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:

  • Assistant Head of Archives Research Center

    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 and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs.  This is evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, knowledgeable, and efficient archivist to serve as the Library’s Assistant Head of Archives Research Center and expand access to, and promotion of its archives, manuscripts and special collections.  The individual will assist the Head of the Archives Research Center in carrying-out the strategic goals of the department with a focus upon the department vision of becoming a premier destination archives.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the physical and intellectual control of the archives, manuscripts and special collections through appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids; supervision of two FTE professional staff, interns, and processing and digitization projects; and assistance in developing policies, and the provision of reference and instructional services. The Assistant Head will also liaison with the Digital Services Unit, and participate in library-wide initiatives through committees, taskforces, and projects, including exhibitions.  In the absence of the Department Head, the Assistant Head provides oversight and coordination of daily services and operations. This position participates in evening and weekend work schedule rotations.

    Requirements:

    • Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (Archives Management, Librarianship, History, or related area)
    • Formal archival training or certification as an archivist
    • Minimum of 3 years experience processing archival and/or manuscript collections
    • Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
    • Experience in project management, including planning, organizing and evaluating the work other staff
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current theories, trends, standards, and practices of archival  services in academic libraries, including DACS, MPLP, LCSH
    • Demonstrated understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of digital formats and standards, including XML, EAD and Dublin Core
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a collegial work environment where change and innovation are encouraged
    • Evidence of scholarship and/or professional activity
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Ability to thrive in a team setting and handle multiple responsibilities in a team environment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills
    • Experience providing reference and instructional services
    • Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment
    • Experience with applications of technology including archival management systems and content repositories

    Desired:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and/or education in African American studies and history
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using archival and content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, and/or CONTENTdm
    • Experience working in a university or academic setting
    • Grant writing and/or implementation experience

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, 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 is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The 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.

     

  • Staff Accountant

    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 and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs. This is evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking an experienced, organized, and highly motivated Staff Accountant.  Reporting to the Senior Accountant, this position has an instrumental role in the day-to-day, month-end and year-end Finance department operational functions.  Key functions include month-end and year-end closing processes, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and adhering to the systems of internal controls.  The Staff Accounting position also participates in the annual budget process and is responsible for special projects as assigned.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    • Assists with the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Finance Department including month-end close, annual audit and annual budget processes
    • Performs general ledger accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, accruals and prepaid expenses to ensure the accuracy of financial data recorded in Abila MIP
    • Performs the processing of G/L journal entries related to monthly accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses, and recording of reclassification of journal entries as necessary to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the organization’s financial statements
    • Assists with the accounts payable process to ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursements are paid timely and accurately and in accordance with Finance policies and procedures
    • Assists in the preparation and analysis of financial statements, ad hoc reports and budget reports while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the financial data

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, or Business
    • Experience using accounting software; Abila/MIP preferred
    • Must have 2 plus years of Accounting experience to include monthly financial reporting, fixed assets knowledge, and account analysis; audit experience a plus
    • Must be thorough, accurate and detail-oriented
    • Ability to problem solve (identifying, exercising good judgment, solving)
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a team environment
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
    • Ability to multi-task

    SALARY:

    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.

     

     

     

     

  • Reference Librarian

    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 and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs. Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. These factors are evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking creative and energetic candidates 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. The Librarian will also participate in collection development and faculty liaison activities for the member institutions. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Provides reference and research services to the students and faculty and members of the general AUC community
    • Participates in general reference services, including night and week-end rotations
    • Provides research assistance for on-site and remote library users, including night and week-end rotations
    • Provides curriculum-integrated, information literacy centered library instruction to students and outreach to faculty
    • 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
    • Conducts topical research seminars, and individual or group trainings
    • Creates information literacy and research tutorials for use across multiple Learning Management platforms (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle)
    • Partners with the E-Learning Technologies Unit to create digital learning objects for use in Research Guides and other online systems
    • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of library resources and services
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications
    • Participates in grant development and implementation
    • Participates in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
    • Participates in activities in support of accreditation at the institutional and departmental levels

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school
    • Experience in public services in an academic library
    • Three plus years of experience performing reference and instruction services in an academic library
    • Knowledge and ability to effectively teach and conduct research of essential information resources in all formats
    • Experience with the creation of virtual resources
    • Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in the development of instruction and/or information literacy tools incorporating appropriate emerging learning technologies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources related to an academic research environment
    • 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
    • Evidence of scholarship and/or professional activity
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Excellent communication skills (including writing and public speaking)
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Great customer service ethics and high expectations for quality

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, 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 is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The 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.

     

     

  • Digital Initiatives Librarian

    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 and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs.  Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. These factors are evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking collaborative, energetic, and innovative candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian.    The Digital Initiatives Librarian will support the continued development, implementation and use of emerging technologies that enrich the teaching and learning landscape.  S/he will partner with Reference Librarians, Archives, and Information Technology staff to identify, build, and maintain our rapidly growing digital library collections.  They will support and maintain existing software solutions for library and archival open source and vendor applications including but not limited to, DigitalCommons, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, Omeka, XTF (eXtensibe Text Framework).   The Digital Initiatives Librarian will play a role in researching, testing, and proposing initiatives for technology innovations for the library in support of strategic goals including digital preservation planning. 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • In collaboration with library and technology staff, will explore and identify new and emerging technologies
    • Consult, collaborate and support AUC faculty and students in the introduction and use of digital learning tools and methodologies
    • Manage scanning and digitization activities for all formats including print, audio, and video
    • Assist in the development of new systems and applications including project management
    • Work with contract developers and vendors when necessary, and assist with new software implementations
    • Work with Archives Research Center staff to facilitate online access to new and legacy collections including the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr Collection to ensure timely and convenient access by students, community and scholars worldwide
    • Improve the efficiency and integration of existing implementations such as ArchivesSpace and XTF (eXtensibe Text Framework) including performing migrations, upgrades and customizations 
    • Provide technical support for library digital preservation initiatives
    • Participate in professional activities and collaborate with library staff in developing funding proposals to advance digital initiatives

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited library school
    • Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital curation principles, standards and best practices
    • Experience with creation, management and usage of digital collections  
    • Familiarity with repository software technologies both open source and vendor products, including CONTENTdm, DigitalCommons, Omeka, Fedora/Hydra
    • Strong technological skills including some programming, familiarity with Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems
    • Knowledge of XML and database design and construction; knowledge of HTML, CSS and website creation and maintenance
    • Experience with supporting archival management systems, such as ArchivesSpace and XTF
    • Knowledge of research data management and digital humanities an asset
    • Analytical, organizational, and oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a team environment
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word and Excel

    DESIRED QUALIFICATION:

    Experience in an academic library environment

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, 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 is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Deputy Director

    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 a shared resource for the intellectual and cultural 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. To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a collaborative, innovative, mission-focused leader to assist in providing vision, leadership, and direction for the library’s operations and services.  Serving as a member of the organization’s management team, the Deputy Director will have primary responsibility for user service outcomes and for strategic guidance of the Archives Research Services department (ARC), Collection and Content Management department (CCM), Digital Services department (DSD), and the Discovery and Access Services department (DAS).  The Deputy Director will serve as a member of and may facilitate meetings of the library’s Faculty Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council, and the Scholarly Communications working group.  The Deputy Director works closely with faculty of the member institutions to advance the strategic priorities of the library.  May serve as a liaison for selected activities of the library’s Board of Trustees.  This position reports to the CEO and Library Director and functions as the administrator-in-charge in the absence of the CEO and Library Director.  The incumbent is significantly engaged in the profession and has experience with non-profit governance. 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, budgeting, resource and policy development, and governance
    • Assists the CEO/Library Director in the drafting and review of policy, budgeting, and planning Responsible for development of user procedures, allocation and management of library acquisitions to include the negotiation of license agreements for print and electronic resources
    • Participates in the line of approvals for accounts payable to include staff travel and training and works to ensure responsible stewardship of budget
    • Supervision of ARC, CCM, DSD, and DAS departments to include collaboration in recruitment and retention strategies
    • In conjunction with relevant library departments, builds and sustains partnerships with AUC member institutions and external organizations to increase the visibility and use of the library
    • Evaluate and reimagine library functions and services to best meet the needs of member institution constituents
    • Works with appropriate library administrators and staff to promote and evaluate library services that impact student learning and influence continuous improvement of library operations based upon the analysis of assessment results
    • Responsible for development and submission of library reports in support of accreditations and other studies required by the member institutions
    • Develop and disseminate essential communications to staff and users
    • Serve on faculty committees of member institutions as assigned
    • Actively engage in professional development, research, and publication/presentation of knowledge in the library and within the profession
    • Participate in grant development and implementation
    • Function as administrator-in-charge in the absence of CEO/Director

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
    • Five or more years in a supervisory role
    • Three or more years of experience working with technical services, public services and/or archival services
    • Proven record of leadership and an ability to articulate messaging in a manner that is engaging for a wide variety of audiences
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of an academic and public community
    • Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and to communicate results using selected presentation styles and formats effectively
    • Experience managing library operations to include resources and budgets with evidence of progressively increasing scope of responsibility
    • Ability to independently set priorities, adapt and drive change initiatives, and successfully manage projects
    • Knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in higher education and libraries
    • Experience managing conflict involving staff and users
    • Experience licensing scholarly content and negotiating with library vendors
    • Experience with grants writing
    • Experience on or working with governing boards

    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.  Review of resumes will begin in July 2016 with position remaining open until the successful candidate is selected.

    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.