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Library Partners with SGA to Offer Textbooks to Students

Dean of Libraries, Mark Roosa announced today the launch of the Pepperdine Textbook Loan Program.  In collaboration with the Seaver College Student Government Association, the libraries have purchased a collection of textbooks that support the general education curriculum at Seaver College and will make these textbooks available to students on a first come first served Read More

Visit WLA Campus Library display highlighting works of Dr. Sonia Nieto

Stop by the WLA Campus Library and have a look at the display highlighting the prolific publishing of Dr. Sonia Nieto, the GSEP Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series speaker.  Dr. Nieto is  a leading authority in the field of multiculturalism and Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture in the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her talk Read More

Dr. Terrence Roberts at Pepperdine University Libraries: “We Are All Making History”

On January 31, Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine” — the nine African-American students who volunteered to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 – spoke at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library, before a capacity audience of students, faculty, and community members.  He recounted the days in 1957 when the world watched Read More

Library Hack – Hanging Indents for Works Cited/Bibliographies

Are you writing a research paper and have gotten stuck formatting the Works Cited/Bibliography?  Whether you are using MLA, APA, or Chicago, each style requires that the lines for each citation after the first line be indented – these are called “hanging indents.”  Rather than trying to manually manipulate the citations using tabs, spaces, etc., Read More

Dia de los Muertos display at WLA Graduate Campus Library

Dia de los Muertos Display (October 27-November 16, 2012) Co-sponsored by California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) and Pepperdine University The Dia de los Muertos altar & installation created by artists Alberto Hernandez Castillo, Kay Gott,and Maria Pickmen includes both traditional and non-traditional approaches to observing the holiday and honoring ancestors. “This is an event Read More

Pepperdine Librarians publish research on eBooks

Lizette Gabriel and Maria Brahme have published an article describing the findings from their study of distance student use of and preferences for Ebooks.  The article appears in the July edition of Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. The full text of the article is available through the library via the Taylor Read More

Pepperdine Libraries Assessing First Year Students’ Research Skills

During Fall 2012, Pepperdine University Libraries is administering the SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy) Cohort Test to assess the information literacy skills of incoming undergraduate students. The information literacy skills tested are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education which address competencies such as: (1) determining the nature and extent of Read More

Library Hack – Textbooks in the Library

At the beginning of each semester, we frequently get asked, “Does the Library have this textbook?”  Generally speaking, the Library does not purchase textbooks as part of its collection development — in part, because textbooks are updated so often that having the most recent edition used in each course would be cost-prohibitive.  There are enough Read More

New traveling exhibition tells the story of the origins, creation, and impact of the King James Bible

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition opening at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library on August 23, 2012, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history. The story behind the King James Bible remains surprisingly Read More

Library Staff Member and Spectrum Scholar reflects on American Library Association Annual Conference

Casey Ann Mitchell is the Acquisitions Supervisor for Pepperdine Libraries and she works out of Payson Library.  In addition to being a great member of the Library staff, Casey is currently pursuing her MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) at the University of North Texas and was selected as a 2011 Spectrum Scholar. Below are Casey’s Read More