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Student Appreciation Day – Friday, January 30, 2015

On Friday, January 30, 2015, Pepperdine University Libraries salutes the students of Pepperdine with Student Appreciation Day at Payson Library. Dean of Libraries Mark Roosa says, “Pepperdine students possess an extraordinary intellectual curiosity, a strength of spirit, and goodness of heart that defines this institution. We wish to show our appreciation to them, for it […]

Americanism Educational Leaders Essay Contest 2014 – Due Date June 30th

The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest. At the heart of the mission of the Americanism Educational Leaders (AEL) is its strong belief in “American exceptionalism” (i.e., that our country is exceptional in the history of the world). All of AEL’s programs are meant to […]

Library Partners with SGA to Offer Textbooks to Students

Dean of Libraries, Mark Roosa announced today the launch of the Pepperdine Textbook Loan Program.  In collaboration with the Seaver College Student Government Association, the libraries have purchased a collection of textbooks that support the general education curriculum at Seaver College and will make these textbooks available to students on a first come first served […]

Visit WLA Campus Library display highlighting works of Dr. Sonia Nieto

Stop by the WLA Campus Library and have a look at the display highlighting the prolific publishing of Dr. Sonia Nieto, the GSEP Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series speaker.  Dr. Nieto is  a leading authority in the field of multiculturalism and Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture in the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her talk […]

Dr. Terrence Roberts at Pepperdine University Libraries: “We Are All Making History”

On January 31, Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine” — the nine African-American students who volunteered to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 – spoke at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library, before a capacity audience of students, faculty, and community members.  He recounted the days in 1957 when the world watched […]

Library Hack – Hanging Indents for Works Cited/Bibliographies

Are you writing a research paper and have gotten stuck formatting the Works Cited/Bibliography?  Whether you are using MLA, APA, or Chicago, each style requires that the lines for each citation after the first line be indented – these are called “hanging indents.”  Rather than trying to manually manipulate the citations using tabs, spaces, etc., […]

Dia de los Muertos display at WLA Graduate Campus Library

Dia de los Muertos Display (October 27-November 16, 2012) Co-sponsored by California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) and Pepperdine University The Dia de los Muertos altar & installation created by artists Alberto Hernandez Castillo, Kay Gott,and Maria Pickmen includes both traditional and non-traditional approaches to observing the holiday and honoring ancestors. “This is an event […]

Pepperdine Librarians publish research on eBooks

Lizette Gabriel and Maria Brahme have published an article describing the findings from their study of distance student use of and preferences for Ebooks.  The article appears in the July edition of Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. The full text of the article is available through the library via the Taylor […]

Pepperdine Libraries Assessing First Year Students’ Research Skills

During Fall 2012, Pepperdine University Libraries is administering the SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy) Cohort Test to assess the information literacy skills of incoming undergraduate students. The information literacy skills tested are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education which address competencies such as: (1) determining the nature and extent of […]

Library Hack – Textbooks in the Library

At the beginning of each semester, we frequently get asked, “Does the Library have this textbook?”  Generally speaking, the Library does not purchase textbooks as part of its collection development — in part, because textbooks are updated so often that having the most recent edition used in each course would be cost-prohibitive.  There are enough […]