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New traveling exhibition tells the story of the origins, creation, and impact of the King James Bible

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition opening at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library on August 23, 2012, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history. The story behind the King James Bible remains surprisingly […]

Library Staff Member and Spectrum Scholar reflects on American Library Association Annual Conference

Casey Ann Mitchell is the Acquisitions Supervisor for Pepperdine Libraries and she works out of Payson Library.  In addition to being a great member of the Library staff, Casey is currently pursuing her MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) at the University of North Texas and was selected as a 2011 Spectrum Scholar. Below are Casey’s […]

Pepperdine Libraries Welcomes the Round Table West Collection

Saturday, June 9, was a glorious, sunny day and the weather was only half the story.  That afternoon, Pepperdine University Libraries celebrated Gary Hudson’s donation of the Round Table West Collection to our Special Collections with a garden party at Robert Barbera’s beautiful San Marino home. Robert Barbera, Chair of the Library Committee of the […]

Library Hack – Ditch the pencil, take your smartphone to the stacks!

With these simple library hacks you can ditch the pencil and find Pepperdine Library items using your smartphone! We’ve seen students taking photos of computer screens (particularly the call numbers in library catalog records) with their phones and using those photos to find books in our Library stacks. Pepperdine’s Catalog (WorldCat Local) uses persistent links to […]

Library Hack – Silencing your computer’s startup sounds

If you’ve ever turned on your laptop in a quiet area of the  Library (unleashing this noise or that noise) and been the recipient of nearby studiers’ ire, Lifehacker has some tips for how to silence your computer’s startup sounds and boot like a ninja.

Library Hack – Help for your New Year’s Resolution to Read More

In writing to a university community which undoubtedly reads a lot in the normal course of business, a New Year’s resolution to “read more”  is less about a quantity of material consumed and more about the mental list we all have of the books or articles we would like to read. WorldCat Lists is a […]

Helpful links during CAS outage

Having troubles accessing Library Resources, Wavenet, Courses, etc. right now? You’re not alone.  CAS (the single sign-on access to Pepperdine University web services) is down and Pepperdine IT is working hard to restore service. Here are some helpful links: WEBMAIL: Visit and enter “pepperdine\NetworkID” and your password to access your Pepperdine email account. COURSES: […]

RACHEL CALOF – From Pepperdine Library to New York

The one-woman show Rachel Calof, which the Pepperdine University Libraries presented in February, opens Friday in New York City as part of the 2011 New York City International Fringe Festival.   It was one of 200 international productions selected for this year’s Festival, which blankets lower Manhattan with three weeks of shows during the month of […]

16 Study Rooms now open @ Payson Library

Lost and Found items at the Library

When the Library gets busy, our Lost and Found pile grows – USB drives, books/textbooks, documents, ID cards, sunglasses, jackets, notebooks, etc. If you’ve left something behind or if you see that someone else has forgotten something in the Library, the Information and Check Out Desk is the place to go. Drescher: (310) 506-8566 Encino: […]