Irvine Graduate Campus Librarian, Pepperdine University, Irvine, CA

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 develops strong working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and affiliated researchers at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology to support their learning, research, and teaching needs. The librarian works closely with colleagues and constituents to enhance existing programs and services and to develop new programs and services that promote the use of the libraries’ collections, services, and expertise. The librarian is also responsible for providing group and individual instruction and consultation for basic and advanced research and support for academic courses. This position, which enjoys faculty status, supports the University’s mission and strategic plan of promoting academic excellence and Christian values by helping students and faculty do research on a daily basis, teaching information literacy classes, and developing a strong collection of library materials. Recent M.L.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.

Duties

  • Manage the Irvine Campus Library: Supervise library staff and student workers in daily activities at the library and evaluate their performance. Provide in-depth research and reference assistance to faculty and students in support of the Business, Education and Psychology graduate programs. Collaborate with faculty to provide students with library instruction sessions. Communicate with the Irvine Graduate Campus Director to ensure that the library remains operational. Manage the staff schedule.
  • Assist patrons by answering general questions at the circulation desk in person, by phone, or via email. Ensure that the library stacks are well kept by maintaining a high standard of organization and cleanliness. Serves as the libraries representative at the Irvine Graduate Campus.
  • Participate in collection development activities: Maintain a reference collection development and maintenance policy statement in business, psychology, and education. 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, including making sure that required and recommended texts are available on shelves and online.
  • 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.
  • 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: M.L.S or similar degree from an ALA accredited library school. An appreciation for and understanding of the University’s Christian mission, and a desire to contribute to that mission. 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. 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, 9 month per year position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.