Wednesday, February 19, 2025

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase the awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. The annual event was founded in 1985 as a partnership between American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of the Imperial Chemical Industries. Throughout the world, events are held including walks and runs and often the illumination of buildings in the color pink.

Below are a select number of resources related to breast cancer to help you to learn more about the disease. 

Abel, E. K. (2008). After the cure: the untold stories of breast cancer survivors. New York University Press. 

"The stories of 70 women living in the aftermath of breast cancer. Chemo brain. Fatigue. Chronic pain. Insomnia. Depression. These are just a few of the ongoing, debilitating symptoms that plague some breast cancer survivors long after their treatments have officially ended. While there are hundreds of books about breast cancer... what has been missing until now is testimony from the thousands of women who continue to struggle with persistent health problems." -- from publisher

Rodriguez, M. A. (2019). Handbook of cancer survivorship care. Springer Publishing.

"...serves a practical and concise guide for the multidisciplinary management of cancer survivors. Each chapter is authored by a team consisting of a seasoned oncologist and an experienced practitioner who provides direct services in survivorship care... As a pocket-sized, quick reference Handbook of Cancer Survivorship Care is an indispensable resource for any healthcare provider seeing patients in remission..." -- from publisher

Saunders, C. (2018). Breast cancer: the facts. Oxford University Press. 

"Breast Cancer: The Facts provides essential, easy-to-follow information on all aspects of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer. It provides essential background information on the disease and equips patients affected by breast cancer and their families to be able to ask their healthcare team the questions they need answered to make informed decisions about their treatment." -- from publisher

Sunday, October 10, 2021

LIBRARY CLOSED - Monday, October 11, 2021 - Discoverers' Day

On Monday, October 11, 2021, the Library will be closed in observance of Discoverers' Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, October 12 at 8:15am.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Fall 2021 Sullivan Family Library Hours

 Beginning Monday, August 23, 2021

REQUIRED for Non-CUH Visitors to Library

In accordance with the University's policy regarding visitors to the CUH campus, non-CUH users of the Library will be required to present appropriate documentation and sign in at the Circulation Desk upon entering the Library (sign in only once per day).

Here is the University's policy on visitors to the campus, also available at
Effective September 24, 2021
In our continued effort to maintain the health and safety of our campus community, individuals planning to visit campus are required to present one of the following prior or immediately upon arrival to Chaminade University’s campus. The University faculty or staff member hosting the visitors(s) is responsible for the authentication of one of the approved forms of documentation.
QR code from State of Hawaii’s Safe Access program
COVID-19 Vaccination Card
Negative test result for COVID-19 within 48 hours of arrival
Examples of a campus visit include speakers, guests or individuals spending ten or more minutes indoors with Chaminade students, faculty and/or staff.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Library Webpage Security Error Message

The Sullivan Family Library is aware of its webpage’s security error message and is working to resolve this issue. The library would like to reassure everyone that it is safe to proceed to its webpage and it does have a security certificate. The error messages may appear differently, depending on the browser used to access the webpage. Some may require the user to click on the ‘Advanced’ button before getting to the ‘Proceed’ message (see screenshot below).  If there are any further concerns or questions, please contact the library at (808) 735-4725 or at for assistance.

Donate Your Footwear

Campus Ministry is sponsoring "Give Me Your Sole," a footwear drive, from Oct. 1st through the 31st. They've placed a drop-off bin in the Library where you can donate footwear, which will all go to the Next Step shelter. You will be helping someone by donating your "gently worn, used, or new" footwear. Thank you for your generosity!

Friday, October 1, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each day, intimate partner violence is a reality millions of people wake up to face.  From physical violence to verbal, sexual, mental, and emotional abuse, domestic violence is something someone you know has experienced, or even something you have gone through yourself.

The Sullivan Family Library will have their Domestic Violence Awareness display up all month near our ReadBox with books, brochures, and awareness ribbons.  If you cannot locate our display, please ask our staff and they can direct you to the table. 


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hawaiian History Month

As Hawaiian History Month draws to a close, we want to share some resources to help you stay connected.

You are always welcome to search our Hawaiian Pacific Collection at the Sullivan Family Library while the library is open. The collection cannot be checked out but can be enjoyed in the library.

Below are external organizations you can connect with:

Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī

Founded in 2007, the organization aims to educate those living in Hawaiʻi, and those visiting as well, about the true history of this islands and provide information on the Native Hawaiian people. 

Hawaiian Council

The Hawaiian council aims to lift the lāhui and enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development for Native Hawaiians.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA aims to improve the wellbeing of all Native Hawaiians and was born out of the activism of the 1970s. Annually, OHA provides Native Hawaiian students with $500,000 in scholarships to help pay for college and has given out over $34 million in loans to help Native Hawaiians start businesses, improve their homes, and consolidate debt.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Hawaiian History Month: Hawaiian Renaissance

In this week's installment of blogs to commemorate Hawaiian History Month, we focus on the Hawaiian renaissance.

The first Hawaiian renaissance is associated with King Kamehameha V and his nationalist sentiments that were carried on through the reign of King Kalākaua, for whom the Merrie Monarch festival is named in honor of.

The second Hawaiian renaissance begun in the 1970s with a surge of music, arts, and scholarly interest in Kānaka Maoli culture and identity.  Below are resources sharing information on the Hawaiian renaissance and Hawaiian history. For more information, please reach out to the Hawaiian-Pacific Librarian, Krystal Kakimoto, at

Arista, N. (2019). The kingdom and the republic: sovereign Hawaiʻi and the early United States. University of Pennsylvania Press. 

"Noelani Arista  uncovers a trove of previously unused Hawaiian language documents to chronicle the story of Hawaiians' experience of encounter and colonialism in the nineteenth century. The result is a heretofore untold story of native political formation, the creation of indigenous law, and the extension of chiefly rule over natives and foreigners alike." -- from publisher

Beamer, K. (2003). Mohala hou: music of the Hawaiian Renaissance. ʻOhe Records. 

Songs in Hawaiian and English associated with the second Hawaiian renaissance. 

Kamae, E. (2004). The Sons of Hawaiʻi [videorecording]. The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation. 

"Documentary on the Sons of Hawaiʻi, one of the most influential and enduring music groups of the Hawaiian cultural renaissance. Follows the group over a forty-year time span." -- from publisher

Low, S. (2013). Hawaiki rising: Hōkūleʻa, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian renaissance. Island Heritage Publishing. 

"The true story of Hōkūleʻa and the men and women who sailed in t he wake of their ancestors to discover pride in their culture and themselves." -- from publisher

Hōkūleʻa sailing in the sea with a bird flying in the air
Hōkūleʻa, Copyright Herb Kāne