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:

  • 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

    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 instruction
    • 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.

  • Planning and Communications Assistant

    The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library (RWWL-AUC) 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 seeks an experienced, energetic, detail oriented, and highly motivated individual to join the Planning, Assessment and Communication department as the Planning and Communications Assistant.  This position will serve as a key liaison between the Office of Planning, Assessment and Communications (OPAC) and the Library’s staff to provide technical expertise and marketing support in the carrying out of their communications, planning and assessment needs.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Create marketing collateral, including social media and print materials, to support Library communications and marketing projects
    • Work closely with librarians and appropriate Library and Archives Research Center staff to understand and meet their marketing needs for the Atlanta University Center community
    • Assist with the design and implementation of survey instruments to assess effectiveness of Library services and resources. Maintain survey results in accordance with established procedures
    • Assist in ensuring that the OPAC Department’s documents are properly organized, uploaded, and made accessible, as appropriate
    • Assist in maintaining databases for the OPAC Department’s Friends’ Council and statistical templates
    • Help coordinate strategic planning activities and annual updates. Support the creation of document preparation for strategic planning
    • Assist in researching and compiling information for benchmarking, grant writing, articles and other Library initiatives
    • Assist with the coordination of Library events as planned by the OPAC Department

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • B.A/B.S degree Marketing, Communications, English, Public Relations, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
    • 3 years of experience with responsibility for communications, and/or administrative support and logistics
    • Intermediate skill level in MS Word, Excel , and PowerPoint
    • Proficiency with using Social Media platforms
    • Intermediate skill level in Adobe Creative Suite with focus on InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and work effectively in a team environment
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to interact effectively with various audiences
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to maintain professional composure and appearance at all times

     

    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.

  • Coordinator of Engagement

    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 candidates to fill the position of Coordinator of Engagement. This is a newly created full-time grant-funded position. The person selected for this position will be charged with implementing a pilot initiative to make accessible unique collections from the AUC Woodruff Library Archives Research Center, the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. The Coordinator of Engagement will support the development of academically rigorous and pedagogically sound curriculum utilizing the rich cultural collections from each of these AUC institutions. The grant is extended over a three year period. The AUC Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) Center for collaborative teaching and learning will be sustained beyond the three year grant period.

     

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work closely with museum directors, faculty, archivists and librarians across a range of disciplines to ensure materials in all formats are accessible for collaborative teaching and learning and are incorporated into broader AUC programming
    • Develop policy frameworks that govern working with archives and museum-grade collections materials and objects
    • Develop pedagogical frameworks and learning outcomes relevant to object-based learning
    • Collaborate with AUC faculty development offices to design curriculum and training across multi-disciplines allowing GLAM Center Faculty Fellows to incorporate object-based learning in a class unit or session and develop student assignments
    • Supervises one professional position
    • Design, develop and implement processes for the application of industry best practices
    • Support the implementation of experiential learning methods across multi-disciplines
    • Work directly with appropriate staff to ensure materials are uploaded to shared portal

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate level degree in a discipline relevant to the Visual Arts or relevant combination of training and experience
    • Three to five years of experience teaching or educating various groups and creating learning objectives/programs
    • Two plus years of supervisory experience including establishing workflow, training, and providing performance feedback
    • Ability to contribute to the development and delivery of innovative curriculum across a range of disciplines
    • An understanding of current teaching practices, including small group teaching, online learning, and collaborative teaching and learning
    • Demonstrated understanding of museum collection management systems
    • Excellent stakeholder management skills
    • Ability to work effectively with academic and collections staffs at all levels to build rapport and ensure effective communication and mutual trust
    • Expertise in end-to-end collections management
    • Experience working with digital collections
    • Strong customer service and project coordination skills
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

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

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

     

  • Reference Librarian - Part-time

    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 a creative, energetic, service oriented individual to fill the position of Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian. The Evening & Weekend 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 Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian will also provide user services support in the RWWL Technology Design Studio. This position reports to the Unit Head of Information and Research Services.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Assists faculty and students in the use of academic learning technologies for assignments and instructional modules
    • Monitors trends in emerging technologies in higher education and identifies possible uses in library services
    • 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 emerging learning technologies
    • 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
    • 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

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited program required
    • Provides general and specialized reference services for on-site and remote library users during evenings and weekend hours of operation
    • Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in the development of web 2.0 instruction and/or information literacy tools
    • 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 knowledge of and experience with using multimedia design, production, and editing tools; and online course management systems
    • Teaching experience highly preferred
    • Experience performing reference and instruction services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources related to an academic research environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

    SALARY:

    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. Application review begins immediately 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.  

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.