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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.

Public Services Assistant
West LA Campus
Posted 20 Sep 2022

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the West Los Angeles (WLA) Graduate Campus Library, the Public Services Assistant oversees daytime library operations at the WLA Graduate Campus Library and provides support to libraries on other Pepperdine campuses as needed. The Public Services Assistant performs a variety of duties to assist Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff, which include checking out library materials, assisting patrons, navigating the library catalog, answering directional questions, helping patrons with printing/scanning/copying documents, and answering basic reference questions. This position supports the University’s mission and strategic plan of promoting academic excellence and Christian values by providing outstanding customer service and assisting students, faculty, and staff at the West Los Angeles Campus Library.

Research and Instruction Librarian
Malibu Campus
Posted 12 Sep 2022

The Research and Instruction Librarian provides research assistance to students and faculty, teaches information literacy classes, and serves as a liaison to faculty in assigned subject areas. This position, which enjoys faculty status, supports the University's mission of promoting academic excellence and Christian values by helping students and faculty conduct research, teaching information literacy classes, and developing a strong collection of library materials. Recent M.L.I.S. graduates are encouraged to apply; Pepperdine Libraries is committed to providing training, mentoring, and other forms of support to encourage the growth of the person in this position. The desired candidate for this position possesses a creative outlook.