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.

     

     

  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Communications Manager

    SUMMARY:

    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, Jr. 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 an experienced, driven, and collaborative, Communications Manager. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Assessment, Planning and Communications, the Communications Manager will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic communications plan that supports and advances the Library’s priorities, goals and objectives. 

    The Communications Manager provides both strategic counsel and professional expertise for mission critical communication functions that are designed to deliver compelling key messages to the right audiences at the right time; increase awareness and use of the Library’s services and programs among its constituents and stakeholders; and promote and enhance the Library’s brand.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Coordinates the design, preparation and production of editorial content for collateral pieces, e.g. annual report, organizational newsletter, brochures, etc.
    • Leads the development and implementation of a strategic communications plan that supports the Library’s strategic plan;
    • Provides guidance/counsel to Library staff to help them carry out their communications roles and responsibilities;
    • Assists in developing CEO key messages for internal and external audiences;
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with local, national, international and industry journalists;
    • Collaborates with communications personnel of AUC member institutions
    • Provides timely and accurate responses to media inquiries;
    • Packages and presents newsworthy Library story ideas to the media, including through the distribution of press releases and coordination of press conferences;
    • Manages the Library’s crisis communications strategy;
    • Oversees postings and updates to the website and digital displays;
    • Ensures accuracy and consistency of key messages in publications, the website, and digital displays;

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong strategic thinking skills
    • Demonstrated ability to create high quality work
    • Business and creative writing, public speaking, and presentation skills
    • Ability to align communications planning and execution to achieve organizational priorities,
    • Proven ability to translate concepts into messages for a variety of audiences
    • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
    • Analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a team environment; delegate and direct the work of others
    • Ability to negotiate conflict among users and staff
    • Ability to problem solve (identifying, exercising good judgment, solving)
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Working knowledge of Web 2.0 and other social media technologies
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Knowledge of the media including print, broadcast, and online
    • Ability to generate and effectively apply new innovations
    • Ability to plan projects and coordinate resources to deliver effective marketing campaigns on time and within budget
    • Effective collaboration skills to work successfully with internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to find errors and anomalies in publications

    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.  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.

  • 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.  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 seeks a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic Library Technical Assistant.  Working with the E-Learning Technologies Unit this position provides information assistance, customer service, and assists in the provision of training on use of emerging technologies to the Atlanta University Center faculty, staff and students.  This is position will require evening and weekend work on a rotational basis

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides information assistance to users at service points on a rotating schedule including evenings and weekends 
    • Responds to phone, email and in-person customer inquiries regarding Technology Design Studio services
    • Schedules appointments for group study, audio-visual editing suites, and presentation-practice rooms
    • Assists in providing training to AUC faculty, staff, students and library staff with iMacs PCs and various software programs
    • Assists in providing training to AUC faculty, staff, students and library staff in the use of new learning technologies
    • Collaborates with various library departments on projects involving multimedia production
    • Assists in creation of online tutorials for learning technologies, software and hardware
    • Assists with classroom and lecture capture setups in classrooms
    • Assists in creating and maintaining customer informational materials, unit forms, and/or procedural documents
    • Troubleshoots hardware and software problems; refers complex problems to the Office of Information Technology
    • Assists users with scanning/faxing/printing/copying services
    • Records statistics

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights and weekends
    • Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Experience working with integrated library systems
    • Experience with web resources available in an academic and/or public library
    • Experience in public services in an academic library
    • Strong computer skills including experience with iMacs and applicable multimedia production software; Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; preferred  experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications
    • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results

     

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    •  High school diploma or its equivalent
    • Two years of relevant customer service 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.

     

     

     

     

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.