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Open Access Publishing Support Program

Open access publishing has received considerable attention in recent years and has increasingly become a viable means for faculty and staff authors to make their works available to the scholarly community in a timely manner. To encourage open access publishing and to help faculty and staff authors address any associated financial challenges, Pepperdine Libraries, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, now offers open access publishing support stipends. Faculty and staff authors may apply for up to $3,000 in award money each academic year.


AEL Collegiate Essay Contest

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to facilitate an annual essay contest for US college students. Americanism Educational Leaders, which supports this scholarship, strives to provide students with opportunities to discover, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American experience. The competition goes live in the spring and the deadline for submission is May 31.



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

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

Staff/Librarian Positions

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

Research and Instruction Librarian
Malibu Campus

The Research and Instruction Librarian provides information literacy instruction and research consultation services while serving as a liaison to faculty in assigned subject areas. This position, which enjoys faculty status, supports academic excellence and Christian values by collaborating with other librarians and campus partners to develop instructional materials and to evaluate, select, and review information resources. In alignment with the University’s mission and strategic plan, the person in this position establishes and maintains engagement with students, faculty, and staff to support their research, teaching, and learning needs.

West Los Angeles Campus Librarian
West Los Angeles Campus

The West Los Angeles (WLA) Campus Librarian is a key member of the team of librarian faculty and staff who together manage the operations of the graduate campus libraries at Pepperdine University. The WLA Campus Librarian reports to the Associate University Librarian for Graduate Campus Libraries 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 in Southern California. An essential element of this position involves providing support to the expanding population of online graduate students. In alignment with the University’s mission and strategic plan, the librarian works closely with faculty in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and participates in the design and delivery of services and programs that promote the use of the libraries’ collections, services, and expertise.