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:

  • Reference Librarian

    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. Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated     individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. To continue our excellence in program and    services, the library is   seeking a creative, energetic, service oriented individual to fill the position of Reference Librarian.  The Reference Librarian will provide general and specialized research assistance for on-site and virtual library users; participate in user-centered, subject specific instruction through general orientation sessions and course integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies. This position reports to the Unit Head of Information and Research Services.


    • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS
    • Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in the use and development of teaching and technology tools
    • Teaching experience highly preferred
    • Experience performing reference and instruction services
    • Demonstrate knowledge of electronic resources related to an academic research environment
    • Demonstrate commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Provides general and specialized reference services for on-site and remote library users, including night and week-end rotations
    • Provides curriculum-integrated library instruction employing current information theory and concepts to impact student learning outcomes
    • Participates in collection development activities and  provides outreach to faculty, including, serving as liaison for academic program/departments in subject areas supporting the curriculum and research needs of the member institutions
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and  assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications
    • Build effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities
    • Strong computer skills; experience in iMACs and applicable software desirable
    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of Library services
    • Creates and delivers topical research seminars, individual and group training
    • Participate in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
    • Builds effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities
    • Collaborates closely with other librarians in the creation, implementation, and assessment of Information Literacy learning objectives

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience with assessment of student learning  outcomes
    • Experience with multimedia tools required for the creation of interactive instructional materials
    • Familiarity with collections and resources for music, health sciences and social work. Liaison responsibilities


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

    Application Procedures

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at  Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.


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.