Events
  • 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
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    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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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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.
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