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New Director of the Genesis Lab Empowers Students and Faculty with Technology

In 2021, Lauren Haberstock was promoted to director of the Genesis Lab makerspace and librarian for emerging technology and digital projects. Since moving offices, she has been doing a stellar job at the helm of the lab creating engaging experiences for students.

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Understanding J.R.R. Tolkien through a Christian Perspective

Pepperdine Libraries celebrates the 130th birthday of renowned British author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, born January 3, 1892. The Libraries holds several works by the acclaimed author.

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Christmas Season Resources Online

We're more than just books! Here at Pepperdine Libraries we have a wonderful array of electronic resources. We've compiled a sampling of resources like ebooks, videos, and more to help you get in the holiday spirit.

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Celebrating C.S. Lewis

Pepperdine Libraries commemorates the birth and lasting literary and theological legacy of renowned British author and theologian Clive Staples Lewis, born November 29, 1898.

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Payson Library Practicum Focuses on Restoration Movement Publications

Every so often, a student or someone from the community will reach out to one of our librarians to propose a project that complements their academic studies. Lucy Perrin, who many of our readers know due to her deep connections to Pepperdine, was one such person looking to partner with the Libraries to enhance her studies through experiential learning. She is attending the University of North Texas and is close to earning a master of science in library science. Working with the Boone Special Collections and University Archives team, Perrin initiated a project to gain a better understanding of the Libraries’ holdings of Restoration Movement publications.

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Open Access Week 2021

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access Open Access Week is celebrated this year October 25-31, 2021

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Database of the Month: Artstor

This month we’re highlighting Artstor, a database of high-quality images and media from some of the world’s top photo archives, museums, libraries, scholars, and artists. All content in Artstor is rights-cleared for education and research — you are free to use it in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.

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Anderson Collection Offers Snapshot of Malibu Lakeside Community

The Special Collections team has made significant progress in making historical resources available digitally for researchers, faculty, and students. The most recent archival collection to be made accessible is the Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs. This wonderful collection of photographs provides insight into what life was like in the Malibu Lakeside community from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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Database of the Month: eMarketer

This month we’re highlighting eMarketer, a database that brings you the tools you need to navigate communication, marketing, and strategy in the digital world. Providing access to market research reports, articles, and data, eMarketer digs into the digital marketing, media, and commerce worlds to provide insight, analysis, and forecasts to help you stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies across industries.

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Welcome Back to School!

Mark S. Roosa, dean of Pepperdine University Libraries, offered a welcome back message for students returning to school in the fall of 2021.