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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Material and Checkout Policy for Alumni

Requirements

Alumni borrowers must have a degree from Otis.
Contact Laura Daroca, Director of Alumni Relations ldaroca@otis.edu or 310–665–6895 for verification of graduation. The Alumni Office will notify the Library with names of alumni who express an interest in obtaining borrowing privileges from the library and are verified as graduates.
 
Alumni borrowers receive their library card from the circulation desk at the Library.
Go in person Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Your name must be on verified by the Alumni Office and approved in writing by email to the library before alumni access to the library will be granted.

Location:
Millard Sheets Library
3rd Floor, Ahmanson Building
Goldsmith Campus, Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90045

Alumni borrowers sign an agreement form.
Alumni agree to special alumni borrowing guidelines established by the Library.

Alumni borrowers pay a non-refundable, annual $50 fee to the Friends of Library.
Pay this fee at the Library when you fill out the agreement form.

Alumni borrowers have access during regular Library hours.
Check the Millard Sheets Library web site for hours and library resources.
 

Regulations Pertaining to Alumni

Library cards are not transferable.

All standard Library policies remain in effect except:

  1. Slides and carousels do not circulate to Alumni.
  2. Alumni may borrow up to five items at any one time.
  3. Alumni may borrow books for two weeks.
  4. Alumni renewal period for books is seven days assuming there are no requests pending. You may renew only once.
  5. Alumni may borrow videos for two days.
  6. Alumni renewal period for videos is two days assuming there are no requests pending. You may renew only once.
  7. lumni who do not return library materials within the scheduled loan period will have their borrowing  privileges suspended until the material is returned or renewed. The Library charges fines for overdue material, payable by the borrower. Borrowing privileges will not be restored until material is returned, renewed or replaced, and all outstanding fines and charges have been paid.
  8. There will be no grace period for overdue fines.
    • Overdue fine for books is $.25 per day.
    • Overdue fine for videos is $1.00 (does not include weekends or holidays).
  9. Alumni may place a hold on books that are charged out to students or faculty. However, such holds are subject to cancellation if the material is required for student or faculty use.
  10. In the event library material is lost or damaged, regardless of the reason, the holder of the membership will be held personally liable for replacement of the material, and reinstatement of membership privileges will not be considered until full compensation has been made for the replacement cost of said material and other charges incurred and recorded on the patron account.
  11. Non-return of library material constitutes a debt to the Otis College of Art & Design. Unresolved records and accounts will be turned over to the Finance Department for collection and settlement at the College's discretion.
  12. Alumni privileges do not include off campus access to subscription databases.
  13. The Library reserves the right to cancel or refuse memberships with the approval of the Library Director.
  14. If you are caught stealing, you will forfeit all library privileges indefinitely (without refund) and you will be subject to legal action.