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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.


Library Research Awards

Current undergraduate Seaver College students are invited to apply for a library research award. Up to two awards -- $1,000 for first-place and $500 for second-place -- will be given to undergraduates who successfully demonstrate effective use of Pepperdine Libraries services, resources, or collections as part of their coursework during the 2022-2023 academic year.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 31, at 11:59 PM Pacific time. 


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.

Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives
Malibu Campus
Posted 29 Mar 2023

The Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives provides managerial and curatorial oversight of the University Archives, with particular emphasis on the following activities: assuring intellectual control and access, collection development, the provision of research services, and collection preservation. The Archivist is responsible for carrying out the processing of archival collections, including the creation and updating of the Archives Processing Manual. The Archivist supervises student employees and graduate and undergraduate student interns. The Archivist also provides classroom instruction, in which archives materials are used to promote primary source literacy. This position, which enjoys faculty status, supports the University’s mission and strategic plan of promoting academic excellence and Christian values by providing access to primary source research collections, offering primary source information literacy training to students, and developing archival collections that reflect the university’s heritage.