Racism and Anti-Immigration Talk on Thursday

the Library will be hosting a talk on immigration and U.S. history from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
Speakers will briefly analyze the institutionalization of racism and court cases in U.S. history, and examine the history of reparations legislation. The long term implications of anti-immigrant rhetoric in the U.S. will then be linked to current immigration policies.

Know your (copy)rights

Copyright and academia will be the focus of this week’s presentation in the Honolulu CC library.
Cory Lenz,from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Law School Library, will give legal guidance on copyright and discuss the uses that students and faculty can make of copyrighted materials.
Those in attendance will learn the finer points of the Fair Use Doctrine and the Library Exception and will have a clearer sense of how their own uses of copyrighted materials (i.e. course reserves, courses packs, document uploads to course management systems, photocopying) comply with the law.
The session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the library.

Banned books? Celebrate the freedom to read

Banned books

This week, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 is  Banned Book Week in America.

This is a 33rd annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.   Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

The HonCC library has set up an exhibit of books that people have tried to have banned in America over the years.  To see a slideshow of the library’s display, click here.  Better yet, stop by the library this week and celebrate the freedom to read in person.

For more info on banned books and intellectual freedom, visit http://bannedbooksweek.org/.

Saviano to talk about changing comic books

comic booksEnglish Professor Jerry Saviano will discuss “Comic Books: Changing Audience, Changing Genre” in a talk 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 in the Honolulu Community College Library.
There will be free refreshments and a raffle at the end with the chance to win Passport Discount cards.  Some of the participating discount vendors include: Ruby Tuesdays, Times, IHOP, Teddy’s Bigger Burger, Baskin Robbins, and more.