About Pepperdine University Libraries
Resources for Faculty
Pepperdine Librarians provide in-class instruction, workshops and individual consultations in information-seeking skills and in the use of library resources.
Instruction goals may include the ability to:
- articulate and focus information needs
- develop information gathering strategies which save the researcher time
- search electronic and print databases
- use Internet resources to research a topic
- evaluate sources of information
- apply information ethics (citing sources and fair use policy)
Instruction at Payson Library
Instruction request can be submitted online using the Instruction Request Form. A librarian who is also a subject specialist in your area will work with you and your class. Please schedule your class at least one week in advance. If you have questions about library instruction, please contact Sally Bryant at x4262.
Instruction at Graduate Campus Libraries
To arrange for instruction at West Los Angeles, Encino, Westlake Village, or Drescher faculty need to schedule a conference with either the GSEP liaison librarian, Maria Brahme, or the GSBM liaison librarian, Lizette Gabriel. At Irvine, instructors from either school may contact Irvine Campus Librarian, Toby Berger, to request instruction. Instruction requests should be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the instruction is needed. Please click here to access the Instruction Request Form.
The librarians have created over 200 InfoGuides specific to courses and collections available to the Pepperdine community. These guides help users navigate collections and identify the most useful resources and tools for their research. InfoGuides can be viewed online by anyone, to access the databases within the guides users will need to log in through WaveNet.
Information Literacy Program
The Pepperdine University Libraries offer a robust Information Literacy Program of instruction for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Libraries' Information Literacy Program is designed to acquaint students with a wide range of resources and also build a framework for life-long research skills. Information Competencies have been developed along with a plan by which students may obtain these skills through web-based and classroom activities.