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

    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.

     

  • Maintenance Technician (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 Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. is seeking a part-time Maintenance Technician to work with our Facilities Department.  Under general supervision, the Maintenance Technician will perform a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks and duties in support of the various services provided by the Facilities Department.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Performs general maintenance and repairs to building that may involve painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work
    • Operate power and hand tools including drill, pressure washer, saws, generators, compressors and various other equipment
    • Set-up and breakdown meeting rooms including chairs and tables
    • Assemble/disassemble and move office furnishings, such as desk, files and supplies as required
    • Assist with management of library inventory processes
    • Limited custodial duties as needed

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills
    • Flexibility to be on-call as needed
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Basic Math and English skills
    • Proactive with good follow-up skills
    • Self motivated and dependable
    • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 75 pounds
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Ability to multi-task and respond to/prioritize multiple maintenance requests
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Safety awareness with some knowledge of OSHA safety requirements preferred
    • Ability to learn and keep current on RWWL facilities, systems and procedures
    • Ability to stand, walk, bend, kneel, climb, reach
    • Ability to be a team player and cooperative with others
    • Valid Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
    • Ability to pass criminal and drug test

     EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

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

    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 references and salary requirements.  Application review begins October 2015 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Associate Director, Library and Digital Services

     

    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.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a collaborative, innovative, and technology-focused leader to provide vision, leadership, and direction for the library’s technical and digital services.  Serving as a member of the organization’s management team, the Associate Director will have a pivotal role in shaping major programs, executing strategic initiatives, and furthering the library’s digital strategies and technology platforms.  The incumbent lends oversight and provides strategic guidance to the Archives Research Center department, Collection and Content Management department, and the Discovery and Access Services department.  Reporting to the CEO and Library Director, this position serves as a member of the Director’s management group, the library’s faculty advisory council, and the Scholarly Communications working group.  The Associate Director works closely with faculty of the member institutions and may serve as a liaison for selected activities of the library’s Board of Trustees.  The incumbent is engaged professionally and has experience or an interest in non-profit governance. 

     

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

     

    • Provides strategic direction for the development of the Library’s digital and technology initiatives, including coordination and prioritization of system-wide efforts to provide digital services and resources
    • Management of the institutional repository, and collaborations to implement technological/digital initiatives within the library and across Atlanta University Center campuses
    • Participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, grant-writing and management, resource and policy development, and governanc
    • Assists the CEO/Library Director in the formulation and review of policy, budgeting, and planning; Including the development of user policies and procedures, for the effective allocation and management of library acquisitions and negotiation of license agreements. Includes management of digital services and electronic resources for internal and external users
    • Provides oversight to departments regarding preservation, access and teaching and learning strategies
    • Supervise and evaluate department heads
    • In conjunction with relevant library departments, builds and sustains partnerships with Atlanta University Center member institutions and external organizations to increase the visibility and use of the library
    • Manages library participation in delivery of accreditation requirements for the library’s member institutions
    • Conducts planning and implements library-wide technology solutions in support of all library operations in conjunction with the Office of Computing and Information Technology
    • Contract review for technical and digital services 
    • Coordination and maintenance of website
    • Represents the library in consortia memberships
    • Public speaking on behalf of library and in the absence of the library director

     

     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
    • Five or more years in technical services
    • Three or more years in digital services to include preservation and work with institutional repositories
    • Proven record of leadership and an ability to persuade, engage, and articulate messaging to a wide variety of audiences
    • Experience managing library services with evidence of progressively increasing scope of responsibility
    • Ability to set priorities, adapt and drive change initiatives, and to use collaborative and inclusive leadership skills
    • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in higher education and libraries in the areas of technical, public, and digital services
    • Experience in the management of resources and budgets
    • Experience managing conflict with users
    • Experience in project management
    • Experience licensing scholarly content and negotiating with library vendors
    • Experience with grants writing and management
    • 5 plus years of supervisory experience

     

    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 January 2016 with position remaining 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.

     

     

     

     

  • Library Associate

    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 recognition for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the “university library” category.

    To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a vibrant, customer focused, and dynamic Library Associate. Working with Archives Research Center team this position will be responsible for assisting with the processing, preserving, researching, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials. This is position will require evening and weekend work on a rotational basis.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assists in arranging and describing manuscript collections to provide access to researchers utilizing preservation and organizational techniques, processing procedures, and archival standards. This also includes inventorying, labeling, re-housing, preserving, drafting series descriptions, and using the Archivists’ Toolkit or similar application to create finding aids
    • Assists with reference service needs and conducting research to answer inquiries regarding archival collections
    • Assists with the administrative needs of the archives; includes monitoring and ordering archives supplies, clerical duties, and organizing departmental files
    • Assists with planning and preparation of exhibits that highlight archival collections

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Effective analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communications skills
    • Experience with web resources available in an academic and/or public library
    • Knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems
    • Experience in an archives or reference department
    • Strong customer service experience; ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Experience with digital technologies
    • Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems and web resources available in an academic and/or public library
    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks with a high degree of accuracy
    • Demonstrated skill to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results

     

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree or substantial relevant library experience
    • Knowledge of African American history

    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.

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • Library Development 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 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 candidate for the position of Library Development Officer.  Reporting to the Library’s CEO and Library Director, with dotted line reporting to the Assistant Director of Planning, Assessment and Communications, the Development Officer will provide administrative and project management oversight for the library’s fund raising activities.  This includes prospect research, preparation of proposals consistent with the library’s goals, and initiating and developing relationships with current and prospective donors. Working with the Director and other managers the incumbent will establish annual fundraising goals for the organization.  This position is also responsible for overseeing special library events to include ensuring all events are executed and evaluated based on established guidelines and a shared great customer service ethic; facilitating conversation about the impact of library events, services and resources, in the social space. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Lead the preparation of funding proposals and grant applications
    • Researching and identifying government, corporate and foundation grant funding opportunities
    • Develop procedures for consistent, effective  grant application methodology
    • Coordinate internal grant submission processes to ensure compliance with funder guidelines
    • Research grant opportunities
    • Develop proposal abstracts and related information on potential funders
    • Coordinate onsite grant development and writing workshops for Library staff
    • Establish an individual donor program in support of Library programs, services and resources
    • Plan and implement strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and tracking gifts from individuals
    • Create opportunities for individual donor recognition, i.e., naming opportunities, within the Library and provide information about gift utilization to prospects and donors
    • Establish and maintain contact with prospects to develop interest and participation in major Library projects
    • Meet with individual prospects to cultivate interest, provide information on projects of interests and solicit gifts
    • Coordinate administrative and logistical activities for special library events and establish practices for consistent implementation
    • Negotiate space/facilities use contracts
    • Oversee production of invitations and other event collateral
    • Propose and execute new ideas to improve event management
    • Collaborate with internal departments and external vendors to ensure all event details are addressed and implemented effectively
    • Conduct pre and post event evaluations and report outcomes
    • Track event finances and provide periodic reports for event projects
    • Maintain events calendar and event attendance statistics
    • Coordinate organization of packets of materials for event distribution
    • Support the Library’s Friends’ Council (e.g. event organization)
    • Create corporate sponsorship packages in support of major Library events
    • Utilize social media to raise the visibility of the Library, communicate information about events and Library activities and attract new prospects and donors
    • Serves as a member of the library’s Social Media Working Group

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree: preferred concentration in Business Administration, Economics, English, Public Administration, or Communication
    • Master of Library Science (MLS) preferred
    • A minimum of five years experience in fundraising for higher education and/or libraries
    • Experience budgeting and reconciling financial data for grant activities and reporting
    • Familiarity with HBCUs and the local and national philanthropic communities
    • Ability to work with diverse audiences; experience with volunteer groups
    • Excellent communications skills (including writing, proofreading and public speaking)
    • Ability to accomplish projects with minimal supervision
    • Great customer service ethics and high expectations for quality
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills (experience with project management a plus)
    • Able to think critically and problem solve
    • Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact
    • Detail oriented with demonstrated focus on judgment, accuracy, and timelines
    • Excellent information-technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, Cloud applications, social media and presentation software
    • Experience with federal grant writing preferred

    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.  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.

     

     

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.