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Scholarly Resources Librarian

PURPOSE: To manage collection development activities for the University library and serve as liaison to faculty in assigned subject areas.

DUTIES: Coordinate liaison librarians in collaborative collection development activities including assessment, selection, resource trials, de-selection, and outreach to faculty; monitor long-term collection development commitments such as approval plans, serial subscriptions, patron-driven acquisitions, and electronic purchases versus leasing programs; negotiate licenses and contracts; develop good working relationships with vendors and consortia; communicate effectively with technical services and systems regarding acquisitions and access issues; manage the production and analysis of statistics relating to collections and their use as well as comparative analysis with peer institutions; monitor trends in collection development in academic libraries, and implement best practices to achieve library collection goals and objectives; serve as a library liaison in assigned subject areas which include teaching information literacy classes; uphold the University mission through work performed; and other duties assigned.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school required; ability to lead and work within a collaborative environment required; excellent analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills required; advanced attention to detail required; three years of relevant experience in an academic library showing progressive responsibility in collection development preferred; demonstrated ability to manage material budget preferred; previous experience handling vendor contacts and licenses preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and other library web systems preferred.
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

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Pepperdine Libraries Student Assistant

Payson Library – Malibu Campus

The Payson Library seeks energetic service-oriented students to join the team. Faculty, staff and students depend upon local library services, interlibrary services and resource sharing to support their research and educational needs. Library student workers play a key role in helping the Library achieve these goals.The Library supports the research and instructional needs of the campus community. Library operations encompass a wide variety of activities that range from shelving library materials and basic data entry to complex office/business activities and public service. Library student workers support these activities as well as provide the majority of staffing on weekday evenings and weekends.

For student assistant positions at our Graduate Campus Library locations, please contact the appropriate Campus Library for additional information.

To apply for a position at Payson Library, please complete the online applicatio