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:

  • 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.

     

  • Library Technical Assistant

    SUMMARY:

    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. 

    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 a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic Library Technical Assistant.  Working with the Digital Services Department this position is responsible for digitizing and creating metadata for original archival materials using a variety of high resolution scanners.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Digitize a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and best practices
    • Ensure quality of master images, edit images as needed, and create derivate images for access purposes
    • Provide access copies of digitized archival materials to support Archives Research Center patron requests, for digital and physical exhibits, and other projects as necessary
    • Assist with building digital exhibits and preparing digital materials for ingest/upload into institutional repositories.
    • Calibrate and maintain all equipment in the digital lab
    • Edit, update and/or create metadata for digital content following archival best practices and standards and institutional procedures
    • Provide information assistance to users at service points on a rotating schedule including evenings and weekends
    • Monitor and review web collections to detect or assess problems and make edits as needed
    • Train staff, volunteers, student assistants and other institutions on best practices for digitization
    • Keep abreast of developments in digital imaging by reviewing current listservs, literature, webinars, talking with colleagues, attending meetings, workshops; may attend professional organizational conferences as required

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience in digitizing archival materials
    • Experience using image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop
    • Experience with digital content management systems and web resources
    • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials
    • Understanding of library metadata structures and standards such as MARC21, Dublin Core, EAD
    • Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights and weekends

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    • Associates degree or equivalent years of service
    • Two years of relevant experience

    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. 

    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

    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.

  • Library Assistant

    ABOUT THE LIBRARY:

    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 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 energetic, highly motivated person with strong customer service skills for the position of Library Assistant with the Circulation Services Unit of the Discovery and Access Services Department.  The incumbent will perform duties related to providing customer service and information assistance to Library users.  This position will require evening and weekend work on a rotational basis.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides circulation services to Library users including but not limited to: staffing the Information Services Desk, registering Library users, circulating material, assessing and clearing fines
    • Responds to phone, email and in-person customer inquiries regarding circulation services
    • Creates patron, item, and holding records in library database
    • Provides information assistance on library resources and services
    • Assists in creating and maintaining customer informational materials, unit forms, and/or procedural documents
    • Maintains shelf order of materials and shelves returned materials
    • Handles user inquiries related to copy services and maintains copiers
    • Provides course reserve services including placing library materials on course reserve, and communicating with faculty to ensure appropriate accessibility for students
    • Processes patron notifications according to unit guidelines
    • Maintains supplies

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    •  Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
    • Strong customer service experience
    • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights and weekends
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds without assistance
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks and demands
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications, integrated library systems, and web resources
    • Work experience in a circulation department in an academic library and knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems highly desirable    

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

    •  High School Diploma or its equivalent
    • Two years of relevant customer service work experience. Or, the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.

    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.

    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.