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Feb 6, 2014
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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology offers interesting info graphics and information regarding the changing shape of students and technology usage in the classroom. Over 100,000 students across various institutions in the United States are sampled. I find the ECAR findings interesting as they show the relationship students have with technology as [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
All Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations will be open until 9pm on Friday, February 22, 2014. See written comments from past Teaching Excellence Awards nominations. For more information [more]
Nov 21, 2013
Library Blog
Canvas ThumbnailAs you may or may not be aware, Otis launched its first MOOC this past Summer, “The Modern Genius: Art and Culture in the 19th Century” taught by Parme Giuntini, Ph.D. We offered the course for free through Canvas.net. In summer 2013 we had 817 students enroll and this last fall 2013 we had 814 [more]
Nov 20, 2013
Library Blog
UPDATE: November 21, 2013: Maintenance was completed without any issues except no email was sent afterwards.  Please let us know if you encounter any problems. O-Space will be unavailable on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 1:00am – 2:00am PST. We apologize for the late notice. Although this downtime will be in the middle of the [more]
Nov 1, 2013
Library Blog
Bone collecting circulation desk.This year we joined the Otis Community in celebrating all things Halloween! The Millard Sheets library was transformed into a graveyard for the wandering dead earning an honored mention for the most sophisticated Halloween decorations in the inaugural Bite + Flight competition. It was a spooktacular day and we can’t wait for next year. Game on!
Oct 18, 2013
Library Blog
line4I Ching hexagrams for week 4 of the Otis Library’s exhibition Chance Operations, Random Access were cast by Jeseca Dawson, the Maltz Gallery 2012-14 Curatorial Fellow, and  Kevin Halladay-Glynn, photographer for the Los Angeles Loyolan (LMU). Kevin’s photographs are featured in The Loyolan article about Tapping the Third Realm, the Otis/Loyola Marymount collaborative exhibition currently [more]
Oct 11, 2013
Library Blog
weightFollowing John Cage’s use of the I Ching to introduce randomness into his compositions, we’re using the I Ching to randomly select items from the Otis Artists’ Book Collection for display in the Otis Library.  Hexagrams for Week 3 were cast by Sue Maberry, Jean-Marie Venturini, and Sarah Morton and the books pulled for display [more]
Oct 4, 2013
Library Blog
r b schuellerFor the library exhibition CHANCE OPERATIONS, RANDOM ACCESS we’re using the I Ching to randomly select items from the Otis Artists’ Book Collection for display.  Hexagrams for Week 2 were cast by Derek McMullen and Linda Dare and titles selected include the following.
Sep 26, 2013
Library Blog
heybeckerleCHANCE OPERATIONS, RANDOM ACCESS, the exhibition in the Otis Library held in conjunction with the Ben Maltz exhibition Tapping the Third Realm, showcases John Cage’s Rolywholyover: A Circus as well as books from our Artists’ Book Collection randomly selected every week using the I Ching. The books in the display case for Week 1 (Sept. [more]
Sep 4, 2013
Library Blog
correspondencecourseBooks from the Artists’ Book Collection that traveled to the Lab Press for Rebecca Chamlee’s class to see.  

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