire learning and provide the services that will support student success, the new facility will house the Library, Media Center, Computing Services and the Ka Piko Student Success Center with its testing and tutoring services and labs for speech, math and writing. The new facility also houses a media lab with high end equipment for video and audio editing, video and audio studios, a classroom for library instruction, eight study rooms for group work, two meeting rooms, and lots more study space with lounge seating, booth seating, and tables for group and individual work.  We anticipate at least 25 additional computers for students to use.  And lastly, the coffee shop will have a coffee bar and booth seating.

The building will be operational for the Fall 2012 semester with the grand opening ceremony and celebration activities to be held September 4-7.

For more detail, see our Library Learning Commons blog.

Which includes
       - Furniture plans
       - Floor plan w/ square footage
       - Aug 2008 exterior sketches
       - Virtual fly-through

Again, thank you to the Film Club and their wonderful efforts.  We look forward to your capturing the opening ceremonies and the wonders of the new building itself.

Nancy Heu
Head Librarian


February 1, 2012

Coffee Shop Update

Windward Community College is soliciting proposals from food and beverage providers to operate a coffee shop as part of the Library Learning Commons. The coffee shop expands our services and enhances our goal of creating a friendly, welcoming place for students, college staff and members of the community to gather and learn.

Take a virtual journey through the coffee shop.

Centrally located, customers from the library, nearby classrooms, Paliku Theatre, the Imaginarium and campus events will patronize the coffee shop day and night.

The coffee shop features natural light, views of the Koolaus, and a spacious, inviting lanai.