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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Mission and Goals

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Mission Statement

The Millard Sheets Library provides a learning environment designed to inspire creative students and faculty at Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Goals of the Otis Library

  1. To provide collections of traditional library materials as well as emerging digital resources which foster creativity, critical thinking, and diversity of thought, with an emphasis on supporting the Otis curriculum
  2. To provide anytime/anywhere access to library databases and information resources
  3. To empower students and faculty in their ability to locate, evaluate, and ethically use print and electronic resources
  4. To collaborate with the faculty to design information literacy instruction that supports critical thinking
  5. To support the faculty in learning and using appropriate instructional technologies
  6. To promote this library and other libraries as a source of inspiration for creative work, intellectual pursuits, recreation, and independent lifelong learning
  7. To play an active role in supporting more effective organization and presentation of information for the diverse audiences of the College
  8. To actively contribute to the intellectual life of the College

 


Library Assessment Activities

The Library Director works with faculty and departments to ensure that the ILO/WASC Core Competency for Information Litearacy is met.

Information Literacy ILO:  Otis graduates will be able to assemble, evaluate, and ethically use information from diverse sources to accomplish a specific purpose.