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    May 30| Academic Dates

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures

    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.


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May 23, 2016
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ProQuest My Research screenshotThe ProQuest Research Library and the VOGUE Archive offer users an option to create a personal account to collect and save their research. It is called My Research.
May 12, 2016
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confetti-millardCongratulations to the Millard Sheets Library’s graduating work/study seniors: Jenny Kim, Communication Arts; Stephanie Moreno, Digital Media; Billy Pavlou, Digital Media; and Lily Valenzuela, Digital Media. We’ve enjoyed getting to know you and appreciate everything you’ve done to help the  library function smoothly. All the best as you take your next steps … now get [more]
Mar 16, 2016
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  Attention Otis Community! Digication will be performing important system upgrades on Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:59pm – 1:00am PT. This means O-Space will be unavailable during some or all of this time period. We apologize for the inconvenience! Please plan ahead!   Full announcement.    
Mar 11, 2016
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opac-book-coversProQuest will be undergoing critical maintenance on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 4:00 am PT, including ProQuest Research Library, the VOGUE Archive, eLibrary, and book covers in the Library Catalog.
Feb 9, 2016
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Brookl7n1The current exhibition in the Millard Sheets Library, curated by Darren Duterte.
Feb 5, 2016
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Call for Nominations for the 2016 Teaching Excellence AwardsAll Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Nominations will be open from Friday, February 5th until Sunday, February 21st at 9:00 p.m. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations [more]
Oct 1, 2015
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Dav Pilkey encourages us to READ and DISCUSS rather than censor books that contain material we might object to.
Sep 27, 2015
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BBW15[See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu] What do Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse have in common? All three of these books were challenged in 2014, either by parents or school districts asking libraries to withdraw copies from their shelves. During Banned Books Week, the American Library [more]
Sep 23, 2015
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Kanopy Streaming logo  The Millard Sheets Library has arranged a trial of a new database: http://otis.kanopystreaming.com Kanopy Streaming currently offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, and launches over 500 new release films every month. You can [more]
Sep 4, 2015
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Willy Wonka meme - Change is FunAs you may have noticed, we have been rolling out a new login method for some of the research databases and other resources. Why change? The new log in process uses your existing Otis credentials. There is no need to create and manage additional usernames and passwords, such as for lyndaCampus at Otis or ebrary. [more]