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Student Assistants

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 Libraries achieve these goals. The Libraries support the research and instructional needs of the campus community. 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.

Staff/Librarian Positions

Full-time professional positions are listed on the Pepperdine Jobs website and are occasionally reposted here.

Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, University Archives, and Preservation
Malibu Campus
Posted 15 Sep 2021

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Special Collections, University Archives, and Preservation oversees all aspects of the Special Collections, University Archives, and Preservation department. The AUL leads a team of faculty, staff, and student workers to conduct collection development, preservation, organization, description, access, instruction, promotion and outreach for cultural heritage materials held by the libraries, especially rare books and archival materials. The AUL provides administrative oversight and support by setting priorities, hiring and supervising staff, managing budget expenditures, developing policies and procedures, and grant-writing. The AUL works with the Dean of Libraries and the department's faculty and staff to set a vision for the department, and promotes this vision to stakeholders, including donors, faculty, and researchers. The AUL also serves on the libraries' senior leadership team, and integrates the work of the department with the library as a whole. Additionally, the AUL contributes to teaching, learning, and research on campus by hosting workshops, providing in-class instruction, and leading seminars using special collection materials. The AUL helps to maintain ties with the university's local community and heritage by building collections that reflect these relationships.

Drescher Library Public Services Evening Supervisor
Malibu Campus
Posted 16 Aug 2021

The Drescher Library Public Services Evening Supervisor oversees evening library operations, supervises evening student workers and closes the library. This position works cooperatively with other departments in the library to provide excellent customer service, process interlibrary loans, and obtain faculty-requested electronic reserves. This position contributes to the mission of the university by supporting the learning, research, and teaching needs of faculty, students, and staff.