Work at Woodruff

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is the place where forward-thinking and innovative employees work and collaborate. If you wish to become part of our talented group, continue reading to learn why we are dedicated and committed to what we do. It’s our mission! Thank you for your interest in employment with the AUC Woodruff Library. 

Positions currently available:

  • Controller

    The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 

     POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  This is evidenced by our 2012 national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking an experienced, energetic, forward-thinking and creative person to fill the position of Controller. 

    The Controller directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analysis of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. He/she is responsible for the company's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. The Controller oversees the monthly close cycle, internal control, and policy development. The position involves supervision over general accounting, property / equipment accounting, external auditing, cost accounting, tax reporting and budgetary controls. This position reports to the CFO/Assistant Director of Operations and supervises 2 staff members with functional responsibility over accounting processes, accounts payable and grants administration.

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • 6-8 years overall accounting/controller experience
    • 2-4 years supervisory experience
    • Some public accounting experience a plus
    • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data;
    • Ability to take initiative and to be accountable for results;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where  change and innovation are encouraged;
    • Ability to respond confidentially to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;
    • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches/presentations on controversial or complex topics to senior management, public groups, and/or boards of trustees;
    • Strong strategic thinking skills;
    • Ability to coach and motivate direct reports;
    • Ability to delegate and direct the work of others;
    • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to work independently and to foster a team environment;
    • Ability to negotiate conflict among users and staff;
    • Ability to problem solve (identifying, evaluating, exercise good judgment, implementing, solving);
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service focus
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with focus on Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Working knowledge of MIP Accounting Software;

     SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF), 24 vacation days, 12 sick days.

     APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu.  Full Job Description may be view at www.auctr.edu.   Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  Application review begins January 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

  • Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian

     

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  Notable accomplishments include, recipient of two Communicator Awards for print communication materials, recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for HBCU Photographic Preservation Project Round II, and national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, service-oriented, and collaborative, Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian. The Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian will work with members of the Archives Research Center, Digital Services, and Resource Acquisition & Management units to coordinate the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata representing the Library’s physical and digital collections.  The incumbent will be responsible for original cataloging of materials in multiple formats (textual, media, and digital) in particular, those resources associate with archival and special collections.  He/she will work with the Systems Librarian to maintain accurate, timely holdings data in the library’s knowledge bases and other systems. In addition, the Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian will assist with the acquisition of library resources for assigned subject area(s) utilizing a variety of vendors.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

     

    • Add, update, and/or delete bibliographic, item, and/or holdings records for physical and online resources
    • Provide metadata description for original locally digitized materials
    • Work with Digital Services staff to create standardized practices for ingesting metadata into the Library’s institutional repository and other digital collections platforms
    • Collaborate with Digital Services Unit and Archives Research Center staff to develop local cataloging and metadata policies and procedures, and implement national standards, rules and best practices for cataloging and metadata for archival and special collections in a variety of formats
    • Work with Systems Librarian to maintain accurate, timely online resources holdings data in the library’s knowledge bases and other systems
    • Serve as acquisitions liaison for subject specialist(s) in assigned subject area(s)
    • Place orders for monographs, media materials, and other library resources for assigned subject area(s) utilizing a variety of vendors
    • Serves on a rotating basis (including some weekends) at one of the Library’s public service points

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • ALA accredited MLS/MSLS, MSIS/MIS, or Masters of Archival Studies or Masters with Archival Certification
    • 2-3 years work experience in a technical services department or archives in an academic library
    • Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata standards used in digital libraries and archives, such as Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, preservation metadata
    • Experience with or education in emerging RDA and FRBR/BIBFRAME conceptual models
    • Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons
    • Experience assessing metadata needs for digitized and special collections
    • Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems such as OCLC WMS and web resources available in an academic and/or public library
    • Knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems highly desirable (e.g. Library of Congress classification system, AACR2, Dublin Core, MARC)
    • Strong computer skills; experience with iMACs and applicable software desirable
    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks with a high degree of accuracy
    • Demonstrated skill to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment
    • Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
    • Strong customer service experience; ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results

     

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

     

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

     

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

     

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This position will remain open until filled.

     

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

     

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    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

     

    • Add, update, and/or delete bibliographic, item, and/or holdings records for physical and online resources.

    • Provide metadata description for original locally digitized materials

    • Work with Digital Services staff to create standardized practices for ingesting metadata into the Library’s institutional repository and other digital collections platforms.

    • Collaborate with Digital Services Unit and Archives Research Center staff to develop local cataloging and metadata policies and procedures, and implement national standards, rules and best practices for cataloging and metadata for archival and special collections in a variety of formats.
    • Work with Systems Librarian to maintain accurate, timely online resources holdings data in the library’s knowledge bases and other systems.
    • Serve as acquisitions liaison for subject specialist(s) in assigned subject area(s).
    • Place orders for monographs, media materials, and other library resources for assigned subject area(s) utilizing a variety of vendors.
    • Serves on a rotating basis (including some weekends) at one of the Library’s public service points.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • ALA accredited MLS/MSLS, MSIS/MIS, or Masters of Archival Studies or Masters with Archival Certification
    • 2-3 years work experience in a technical services department or archives in an academic library
    • Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata standards used in digital libraries and archives, such as Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, preservation metadata.

    • Experience with or education in emerging RDA and FRBR/BIBFRAME conceptual models.

    • Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons.

    • Experience assessing metadata needs for digitized and special collections.

    • Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems such as OCLC WMS and web resources available in an academic and/or public library

    • Knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems highly desirable (e.g. Library of Congress classification system, AACR2, Dublin Core, MARC)

    • Strong computer skills; experience with iMACs and applicable software desirable

    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks with a high degree of accuracy

    • Demonstrated skill to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment

    • Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills

    •  Strong customer service experience; ability to work independently and as a member of a team

    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results

     

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

     

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This position will remain open until filled.

     

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

Our Culture

Bring your skills and talents to the AUC Woodruff Library and you will find a unique and vibrant workplace that fosters and supports teamwork. Our staff is diverse and represents many nations, backgrounds and perspectives, yet we all work together to meet the needs of our students, faculty and other stakeholders. Enthusiasm is an evident factor with regards to how we carry out our work. We are an organization of transformation and growth, which means significant opportunities exist for talented and energetic individuals.

Employees are encouraged to develop personally and professionally.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are a driving factor in the way we deliver service to our patrons and interact with each other.

  • Quality Service for All Customers
  • Competence in Services and Staff
  • Respect for the Individual
  • High Expectations for Performance

The AUC Woodruff Library does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.