Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Image: Electronic Sound Bath
     

  • L: Nora Jane Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • 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. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • 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.

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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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