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Accessing Library Resources from Off Campus

Remote access guide to Library services available during online instruction.
Fall 2020: All workshops will be done virtually


We're not happy about it either. We love having you visit the Library and browse the shelves. To keep everyone safe, though, no class visits are allowed this term.

Library Workshops

I need to schedule a workshop!

Please fill out the workshop request form.

Which workshops are available?

Most of them will be available asynchronously as an online tutorial or video. In some cases, library staff can meet with classes synchronously via Zoom.

  • Introduction to Databases - used in Introduction to Visual Culture, available as a tutorial guide or synchronous session
  • Introduction to Information Literacy - used in Writing in the Digital Age, available as a tutorial guide
  • Finding and Evaluating Images - used in Birth of the Modern, available as a recording or synchronous session
  • Evaluating and Annotating Sources - used in Ways of Knowing, available as a tutorial guide or as a synchronous session
  • Research Refresher - mainly used in Capstone, available as a video
  • Guided Research - have your students make one-on-one appointments
  • Josef Albers: Interaction of Color - used in Foundation, available as a tutorial guide
  • Artists' Books - used in many classes; contact us for access to online worksheets and presentations

These workshops are not available. Please contact us to find alternatives:

  • Otis Library Scavenger Hunt
  • Materials Collection

I really want to bring my class to the library to look at an item in Special Collections ...

No class visits are allowed during Fall 2020. Contact Vickie Thomas for options to view specific items, including artists' books.

Who to Contact

Otis College of Art and Design | 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 | Otis Dashboard

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