Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Other L.A. Libraries

Many Los Angeles Area Libraries Available to the Otis Community.

Academic Libraries

Loyola Marymount University

Find out how members of the Otis community may access LMU's Hannon Library. Contact the Circulation Manager.

Getty Research Library

  • Visiting the Getty Research Library has never been easier. The Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call (310) 440-7390 and make an appointment. Parking will be free. For further information about visiting, click here.
  • Getty library materials do not circulate. Plaza Reader Privileges are easily granted. Please show your Otis ID. Materials from storage may be paged for use in the library.
  • Otis faculty, graduate students, and other students with extensive research needs may apply for Stack Reader Privileges and use the open stack and reading areas of the Library.
  • Reference Librarians will be on hand to assist you, but don't expect them to do the research for you. Search their OPAC first and make sure they have what you need before you go.

UCLA Arts Library

1400 Public Policy Building
Hours
Obtaining a UCLA Library Card ($100 per year)
Otis Faculty may obtain free access. External Users Eligible for Free Cards: "Faculty and librarians from accredited institutions of higher education in the state of California in accordance with the state's Master Plan for Higher Education."

 

Public Libraries

Los Angeles Public Library

With an LAPL card, you can requisition materials from any branch in the entire LA area to be sent to a convenient local branch, including the Loyola Village Branch across the street. The resources are vast. This is an excellent option for many resource needs. There are also numerous full-text databases available through the LAPL site (with library card number). An E-Card will allow you to use many of the databases from home. You will need an L.A. address.

County of Los Angeles Public Libraries

There's a branch in Marina del Rey and any California resident is eligible to borrow materials. This is L.A.'s other public library system, covering areas not counted as part of the actual city.

Beverly Hills Public Library

Students can get a free library card with a California ID from a city within the metropolitan L.A. area. The Fine Arts Division of the Library is excellent with a large collection of books, video tapes, DVDs, compact discs, cassette tapes, a circulating slide library, sheet music, and CD-ROMs.

Digital Public Library of America

Everything is completely online. It brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Millions of books and images available.

 

Library Catalogs

Melvyl

Melvyl is a computer-based library system for the California Digital Library, a shared library of the University of California (UC). The Catalog database contains records for books and other materials owned by any of the UC campuses, including UCLA. It also contains records for the California State Library in Sacramento and several other California institutions. California Digital Library.

World Cat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. If you find a book you want, you can find it in any member libraries near by. Otis and smaller libraries may have the book, but we aren't members, so it won't show up.

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