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 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.

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • Processing 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 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 highly motivated, energetic Archivist to join the Archives Research Center staff.  Under the supervision of the Assistant Head of the Archives Research Center, the successful candidate for this full time position will be responsible for processing archival and manuscript collections through appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids and exhibits. The archivist will participate in library-wide committees and taskforces, and assist in the provision of reference and instructional services, which includes evening and weekend rotations.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Perform appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival materials
    • Perform basic preservation methods on archival materials including re-housing and surface cleaning
    • Create finding aids to archival collections using ArchivesSpace
    • Assist in identifying collections appropriate for digitization
    • Respond to reference and research queries
    • Provide instruction to AUC classes and visiting groups
    • Collaborate with other AUC Woodruff Library departments to create instruction and/or programming for the AUC and broader community on archival collections
    • Create physical and virtual exhibits using archival materials
    • Research, draft, and recommend revisions to departmental policies and other documents
    • Assist with training and coordination of intern and volunteer projects
    • Perform other duties or special projects as required or as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (Archives Management, Librarianship, History, or related area)
    • Certification or academic training in archival studies
    • Effective project management skills
    • At least 1 year of processing experience preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library metadata standards, and best practices (EAD, DACS, RDA) preferred 
    • Knowledge of African American history highly desirable
    • Knowledge of technologies and archival content management systems desirable
    • Knowledge of digital preservation tools desirable
    • Experience working with XML desirable
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team as well as independently
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills
    • Strong computer and research skills
    • Strong attention to details
    • Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment

    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.