Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Student Checkout Policy - Main Campus

Currently enrolled students with a valid Otis ID and who complete a Library Checkout Agreement form may reserve and checkout materials from the Library circulation desk. Students are responsible for all materials checked out on their library account, and for monitoring their accounts. To view your account online, log in at: https://opac.otis.edu/.

If a student’s library account reflects any past due materials or fines from a prior semester, that student’s library privileges are suspended until all outstanding materials are returned and any fines cleared.

Checkout Periods

Books, Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays, CDs, Reserves, and Anatomical models may be checked out during all open hours.* 

Electronic devices and Items in Special Collections or from the Annex are available only while senior library staff are present. 

The Visual Resources Center is open during weekday business hours only.

*Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays may not be checked out over the winter break.

Library materials may be checked-out according the following schedule (unless otherwise indicated on the Library Schedule):

Fall/Spring** Summer School**
Mon – Thurs:  7:30 am to 10:00 pm Mon  & Wed:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday:  7:30 am to 5:30pm Tues  & Thurs:  8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:15 pm to 3:00 pm Friday:  8:30 am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:15 pm to 5:00 pm  
   
Interim Periods**  
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm   
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED  **CLOSED all major holidays.

Undergraduate students whose student accounts are not yet cleared for the coming semester are not eligible for library privileges beyond the current semester’s last day of classes. Graduate students who have been approved by their home department may have year-round access while enrolled in that department or program.

Online Holds

When a student’s library account is current and they have no library checkout or student accounts holds, material request/holds may be placed at the circulation desk, or through our Online Public Access Catalog. If the materials are currently checked out to another patron, that patron will not be able to renew the item, and upon return of the item a notification will be sent to the requesting student’s Otis email account. If the materials are not currently checked out, a request/hold will keep others from checking them out for up to 3 days after the hold is placed.

 

Renewals

May not be renewed

  Initial Check-out Undergraduate Student Graduate Student
Books / CDs 3 weeks May be renewed once May be renewed twice
Videos / DVDs / Blu-rays 1 week  May not be renewed  May be renewed once
iPad/tablets/e-Readers 3 weeks May not be renewed  May not be renewed 

Renewals will not be allowed if there is a Request for the item in the system.

 

Online renewals: Starting 3 days before materials are due, when a student’s library account is current and they have no library issued checkout or student accounts holds, materials may be renewed online or through the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog using the Otis

Xnumber and Self-Service PIN. If a student has difficulty renewing items, they should contact the circulation desk for help.

Library Materials

Unless otherwise noted, all library materials that are available for checkout are considered to be in good condition for their circulation age, and in the case of electronic or visual media, in good working order. Students are responsible for inspecting the materials before they leave the library. If any missing or damaged parts or pages are found, the student must notify circulation staff, to make note of the condition in the system. Students are responsible for returning the materials in the condition they were issued. Students will be responsible for all repair and/or replacement costs for materials that are damaged, lost, or stolen while checked-out to them. Repair costs will be estimated by the library’s cataloger. In lieu of paying replacement costs, students may elect to replace the lost or damaged materials and pay a $15.00 processing fee per item. Replacement materials must be the same ISBN and year (or make and model of equipment) as the lost or damaged item, unless otherwise designated by the library cataloger. The library is not responsible for data left on any laptop, tablet, or other device.

Students are responsible for backing up all data before returning electronic devices.

Late Fee and Holds***

All library materials and equipment available for checkout are due promptly on the return due date. Late Fees begin to accrue as soon as materials and/or devices are past due in the system. (Please note: library fines do not accrue during holidays, breaks or weekends.)

Late Fees vary according to the type of the materials/equipment.

Books / CDs 25 cents per day iPads/tablets/ e-Readers $5.00 per day
Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays 50 cents per day Anatomical model  50 cents per day
Reserves
(if taken from library)
$5.00 per day    

 

Processing Fees are $15.00 per item.

Replacement Costs are assessed at the time it becomes clear that the materials will not be returned, and vary based on availability and value of each item.

A Library Checkout Hold will prevent the student from borrowing materials, renewing materials, or placing holds, until the account is cleared. A checkout hold will be placed on the student’s library patron account automatically:

  • When their fines reach $10.00 or are more than six days old.
  • When they have overdue library materials on their patron account.
  • Two weeks before the end of every term, all student patron accounts are placed on temporary hold. This particular hold is for account assessment and may be cleared by circulation staff once the patron account has been assessed and is in good standing.

A Student Accounts Hold will be placed on a student’s account when a fine is sent to the Office of Student Accounts, per the Student Enrollment Agreement. A student accounts hold may cause all grades, transcripts, and future enrollment to be withheld until the student account for the current semester is cleared. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts with any questions.

A Student Account Hold may be placed on a student’s account when:

  • Fines over $10.00 are overdue 30 days from the date of issuance, or the first business day after the last class meeting date of that semester, whichever comes first.
  • Fines under $10.00 are overdue 8 weeks, or the day after the last class meeting date of that semester, whichever comes first.
  • Materials are overdue 3 weeks or more, or the day after the last class meeting date of that semester, whichever comes first.

***It is not within the Library’s purview to make exceptions to College hold policies; students may direct questions and concerns about checkout or student account holds to the Student Affairs Office.

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