Events
  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Information Literacy at Otis: Learning Outcomes by Level

Foundation Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Somewhat effective in defining key research concepts and terms, although some coaching may be required. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds some appropriate sources. Uses at least 2 database articles and/or books and evaluates them satisfactorily according to CRAAP standards as evidenced through annotations for at least 2 sources. Begins to incorporate information into the paper/project and cites most sources with possibly some issues of unintentional plagiarism.
 

Sophomore Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Mostly effective in defining key research concepts and terms. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds good substantive sources. Uses at least 3 database articles and/or books and evaluates them well as evidenced through annotations using CRAAP standards for at least 3 sources. Synthesizes information into the paper/project and cites all sources. Includes a Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

Junior Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Effective in defining key research concepts and terms. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds good substantive sources. Uses at least 4 database articles and/or books and evaluates them well as evidenced through annotations using CRAAP standards for at least 4 sources. Synthesizes information into the paper/project and cites all sources. Includes a Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

Senior Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Effectively defines key research concepts and terms. Finds good substantive sources through the databases, interviews, and books in addition to reputable websites. Searches at least 2 different appropriate databases and uses a total of at least 6 good sources. Thoroughly evaluates 5 of them using CRAAP standards. Synthesizes all cited information coherently into the paper/project. Cites all sources and includes an Annotated Bibliography and Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

 

 

 


 

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