Irvine Graduate Campus Librarian, Pepperdine University

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 is a dynamic leader, responsible for carrying out services to support learning, research, and teaching in a creative manner. The Librarian works closely with colleagues on the Malibu campus and with colleagues at Pepperdine graduate campus locations around the Los Angeles area. The Librarian interacts with faculty in the Graduate Business, Education, and Psychology Schools, and participates in the design and delivery of services and programs that innovatively promote use of the libraries collections, services, and expertise.


  • Manage the Irvine Campus Library: Supervise library staff and students in daily activities at the library and evaluate their performance. Manage the schedule so that the library is adequately staffed during business hours.
  • Participate in collection development activities: Maintain a reference collection development and maintenance policy statement in business, education, and psychology. Evaluate and recommend materials in business, education, and psychology for collection development. Act as a subject specialist liaison with faculty and administrators and communicate with them on a regular basis.
  • Provide research and reference assistance, and other critical services to students and faculty: Assist patrons in locating information using analog and digital sources. Provide general research and reference assistance. Offer in-depth research and reference support in business, education, and psychology.
  • Actively participate in information literacy instruction: Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating a program of orientation and instruction for students, faculty, and staff at the campus libraries. Instruct patrons in information seeking research skills. Instruct patrons in the use of both print and electronic information sources.
  • Create and disseminate pertinent information to students and faculty: Create, review, and update Infoguides. Disseminate information about library services to appropriate distribution channels.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned, such as: Participate in the development, writing, and updating of pertinent library documents, such as procedures manuals, database guides, and training materials. Plan and execute small exhibitions in the library. Plan and coordinate presentations in the library (e.g., book talks, lectures, etc.). Participate in long and short-term library planning for the Library. Engage in research and publishing according to guidelines set forth in the Librarians’ Handbook. Serve on Library and University committees. Seek out and participate in professional development activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: MLIS or equivalent job experience or degree. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, well organized, team player, highly motivated, ability to work independently and collaboratively. Dependable; accepts responsibility for the management and coverage of the library. An appreciation for and understanding of the University’s Christian mission, and a desire to contribute to that mission.

Preferred: Second master’s degree.

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.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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