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Working in the Library: Home

Looking for a great job on campus? Are you outgoing? Detail oriented? Chances are we have a great job for you!

Position Descriptions

Working in the Library
The Library seeks energetic service-oriented undergraduate students to join the team. Faculty, staff and students depend upon local library services, interlibrary services and resource sharing to support their research and educational needs. Library student workers play a key role in helping the Library achieve these goals.

The Library supports the research and instructional needs of the campus community. Library operations encompass a wide variety of activities that range from shelving library materials and basic data entry to complex office/business activities and public service. Library student workers support these activities as well as providing critical staffing support on weekday evenings and weekends.

Working with the Public


Library Student Workers
Student Workers at the Library on Malibu campus are library ambassadors connecting the public to the resources and information they need. The main emphasis of the job is on customer service.

They work late afternoon and evenings (anytime after 2 pm) & weekends

Student Workers help with circulation tasks including; check library materials in and out, troubleshoot printing issues, answer phones, are friendly to patrons, organize returned DVDS and books for reshelving, and other duties as specified. Applicants must be dependable and punctual. 

Student Workers also assist with research.

  • Students are trained to help answer student questions regarding access to information including navigating databases
  • Providing assistance in locating books and other materials in the stacks 
  • Inform students about all of the support services available through library departments (like Genesis Lab, ACE, etc.)
  • Refer and set up appointments for students to meet with the appropriate librarians
  • Special projects. 

Click Here to Apply  (we accept applications two weeks before the next in-person semester) 

Working Behind the Scenes and in Special Collections

There are lots of people who help make sure the library runs smoothly; getting books ready for the shelves, putting books on shelves and helping us receive new material. If you are interested in working behind the scenes please apply for one of these positions in Technical Services.

Special Collections offers students an opportunity to work with unique items and University archives. Students interested in working in Special Collections will need to write a brief essay as part of their application.

Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Interlibrary Loan Assistants package items for mailing. They retrieve books from the library shelves. They scan and/or photocopy articles and book chapters. This position requires some lifting and the ability to push book carts. Attention to detail is required. They also assist with special projects as needed.   Click Here to Apply

Technical Services Assistant
Technical Services Assistants sort, stamp, label and cover books, journals, magazines, and other library materials. Manual dexterity and attention to detail are required. This position requires some lifting and the ability to push book carts. Student workers also assist with special projects as needed.  Click Here to Apply

Shelving Assistant
Shelving Assistants re-shelve returned materials, straighten book stack areas, stock and maintain book displays, shift books for space needs, and shelf-read the collection. This position requires some lifting and the ability to push full book carts.  Attention to detail and the ability to work independently are also required. Shelving assistants also assist with special projects as needed.  Click Here to Apply

Special Collections Assistant
Special Collections Student Assistants complete various tasks and projects related to preservation and organization of rare books and archival materials. Projects may include retrieving and shelving rare books and documents, digitizing photographs and documents, completing inventories, entering data into special collections databases, and special projects. This position requires some lifting. Attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the ability to work carefully with fragile materials are also required. These hours will be worked at Payson Library on the Malibu campus during the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Click here to Apply

Starr Collection Student Assistant 
The Starr Collection Student Assistant will complete various tasks to aid in the processing of the Dr. Leonard B. and Joan R. Art Collection. This includes stamping, labeling and covering books related to art history, as well as organizing and shelving the collection. This position requires some lifting and manual dexterity. Attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the ability to work carefully with fragile materials are also required. These hours will be worked in both Payson Library and the Pepperdine Calabasas facility during the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Starr Collection Student Assistants must have reliable transportation, as shuttle services are not offered for this position. Click here to Apply 


Digitization Project Assistant
The Digitization Project Assistant's primary responsibility is to scan and upload historic photographs from the University Archives under the direct supervision of the Librarian for Digital Curation and Publication. Situated in Special Collections and University Archives (Payson 324), this is a 10 hours per week position, flexibly scheduled between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Requirements include an attention to detail, comfort with PCs, and the ability to work carefully with fragile materials.