Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian, Pepperdine University

By July 26, 2021

Pepperdine University

The Drescher 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 Graziadio Business School, School of Public Policy, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology to support their learning, research, and teaching needs through collections and services. The librarian is responsible for providing group and individual instruction and consultation for basic and advanced research and for academic courses. The librarian collaborates with colleagues to enhance existing programs and services and to develop new programs and services that promote the use of the libraries’ collections, services, and expertise as opportunities arise.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide research and reference assistance, and other critical services to Drescher Campus Library users. Responsibilities include assisting patrons in locating information using analog and digital sources, providing general research and reference assistance in person and virtually, and offering in-depth research and reference support in business, public policy, and psychology.
  • Manage the Drescher Campus Library and iLab. Responsibilities include supervision of library staff and students in daily activities at the library and evaluation of their performance and overseeing equipment, software, and utilization of the iLab.
  • Actively participate in information literacy/knowledge navigation instruction. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, and evaluating a program of orientation and instruction for students, faculty, and staff at the campus libraries, instructing patrons in information seeking research skills, instructing patrons in the use of both print and electronic information sources, and creating print and electronic instructional materials to support specific classes or subjects.
  • Create and disseminate pertinent information to constituents. Responsibilities include maintenance of existing and creation of new LibGuides and learning objects and the dissemination of information about library services to appropriate distribution channels.
  • Participate in collection development activities. Responsibilities include the evaluation and recommendation of materials in business, public policy, and psychology for collection development. The incumbent will act as subject specialist liaison with faculty and administrators and communicate with them on a regular basis, collaborating with the collection development librarians and staff to acquire materials in support of the assigned subject areas.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: participation in the development, writing and updating of pertinent library documents, such as procedures manuals, database guides and training materials; planning and execution of small exhibitions in the library; planning and coordination of presentations in the library (e.g., book talks, lectures, etc.); participation in long- and short-term library planning for the Library; engagement in research and publishing according to guidelines set forth in the Librarians’ Handbook; service on Library and University committees; and participation in professional development activities.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • M.L.S or similar degree from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, well organized, team player, highly motivated, ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • An appreciation for and understanding of the University’s Christian mission, and a desire to contribute to that mission.
  • Command of business and specialized bibliographic databases, reference sources and techniques for research.
  • Experience serving in-person and online graduate student populations.
  • Experience using WMS or other library system; MS Suite; Google Apps; Zoom

Preferred:

  • Second master’s degree in relevant subject area.
  • Experience serving international student populations.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction.
  • Experience in collection development. Interest in emerging technologies and data literacy.
  • Knowledge of accessibility guidelines and best practices.
  • Experience using Springshare products such as LibGuides, LibAnswers and LibCal; video capture and editing software.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws. This is a Librarian, Exempt, 40 hour per week position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.pepperdine.edu.