Wednesday, February 19, 2025

Library Loan Policies and Renewals

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Friday, May 1, 2020

SPRING 2020 LIBRARY HOURS (beginning January 13 (M))


Beginning Monday, January 13

Hours Open:
Monday – Thursday 8:15 am – 11:00 pm
Friday                        8:15 am –  6:00 pm
Saturday                 11:00 am –  4:00 pm
Sunday                     4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday                         8:30 am – 5:45 pm
Saturday                   11:00 am – 3:45 pm
Sunday                       4:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Closed Holidays:  
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King / Fr. Chaminade Day 
Monday, February 17 Presidents’ Day
Thursday, March 26 Prince Kuhio Day
Thursday, April 9 Holy Thursday - Close at 5 pm
Friday – Sunday, April 10-12 Good Friday / Holy Saturday / Easter

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New Displays at the Sullivan Family Library

We invite you to visit the Sullivan Family Library and check out our current book displays located at the entrance of the library including these two new additions:

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife display

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board has declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to highlight to vital role nurses and midwives serve to provide necessary healthcare across the globe. To celebrate this, events will be held around the globe and two technical reports will be released on the state of nursing in the world. The Sullivan Family Library has joined the effort to honor the selfless work of nurses and midwives by setting up a year-round display which will change each month to highlight items from our collection related to nursing and midwifery.

Faculty Publications display

The faculty at Chaminade University do a lot -- teaching innovative courses, mentoring students, and contributing to our community. In addition to their commitment to their students and our world, our faculty also spend countless hours conducting independent research to further the academic landscape of their given fields. Stop by the Sullivan Family Library where we have pulled many of our faculty publications to highlight the contributions to the scholarly community of our beloved faculty members. 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED - February 17 (Monday) - Presidents Day

The Sullivan Family Library will be closed on Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents Day. It will re-open at 8:15am on Tuesday, February 18.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand celebrated every February 6th to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi originally signed on February 6, 1840 in the home of James Busby. The treaty is an agreement between Great Britain and  Māori Chiefs who were under the impression their would receive protection from the British while retaining control over their own affairs.

Today, celebrations are held across New Zealand commemorating the day with speeches, ceremonial war canoe traditions, and kite flying.

Below are resources that further investigate the Treaty and others on New Zealand in general.

Metge, J. (2010). Tuamaka: the challenge of difference in Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press.

"This invaluable volume narrates the history of a multicultural New Zealand in which both Māori and non-Māori individuals cohabitate. Arguing that the Treaty of Waitangi of 1840 - signed by the indigenous Māori and the British - established a foundation from which New Zealanders could grow and prosper, this account demonstrates how two cultures met, disputed, and dealt with diversity." - From Publisher

O'Malley, V., Stirling, B., & Penetito, W. (2010). The Treaty of Waitangi companion: Māori and Pākehā from Tasman to today. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press. 

"The first comprehensive guide to key documents and notable quotations on New Zealandʻs Treaty of Waitangi, this volume explores the relationship between the Māori and the Pākehā, New Zealanders who are not of Māori descent... Thorough and informative, this is a significant work that will appeal to those interested in pacifism, biculturalism, and racial equality."
- From Publisher

World Trade Press. (2010). New Zealand [electronic resource]: society & culture. Petaluma, CA: World Trade Press.

"Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for New Zealand will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in New Zealand, including life-cycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette." - From Publishers

Monday, January 27, 2020

Note Taking Tips

Note taking is a valuable skill but one not commonly taught in a classroom. The following techniques and tips will hopefully help you focus on key points, stay organized, and save you time when you study.

The Three Phases of Note Taking
  • Before -- Review your notes from the previous class to refresh your memory.
  • During -- Practice active listening and use the margins for related thoughts or comments.
  • After -- Review your notes within 24 hours of your class and summarize the day's lecture in your own words. If you have a question or need more clarity, ask or email the professor while it is still fresh in your mind.
Note Taking Tips
  1. Create your own shorthand for words you will use often. For example, "people" might become "ppl" or "approximately" might become "appx". 
  2. Don't write verbatim -- you might miss something if you're furiously trying to write everything the professor says.
  3. Focus on key facts and main points of the lecture.
  4. Begin note taking when the professor starts talking -- do not wait until a thought comes to you.
  5. Separate and label your notes by course and the date the notes were taken.
  6. Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask professor to repeat themselves. 
  7. Take notes on what you cannot get elsewhere. Is there a PDF of the PowerPoint available? If so, you can focus on writing what the professor says rather than copying down what is on the screen.
Note Taking Methods
Cornell Method
The Cornell method is very popular for taking notes in class or while reading for a class.
  1. Divide your paper into three parts
  2. During class, take notes in the "Notes" column.
  3. After class, fill in the "Cue" column with key words or main topics.
  4. Within 24 hours of the class, write 1-2 sentences in the "Summary" section reflecting on the lecture as a whole.

Outline Method
This method is a little more straightforward but easy to use when beginning your note taking. Following the outline template below, you will fill in each line with information from your lecture moving from biggest point to smallest point:
Matrix Method
This is a great option when organizing notes and allows you to pull major topics into different categories. This is also helpful when organizing your notes to write a paper.
It is important to find a style that meets your needs and your study habits to ensure you get the most out of your note taking.

Below are some additional titles in our collection that can help with your note taking:

Duffy, J. (2019). The Best Note Taking Apps. PC Magazine, pp. 119-125. Retrieved from: 

Kesselman-Turkel, J. & Peterson, F.  (1984). Note-taking made easy [electronic resource]. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. Retrieved from: 

Peverly, S.T., Marcelin, G., & Kern, M. (2014). Interventions for students with lecture note-taking difficulties. In J. T. Mascolo, V. C. Alfonso, & D. P. Flanagen Essentials of planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for unique learners. (pp. 387-414). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Retrieved from: 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 22 (Wednesday) - LIBRARY CLOSED 11:20AM - 1:30PM

January 22, 2020 (W)
11:20AM - 1:30PM

For Founders Mass in the Mystical Rose