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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 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.

Multicultural Internship Program

Pepperdine Libraries is delighted to launch a new program aiming to give undergraduate students from diverse and historically underrepresented communities an opportunity to learn about the broad spectrum of career options available at an academic library through a paid, semester-long internship. Learn more about the Multicultural Internship Program.

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 20 Jan 2022

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.

Irvine Graduate Campus Librarian
Irvine Graduate Campus
Posted 6 Jan 2022

The Irvine 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 librarian develops strong working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and affiliated researchers at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology to support their learning, research, and teaching needs. The librarian works closely with colleagues and constituents to enhance existing programs and services and to develop new programs and services that promote the use of the libraries’ collections, services, and expertise. The librarian is also responsible for providing group and individual instruction and consultation for basic and advanced research and support for academic courses. This position, which enjoys faculty status, supports the University’s mission and strategic plan of promoting academic excellence and Christian values by helping students and faculty do research on a daily basis, teaching information literacy classes, and developing a strong collection of library materials.