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Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian

The Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian is a key member of the team of librarians and staff who together manage the operations of the graduate campus libraries at Pepperdine University. The Librarian is a creative and dynamic leader responsible for carrying out services to support learning, research, and teaching. The Librarian works closely with colleagues on both the Malibu campus and at Pepperdine graduate campus locations around the Los Angeles area. The Librarian interacts with faculty in the Graduate Business and Public Policy Schools, and participates in the design and delivery of services and programs that effectively promote use of the libraries collections, services, and expertise.  

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manages the Drescher Campus Library. Supervises library staff and students and evaluates their performance.
  • Participates in collection development activities. Maintains a reference collection development statement and a maintenance policy statement in business and public policy. Evaluates and recommends materials in business and public policy for collection development. Acts as a subject specialist liaison with faculty and administrators and communicates with them on a regular basis.
  • Provides research and reference assistance, and other critical services. Assists patrons in locating information using analog and digital sources. Provides general research and reference assistance. Offers in-depth research and reference support in business and public policy.
  • Actively participates in information literacy/knowledge navigation instruction. Assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating a program of orientation and instruction for students, faculty, and staff at the campus libraries. Instructs patrons in information seeking research skills. Instructs patrons in the use of both print and electronic information sources. Creates print and electronic instructional materials to support specific classes or subjects.
  • Creates and disseminates pertinent information to users. Reviews and updates LibGuides. Disseminates information about library services using appropriate distribution channels.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned. Participates in the development, writing and updating of pertinent library documents, such as procedure manuals, database guides and training materials. Plans and executes small exhibitions in the library. Plans and coordinates presentations in the library (e.g., book talks, lectures, etc.). Participates in long and short-term library planning. Engages in research and publishing according to guidelines set forth in the Librarians' Handbook. Serves on Library and University committees. Seeks out and participates in professional development activities.
  • Upholds and promotes University mission through work performed.

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 and Qualifications

Required: M.L.S or similar degree from an ALA accredited library school. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, well organized, team player, highly motivated, ability to work independently and collaboratively. An appreciation for and understanding of the University’s Christian mission, and a desire to contribute to that mission.

Preferred: Second master's degree.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.

This is a librarian, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

For more information and to apply, please visit: [http://jobs.pepperdine.edu/cw/en/job/495724/drescher-graduate-campus-librarian].

 

Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion

Payson Library – Malibu Campus

The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion plays a leading role in the presentation of Pepperdine's unique collections and scholarly output to the world. The Librarian works closely with special collections and university archives personnel to identify, research, and prioritize materials for ingest into digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm. Following best practices, the Librarian devises scanning workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian maintains and expands Pepperdine's digital collections and actively seeks out and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content. The Librarian also manages Pepperdine's institutional repository and digital publications platform, both of which are powered by Digital Commons (bepress). These initiatives are designed to promote Pepperdine scholarly communications, and involve a significant effort in outreach and coordination with Pepperdine administrators, faculty, and students.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion is responsible for three key areas:

Digital Publishing – Works closely with content creators, editors, publishers to solicit, organize, upload, and maintain scholarly content within the library's digital publishing platform (digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu).

Digital Curation – Assists in the selection of collections for digitization working closely with library and academic personnel; provides narrative descriptions for collections added to the digital repository; creates Blog postings regarding newly added collections; coordinates and carries out description of digital objects with Center for Linked Data personnel; coordinates in collaboration with the Library's preservation committee preservation of digital content, and develops ways to strategically disseminate content to a diverse array of users.

Digital Conversion – Manages, oversees and coordinates digital conversion, including normalization of content, digital to analog conversion (scanning, imaging, and copying) to digital systems and formats following accepted preservation and access guidelines, standards, policies and procedures.

The Librarian also contributes to the Library's user services program by participating in subject matter liaison work, and contributes to other digital initiatives, including iTunes U, as needed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general 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.

Qualifications/Skills: Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; knowledge of current digitization standards and practices; knowledge of metadata including LCSH, MARC, and Dublin Core; the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment; and excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills. Preferred: At least three years of experience curating digital collections in an academic library; experience with a digital repository; knowledge of archival description and arrangement; and supervisory experience.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.

This is an exempt, 40 hour per week Librarian position.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

To apply for this position, please go to Pepperdine University Job Site


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 application.

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