Employment Opportunities

Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian 

Drescher Library – Malibu Campus

      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 Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian works under the direction of the Dean of Libraries and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services and is responsible for carrying out services to support learning, research, and teaching. The Librarian works closely with colleagues on the Malibu campus and with colleagues 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 promote use of the libraries collections, services and expertise.


  • Provide research and reference assistance, and other critical services to Library users.

a. Assist patrons in locating information using analog and digital sources.

b. Provide general research and reference assistance.

c. Offer in-depth research and reference support in business and public policy.

  • Manage the Drescher Campus Library.

a. Supervise library staff and students in daily activities at the library and evaluate their performance.

  • Actively participate in information literacy/knowledge navigation instruction.

a. Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating a program of orientation and instruction for students, faculty, and staff at the campus libraries.

b. Instruct patrons in information seeking research skills.

c. Instruct patrons in the use of both print and electronic (local area network, on-line, and Internet) information sources.

d. Create print and electronic instructional materials to support specific classes or subjects.

  • Create and disseminate pertinent information to users.

a. Review and update LibGuides.

b. Disseminate information about library services to appropriate distribution channels.

Participate in collection development activities.

a. Maintain a reference collection development and maintenance policy statement in business and public policy.

b. Evaluate and recommend materials in business and public policy for collection development.

c. Act as subject specialist liaison with faculty and administrators and communicate with them on a regular basis.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned, including:

a. Participate in the development, writing and updating of pertinent library documents, such as procedures manuals, database guides and training materials.

b. Plan and execute small exhibitions in the library.

c. Plan and coordinate presentations in the library (e.g., book talks, lectures, etc.).

d. Participate in long and short-term library planning for the Library.

e. Engage in research and publishing according to guidelines set forth in the Librarians' Handbook.

f. Serve on Library and University committees.

g. Seek out and participate in professional development activities.

  • Uphold 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; command of business databases for research; experience serving in-person and online graduate student populations; experience with ILS, MS Suite, Google Apps

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. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

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

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

For undergrad students wishing to apply for a position at Payson Library, please complete the online application.