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:

  • Unit Head, Interlibrary Loan

    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.  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 seeks an experienced, energetic, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to join the Interlibrary Loan Unit of the Content and Collection Management Department as the Unit Head, of Interlibrary Loan.  The incumbent will be responsible for the effective management of all aspects of interlibrary loan and document delivery, including setting policy, establishing goals, and planning workflow.

     Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for all aspects of interlibrary loan and resource delivery services including the borrowing and lending of materials, document delivery, and article purchase-on-demand services.

    • Implements pertinent ILLiad features and updates, including developing local add-ons to increase ILL workflow efficiency.

    • Maintains ILLiad online request forms and applies local customizations as needed.

    • Troubleshoots software and equipment issues related to resource delivery.

    • Provides leadership in the design and implementation of resource delivery services.

    • Manages copyright compliance for electronic course reserves materials.

    • Develops policies and procedures aligned with best practices in resource delivery services.

    • Keeps abreast of trends and developments and actively pursues innovations in resource sharing, document delivery, and copyright law as it pertains to resource sharing.

    • Serves on internal committees and working groups as assigned.

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
    • Two (2) plus years of experience in interlibrary loan and other resource delivery workflows.
    • Thorough understanding of ILLiad.
    • Experience working with integrated library systems (preferably OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services).
    • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and work effectively in a team environment.
    • Strong commitment to service.
    • Experience with copyright compliance.
    • Two (2) plus experience supervising staff.

     SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience

     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 visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

  • Project Archivist

    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 seeking a highly motivated, energetic archivist for a grant funded position.  This position will manage and implement a project to process, digitize, and make accessible collections from the Archives Research Center related to African American religion. The incumbent will assist with the creation of an on-line digital collection containing audio and video recordings, as well as photographic materials.  The project archivist will report to both the Head of Archives Research Center and Head of Digital Services Unit throughout the duration of the project. Appointment is full-time for 2.5 years and funded by a library grant.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Arrange and describe collections, containing paper, photographic, audio and video formats, to include preparation of electronic finding aids, catalog records, and indexes
    • Perform research to accurately identify, date, and describe documents and publications
    • Employ basic preservation methods in processing the collections and identify materials that need review by conservator
    • Coordinate outsourced audio and video reformatting to include completing inventory of holdings and working closely with digitization vendor to ensure timely and quality images
    • Oversee and conduct in-house digitization of photographic materials
    • Perform item level metadata description of digitized audio, video and still image files
    • Work with digital services unit to create online collections and upload files to institutional repository for access
    • Supervise and assist in the training of a graduate student worker
    • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials related to project including articles, presentations at professional conferences and blog posts; participates in team meetings, provides status updates, and project reports
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or MA degree in History or Archival Science; academic training and use in archival management
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice and standards
    • Demonstrated knowledge of handling, processing and reformatting of audio visual collections
    • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards including EAD and Dublin Core
    • Demonstrated knowledge of digital collection management software
    • Strong written and verbal communications, and computer skills
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment

    PREFFERED:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of 20th century African American history, literature and culture, highly desirable
    • At least 2 years of experience working in an archival repository processing manuscript and photographic collections
    • Supervisory skills, desirable
    • Familiarity with collection management technologies, such as ArchivesSpace and Omeka
    • Knowledge of religion, particularly Christianity and Islam

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    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 visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

  • Security Services Officer

    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 Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center is seeking highly motivated, energetic full-time Security Services Officers.  S/he will assist in securing the safety of the library’s property, patrons, visitors, and staff.

    FULL-TIME SHIFT

    First Shift & Second Shift

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Ability to read and write in order to review and complete required incident reports
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with library patrons, employees and visitors
    • Must be able to pass a criminal background and drug test
    • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Candidates must have at least one year experience in security, law enforcement or military.

     EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

    • High school/GED or vocational school diploma
    • Two to three years’ experience

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits for full-time positions 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 references and salary requirements. 

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

     

  • Public Services Archivist

    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. 

    The Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library has a rich collection documenting the African American experience and the African Diaspora.  It features manuscript writings and books, including first edition titles, limited printings autographed and rare publications.  The extensive collection of books, personal papers, organizational and institutional records supports research in education, literature, the arts, religion, politics and society and community empowerment.  Additionally, the AUC Woodruff Library serves as the custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King and Tupac Amaru Shakur Collections.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    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 seeks a knowledgeable, engaging, dynamic, customer focused Public Services Archivist.  Reporting to the Head of the Archives Research Center (ARC), and working as a member of the ARC team, this position provides administration of the department’s public services.  The Public Services Archivist will model the Library’s customer service philosophy through recommendation and implementation of policies and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, promotion of archival and special collections via course instruction, programming, and tours for visiting groups, training and supervision of student assistants, curation of exhibits, assessment, and compilation of statistical and financial reports. This position requires evening work Monday through Thursday, and weekend work on a rotational basis.  This is an entry level position.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Facilitates access and conducts research within archival, manuscript and book collections to assist with in-person and remote inquiries regarding archival, manuscript and book collections
    • Designs, conducts, and assesses archival instructional services, and collaborates with faculty and Information Resource Services librarians for integration of archival and special collections into course curriculum
    • Recommends, updates, implements, and assesses reference policies and procedures
    • Curates physical and digital exhibits highlighting archival and special collections
    • Coordinates outgoing and incoming exhibition loans
    • Coordinates public programming, social media campaigns, and messaging to promote archival and special collections and services
    • Coordinates reproduction services
    • Supervises and trains student workers and coordinates projects
    • Compiles and analyzes daily and monthly reference statistics and generates reports
    • Creates and updates archives research guides
    • Assists with maintenance of ARC’s special book collections
    • Assists with the processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials
    • Participates on department and library-wide committees and/or taskforces
    • Participates in special projects

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    •  MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or Masters degree in History or Archival Science; academic and practical training in archival management
    • Knowledge of African American history and culture; educational background in related field preferred and highly desirable
    • Knowledge of current archival theory, practice, standards, and proper handling of materials
    • Experience providing research, reference and instructional services
    • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite
    • Knowledge of integrated library systems such as OCLC WMS and web resources available in an academic and/or public library
    • Familiarity with standard library and archival methods and classification systems highly desirable (e.g. Library of Congress classification system, AACR2, Dublin Core, DACS, MARC, EAD)
    • Knowledge of content management systems, Omeka, and ArchivesSpace, as well as XTF, highly desirable
    • Excellent inter-personal, oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment
    • Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Knowledge with curation of special collections exhibits desired

    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 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.