Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays!

It's winter break. Go see a good movie. Linda recommends "Invictus". It's about Nelson Mandela & South Africa and rugby, based on the book entitled "Playing the Enemy" by John Carlin. The title comes from a poem (Mandela's source of hope) written by William Ernest Henley.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Final Exam Hours

Saturday, Dec 5
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 6
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday, Dec 7
7:45 am – 11:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec 8
7:45 am – 11:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec 9
7:45 am – 11:00 pm

Thursday, Dec 10
7:45 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, Dec 11
7:45 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 12
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 13
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

More hours...

Monday, November 30, 2009

ebrary availability Monday, November 30, 2009

ebrary is deploying a new system release today, Monday, November 30, 2009 from 3 - 5 pm HST. ebrary service may be unavailable during this time.

Please see a librarian if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Library closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov 26-27 for the Thanksgiving recess. The library will resume its regular hours on Saturday.

Food for Fines

The library will again be accepting food for fines this Thanksgiving season. Library staff will take $2.00 off library fines for each can accepted (up to $20.00). Flyers are posted in the library for more information.

Oriental Brush Painting

Come and see the exhibit of artwork from Sr. Benedicta Ha's class, now through December 1.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Library closed Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for the Veterans Day holiday.

Monday, October 19, 2009

ebrary availablity

On Tuesday, October 20, from 3 - 5 pm, there will be a new system release from ebrary. ebrary may be unavailable during this time period.

Please see a librarian if you have any questions.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week

Be daring... read a banned book.

Celebrate your freedom to read. The library has a display of books that have been challenged in this millennium and reasons for challenges.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Constitution Day

Join us in commemorating Constitution Day on September 17!

1. What Amendment would you make to the US Constitution?
2. Take the Constitution Trivia Challenge and discover which fact about the Constitution is NOT true.

Students will receive a small incentive prize for participating in the library's Constitution Day celebrations.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Research Guides

The librarians have created guides to assist you in finding library resources and other materials for your research needs. Check them out and send us feedback!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Library Closed for Spiritual Convocation

Sullivan Family Library will close from 10:45 am - 1 pm on Friday August 28 for Spiritual Convocation.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fall Semester Hours

Library fall hours start Monday, August 24

Monday – Thursday
7:45 am – 10:00 pm

7:45 am – 6:00 pm

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sep 7, Labor Day
Oct 12, Discoverers Day
Nov 11, Veterans Day
Nov 26-27, Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Your library card is your CUH ID card

Get your Chaminade ID card from the office of the Dean of Students in Henry Hall 223, open Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. You need a photo ID (such as a drivers license) to verify your identity. Present your CUH ID card to borrow in the library.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

NEW - Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - Academic Edition

Find it under Databases by Subject - Dictionaries and Encyclopedias or Database by Title.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Library Closed

Sullivan Family Library will be closed Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 for Independence Day.

As we are also closed on Sunday, the library will reopen on Monday July 6.

Happy July 4th!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Resource of the Month - Darwin OnLine

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin OnLine

Currently hosted by Cambridge University, this is a scholarly website containing Darwin's published and unpublished writings with over 78,000 pages of searchable text and 188,000 electronic images.

It is currently linked on our Research By Subject: Science/Health page.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Library hosting Marianist Universities Meeting Reception

The library is hosting the opening reception for the Marianist Universities Meeting (MUM) on Monday, June 1 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

While library services will still be available, please be aware that the noise level will be higher than usual during this time.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer Hours

May 11 - Aug 23

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 7:30 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed Sundays and holidays: Memorial Day, Kamehameha Day, Independence Day

Oriental Brush Painting

The Oriental Brush Painting class has some of their artwork on exhibit at the library.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Interior Design Senior Portfolio Review

The library is hosting the Spring 2009 SENIOR PORTFOLIO REVIEW for the Interior Design Department.

Friday, May 8, from 4 to 8pm

Featuring students graduating with their Associate of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts,Minor in Fine Arts degrees in Interior Design and their internship sponsors.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Final Exam Hours

Finals hours start this Saturday:

Sat, May 2
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sun, May 3
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mon - Wed, May 4 - 6
7:45 am - 11:00 pm

Thu, May 7
7:45 am - 10:00 pm

Fri, May 8
7:45 am - 6:00 pm

Sat, May 9
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sun, May 10
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

View hours here.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Library Dedication 1st Anniversary

It's already been a year since the library was dedicated on April 25, 2008. To honor the anniversary commemoration, a banner and pictorial exhibit of the construction and dedication of the library is on display right inside the library entrance.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Earth Day theme: The Green Generation

To support awareness of Earth Day 2009 on April 22, the library has a display of books and DVDs.

Book titles include Ecospirit by Kearns & Keller, Great Warming by Fagan, Growing Greener Cities by Birch & Wachter, and State of the Earth by Conkin.

DVD titles include Human Footprint, Children of Men, Design E², and An Inconvenient Truth.

Library hosting Alumni Reception

Sullivan Family Library is hosting the CUH Alumni Reception on Thursday, April 23 from 6-8 pm.

While library services will still be available, please be aware that the noise level will be higher than usual during this time.

The library will expand hours Saturday, April 25 from 11a - 6p for the benefit of the alums attending the Alumni Luau at 5p.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Library Closed

The library will be closed in observance of Good Friday (April 10) and Easter Sunday (April 12). We'll be open Saturday, April 11 and starting again on Monday, April 13.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Database Access Disruption

Wednesday, April 1

The library's proxy server - which provides access to the journal databases - will go down for maintenance sometime today. Access to the databases via the library's website & the WebPortal will be affected.

Unfortunately, we do not have a specific time for this maintenance shutdown, nor the length of time it will take.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please note, this is not an April Fool's joke.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break Hours

Sat, Mar 21
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sun, Mar 22
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mon, Mar 23 - Wed, Mar 25
9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Thu, Mar 26
CLOSED - (Kuhio Day)

Fri, Mar 27
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat, Mar 28
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sun, Mar 29
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mon, Mar 30
Back to regular schedule

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Database Trials

We have new databases to try out. Check them out!

Sage eReference
expires March 31, 2009

AP Images
Over 5 million photographs (1825-present), one million news stories, one million audio clips (1920s-present), and 100,000 graphics.
expires April 15, 2009

American History in Video
expires April 17, 2009

Additionally, Gale, ProQuest, and Wilson have many of their databases available for trial, which include everything from general and reference information, nursing, small business, accounting, military, science, biography, art, current issues, and many more.
expires May 23, 2009

For more information and links to all the trials, go to our Trials page here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Women's History Month - Her Story

March is Women's History Month!

Come see our display of DVDs and books we have available for checkout which not only "recognize(s) and celebrate(s) the diverse and historic accomplishments of women"*, but documents their struggles, as well.

Our DVD titles include:

- Daughters of Afghanistan
- Elizabeth I
- Hawaii's Last Queen
- Monster
- Picture Bride
- Picture Mary
- The Rosa Parks Story

Our book titles include:

- Votes for Women - the struggle for suffrage revisted
- Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind - a study of women, crime, and prisons, 1835-2000
- Women and Redemption - a theological history
- Women in Hawai`i: Sites, Identities, and Voices
- Women's History as Scientists: a guide to the debates
- Women's Political Discourse - a 21st century perspective

*National Women's History Project

Friday, March 6, 2009

Murder Mystery Night on Friday the 13th

What? Murder at the Chaminade Culinary Institute

When? Friday, March 13, 2009, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where? Sullivan Family Library

Who? Hosted by the graduate programs in Criminal Justice Administration and Forensic Sciences

Advance tickets: $8 general or $5 Student with ID

For more information: Call 739-4663 or email

Check it out:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Library Display - Putumayo CD Collection

The Sullivan Family Library has a large assortment of Putumayo World Music and Putumayo Kids CDs available for checkout!

Our collection includes "Baila!: a Latin dance party", "Turkish Groove", "The Caribbean", "World Reggae", "Celtic Crossroads", "Asian Lounge", "Arabic Groove", "African Playground," and a whole lot more.

Come check out our display or check our library catalog for a complete list.

World music is your oyster at the Sullivan Family Library!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New & Interesting websites - Environmental Studies

Newly added to the Research by Subject links for Science/Health and Hawaiian/Pacific pages on the library website:

The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has one of the world's largest online archives of sound and video of various animals - including mammals, reptiles, fish, arthropods, amphibians and birds. Some Hawaii fauna are also included (i.e. elepaio, i`iwi, Hawaiian monk seal):

Searches are best done using the Latin (scientific) name.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ash Wednesday


Sullivan Family Library will be closed from 11:45am - 1 pm on Wednesday, February 25 for Ash Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Access to Research Databases

You can access the library's research databases these different ways:

1. Search by subject or title from the library website using the Search For link in the left sidebar.

2. Search each database from the new web portal using the tab Resources > Research Databases.

3. Search by subject using the OneSearch page.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Library Staff is reading

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace- One School at a Time/ by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Linda said: What amazed me is that this man lived in his car while all his money went to support his goal. Mortenson had been climbing the K2 mountain in Pakistan, was sick, got lost and stumbled upon a village whose people cared for him. He observed the village kids learning in the open air (too cold to learn in winter) and promised to return to build a school. Mortenson typed (with a typewriter!) letters soliciting donations. This humble beginning grew into the Central Asia Institute foundation and the construction of more than 70 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Call Number: LC2330 .M67 2007
Title: Three cups of tea
Author: Mortenson, Greg

Read more:
Honolulu Advertiser

Saturday, January 24, 2009

State of the State Address

Sullivan Family Library will show Governor Linda Lingle's State of the State Address on Monday, January 26 at 10 am.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Chaminade MBA alum Teri Pinney will be in the library next week for a book-signing of her newly released book, "The Missing Heart: Chronicles of an Educator".

Date: Wednesday, Jan 28
Time: 11:30 am

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Library Closed - Founder's Day Mass

Sullivan Family Library will be closed Wednesday January 21 from 10:45 am - 1:15 pm for Founder's Day Mass.

Friday, January 16, 2009

ebrary maintenance January 20, 2009

ebrary maintenance is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4 - 5 pm. ebrary may be unavailable during this time.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Welcome Back!

Sullivan Family Library welcomes everyone back for the Spring '09 semester and hopes everyone had a wonderful holiday break.

We have added OneSearch to our website. This feature allows searching across all of our databases at once (EBSCO, LexisNexis, ProQuest, etc.), rather than searching each database in turn.

See the post below for more info.

Friday, January 9, 2009

One search across multiple databases

OneSearch searches across the library research databases at one time. Try it when you're not sure exactly what you're looking for or what your topic will bring up. If you're doing extensive research, you will still want to search the native databases.

Available from the home page OneSearch tab or here.