Wednesday, February 19, 2025

Library Loan Policies and Renewals

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Sunday, August 16, 2020


SUMMER 2020 (begins on Monday, May 11) phone: 735-4725
Hours Open:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Holidays Closed:
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Thursday, June 11 Kamehameha Day
Friday, July 3 Independence Day

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


The library will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. The library will re-open on Monday, July 6 at 9am. Have a great weekend, please keep safe and be well...

Monday, June 29, 2020

National Minority Mental Health Month

First recognized in 2008, National Minority Mental Health Month is an initiative to bring awareness to the unique struggles experienced by underrepresented groups with regards to mental health issues in the United States. Studies find that minorities are less likely to seek treatment or medication for mental health issues and, if they do seek care, they often a experience poorer quality of services.

Below are some resources from our collection which can support mental health awareness.

Marbley, A. F. (2011). Multicultural counseling: perspectives from counselors as clients of color. Routledge.

"This is the first book to explore the experiences of people of color in counseling from the perspective of individuals who are practicing counselors and were previously clients in counseling themselves. Marbley conducted a research study in which she interviewed either individuals representing each of the major groups of color in the United States... to obtain the stories of their experiences in their own words."  -- from publisher

Ratts, M. J. (2014). Counseling for multiculturalism and social justice: integration, theory, and application. American Counseling Association.

"In this book, Drs. Ratts and Pederson combine the very best from the multicultural and social justice traditions into a new paradigm, which will guide counselors toward a deeper understanding of the connections between these two counseling forces." -- from publisher

Rugkasa, J. (2015). Care and culture: care relations from the perspectives of mental health caregivers in minority families. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

"Drawing on practice-oriented cognitive sociology, the book shows that, in order to understand caregiving, its personal, social, and cultural dimensions must be considered. It presents a new model for understanding caregivers care relations to the person who is unwell, to health professionals, and to the state... [this book will] shed new light on issues such as the caregiving burden and  the commodification of care." -- from publisher

For more information on National Minority Mental Health Month, visit:  and to learn more about Chaminade University of Honolulu's Counseling Services, visit:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Did you know...

The Sullivan Family Library houses a lot more than books. When you are on campus, stop by the library and check out these great resources!

Near the entrance of the library you will find our assortment of magazines. These range from popular magazines such as Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated to trade-related magazines like Police Chief and Teacher.  All our magazines are library-use only meaning you can pick a magazine off any shelf and read it but you must stay in the library while reading it. Near the magazine racks we have comfy seating with personal lighting bays for your convenience.

In addition to magazines, we also subscribe to a variety of newspapers that are put out each day we are open. From local newspapers like the Star Advertiser to nationwide, industry-specific papers such as the Wall Street Journal, we offer these newspapers for all patrons. Like the magazines, newspapers are library-use only but we have tried to create a cozy reading area near the newspapers. Newspapers are located in the same shelving area as our magazines.

If you are looking for a DVD we have over 2,000 titles for you to choose from. Whether you are feeling like watching the thriller Nightcrawler or a documentary like Rise of the Wahine, our DVD collection truly runs the gamut to fit nearly every taste. The DVDs are located on our entrance level near the computer lab.

Books can be expensive so be sure to stop by our 'Free Book' shelves located near the copy machines on the entrance level of the library. You can browse and freely take home your books of choice without even visiting our Circulation counter.

We also know the value of a quiet study area. Whether you are living with a lot of people and need your own space or you commute to town and want to a place to study before or between classes, the library offers numerous quiet study kiosks located on the 3rd floor of the library near the study rooms. No reservation is necessary and the spaces are first-come, first-served. Each kiosk features privacy slats as well as outlets in each area for your phone or computer chargers.

Attending school can be stressful but we hope that our resources, from books to study areas, can help make things a little less stressful. If you have any questions about the items above or need a little direction to anything, feel free to stop by our Circulation counter and speak with our friendly staff!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED KAMEHAMEHA DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 -- Celebrating Kamehameha Day

In honor of Kamehameha Day, the Sullivan Family Library will be closed on Thursday, June 11, 2020. We will reopen on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

Kamehameha Day is celebrated in the State of Hawaiʻi annually on June 11th in honor of King Kamehameha the Great -- the man who unified the Hawaiian Islands and created the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.  This celebration was first proclaimed in 1871 by King Kamehameha V and events for the first festival included carnivals, foot races, and celebrations across the state. Today, Kamehameha is commemorated with parades, hula contests, and a lei draping ceremony at the statue of King Kamehameha fronting of Aliʻiolani Hale in Downtown Honolulu.

Below are resources to share more information on King Kamehameha and his rule:

Baker, M. (2002). King Kamehameha: a legacy renewed. Honolulu, HI: Hawai'i Alliance for Arts Education. [DVD]

"Tells the history of the King Kamehameha statue in Kohala, Hawai'i. Describes the community involvement in the conservation process it went through under the supervision of Glenn Wharton." -from DVD

Desha, S. (2000). Kamehameha and his warrior Kekuhaupio. Honolulu, HI: Kamehameha Schools Press. 

"Originally published in serialized form in the Hawaiian language newspaper Ka hoku a Hawaii, December 16 1920 to September 11, 1924 with the title: Moolelo kaao no Kuhaupio ke koa kaulana o ke au o Kamehameha ka Nui." -from publisher
Morrison, S. (2002). Kamehameha: the warrior king of Hawai'i. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press.

"A comet blazes across the night sky, heralding the birth of a powerful king who will rule the Islands. Then a baby is spirited away to the mountains to escape a jealous chief wary of the prophecy. As dramatic as a Greek myth, the story of Kamehameha the Great, Hawai'i's warrior king, is retold here for readers of all ages. From high childhood in exile to his return to court and the lifting of the great Naha Stone, we follow this brave and ambitious youth as he paves his way to becoming first conqueror and then monarch of a unified Hawaiian Kingdom." -from publisher

Williams. J. (1993). Kamehameha the Great. Honolulu, HI: Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate.

"Highlights commonly accepted accounts of events and personal characteristics of the leader who united separate island chiefdoms into one Hawaiian nation." -from publisher

Friday, June 5, 2020

Race Relations Reading List

The protests throughout the nation is something that is on the mind of many people especially the librarians and staff of the Sullivan Family Library. Below are a selection of books at the Sullivan Family Library that will hopefully shed light on the many aspects of race and race relations in the United States.

Baker, C. (2015). Humane insight: looking at images of African American suffering and death [Electronic resource]. University of Illinois Press.

"In the history of black America, the image of the mortal, wounded, and dead black body has long been looked at by others from a safe distance. Baker questions the relationship between the spectator and the victim and urges viewers to move beyond the safety of the "gaze" to cultivate a capacity for humane insight toward representations of human suffering... An innovative cultural study that connects visual theory to African American history, Humane Insight asserts the importance of ethics in our analysis of race and visual culture." -- from publisher

Harris, F. C. (2013). Beyond discrimination: racial inequality in a postracist era [Electronic resource]. Russell Sage Foundation.

"Nearly half a century after the civil rights movement, racial inequality remains a defining feature of American life. Along a wide range of social and economic dimensions, African Americans consistently lag behind whites. This troubling divide has persisted even as many of the obvious barriers to equality, such as state-sanctioned segregation and overt racial hostility, have markedly declined...Beyond discrimination exposes the unequal consequences of the ordinary workings of American society. It offers promising pathways for future research on the growing complexity of race relations in the United States." -- from publisher

Holloway, V. A. (2015). Getting away with murder: the twentieth-century struggle for civil rights in the U.S. Senate [Electronic resource]. University Press of America.

"Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the U.S. Congress engaged in bitter debates on whether to enact a federal law that would prosecute private citizens who lynched black Americans. In Getting Away with Murder, the fundamental question under scrutiny is whether Southern Democrats' racist attitudes toward black Americans pardoned the atrocities of lynching." -- from publisher

Powell, T. (1993). The persistence of racism in America. Littlefield Adams Quality Paperbacks.

"Why have racist attitudes persisted in America despite tremendous changes in education and socialization during the last four decades? In this book, Powell, explains the patterns of beliefs, attitudes, and values that have supported these views. In a broad exploration that analyzes the values expressed by Western thinkers from the Enlightenment to contemporary thought, Powell reaches the controversial conclusion that racism is linked to many of our most cherished social, political, and religious values." -- from publisher

Wayne, M. (2014). Imagining Black America [Electronic Resource]. Yale University Press.

"In Imagining Black America, Wayne explores the construction and reconstruction of black America from the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown in 1619 to Barack Obama's reelection... He discusses the emergence in the nineteenth century -- and the erosion, during the past two decades -- of the notorious "one drop rule." He shows how significant periods of social transformation raised major questions for black Americans about the defining characteristics of their racial community... And he considers how slavery and its legacy have defined freedom in the United States." -- from publisher