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:

  • Library Associate - Archives

    Department:  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 Spellman 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.

    Job Summary:

    The Library Associate - Will be responsible for assisting the Archives Research Center staff to fulfil the mission of being a cultural asset and active participant in teaching and scholarship, and providing collaborative leadership in the preservation, access, and collection development of archival resources, by supporting staff in the areas of processing, preserving, researching, acquisition, instruction and outreach and administrative duties to aid the department to be a premier destination archives.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist with reference service needs, conducting research to answer inquiries regarding archival collection, and monitoring the research services.
    • Assists in arranging and describing manuscript collections to provide access to researchers utilizing preservation and organizational techniques, processing procedures, and archival standards. This includes inventorying, labeling, re-housing, preserving, drafting series descriptions, and using the Archives Space to create finding aids.
    • Assist with the editing and the creation of Research Guides.
    • Assist with the coordination of exhibitions loans, including permissions to publish requests, reproductions services, and shipping of physical materials.
    • Assist with the training and coordination of projects for the Graduate Assistant.
    • Compiles daily and monthly reference statistics and generates reference reports.
    • Assist with the administrative needs of the archives, includes monitoring and ordering archives supplies.
    • Assist with planning and preparation of exhibits and social media campaigns that highlight archival collections.
    • Perform other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

     

    Educational/Training Requirements:

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

     Experience:

    • Experience working with integrated library systems.
    • Experience with web resources available in an academic and/or public library.
    • Experience in an archives or reference department.
    • Customer Service experience.
    • Experience with digital technologies.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office.
    • Knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems.

     

    Physical Demands:

    • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

     

    Work Environment:

    • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    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 this link. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open until filled.

     

     

  • Associate Director of Collections and Content Management

    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's category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking an experienced and innovative Associate Director of Collections and Content Management. Under the supervision of the Associate Library Director, the incumbent provides leadership, and articulations of a user-center, holistic collections vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection delivery, fiscal responsibility, assessment, and management. 

    S/he will handle Collection Assessment and manage Library Systems and the Resource Acquisitions and Management Unit. S/he is responsible for fiscal planning and management of the library's acquisitions budget and approval plan.  The Associate Director of Collections works collaboratively with department and unit heads, to affect user-oriented solutions related to library services, systems, and software.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide leadership, and articulations of a user-center, holistic collections vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection delivery, fiscal responsibility, information technology, assessment, and management
    • Provide strategic direction for the development of the Library's technical services and collection assessment initiatives, including but not limited to, coordinating and prioritizing system-wide efforts, proposals and maintaining an overview of all technical services within the library
    • Serve as leader on internal committees to foster collegiate relationships and partnerships with other directors to ensure the mission and strategic initiatives of the library are attained, and that organizational policies and procedures are relevant and current.
    • Represent the library on external committees at the request of the CEO/Library Director and others
    • Design, evaluate, review and adjust departmental workflows, policies, procedures, and assignments with attention to greater efficiency
    • Advise the Associate Director and/or CEO/Library Director with respect to best practices and innovation in collection initiatives and technical services
    • Responsible for staff management including but not limited to making recommendations for changes, training and motivation, inputting payroll data, conducting ongoing, and annual performance evaluation
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, and assessment of library services, policies, procedures, and publications
    • Responsible for compilation of required external library assessment data, accreditation, and annual reporting in collaboration with Associate Director and Director of PAC on the publication and distribution of the organization's collections data

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Educational/Training Requirements:

    • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science
    • Minimum of five years' experience in at least one of the following areas: acquisitions/cataloging, collection development, or serials and/or electronic resource management in an academic library
    • Minimum of five years' supervisory experience with commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development
    • Record of innovation related to collection assessment,
    • Record of assessing collections based on data analysis and coordinate and guide the work of others
    • Experience with migration and management of library management systems
    • Experience of leading and coordination library selectors in collection management activities
    • Familiar with leading emerging and innovate projects related to collection and resource management
    • Familiarity with website structures and content systems
    • Progressive responsibility for supervision of personnel within technical services in an academic library
    • Demonstrated experience with emerging technologies, trends, standards and practices in academic library technical services and digital services environment 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Additional advanced degree
    • Demonstrated interest in management of Integrated Library Systems (ILS) functions including Worldcat Discovery Systems (WMS)

    Demonstrated interest and ability to work collegially and productively with partners outside of the library.

    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 this link. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open until filled.

  • African American and Archival Studies 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 Spellman 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.

     

    Job Title:

    African American and Archival Studies Reference Librarian

    Job Summary:

    The African American & Archival Studies Librarian will be responsible for providing general and specialized research assistance for onsite and virtual library users; conduct user-centered subject specific instruction to develop information literacy competencies; and complete collection development activities for faculty, students and staff of AUC member institutions who are affiliated with programs relating to African, African American, African Diaspora, and Africana Studies.

     

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    • Provides curriculum-integrated library instruction to students and faculty employing emerging learning technologies
    • Creates and delivers topical research seminars, individual and group training
    • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of Library resources and services
    • Provides reference and research services to the students, faculty and general members of the AUC community for both on-site and remote library users including nights and weekends
    • Provides instruction on the use of archival collections and other primary source materials
    • Provides outreach to faculty and students, serving as liaison for academic programs/departments in assigned subject areas and solicits feedback on services and programs
    • Participates in campus initiatives, committees and taskforces
    • Participates in activities in support of accreditation at the institutional and departmental levels
    • Selects and deselects materials in all formats for collections supporting the curriculum and research needs of member institutions
    • Develops and/or conducts assessment of benchmarks for collections
    • 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

     

     

    Educational/Training Requirements:

    • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree
    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in African American Studies related field desirable

     

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience or interest in Archives or Archival Studies

     

     

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     

    • Demonstrated experience with and/or coursework in the development of web-based instruction modules and/or information literacy tools
    • Demonstrated experience performing reference and instruction services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of print/electronic resources for African American and Diaspora Studies related to an academic research environment
    • Experience with archival instruction preferred
    • Strong computer skills; experience in using 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 oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Great customer service ethics and high expectations for quality

     

    Physical Demands:

     

    • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

     

    Work Environment:

     

    • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link.  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 Spellman 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.

     

    Job Summary:

    This position has a primary responsibility for the maintenance and training of the library’s security services systems; Serves as team lead and provides extended coverage of post and/or patrol officers as needed. 

     

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Schedule and maintain the Robert W. Woodruff Library fleet maintenance

     

    • Provide training of Fire alarm and Intrusion system to include maintenance scheduling and emergency contact

     

    • Provide training of CCTV system to include appropriate measure to insure systems are operational procedures

     

    • Assist as Team Lead as assigned by SS Manager in the absence of supervisor on annual leave, weekends and/ or evening shifts

     

    • Makes scheduled tours of buildings and grounds by vehicle or walking. Watches and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.

     

    • Emergency point of contact responds to emergency building alarm notices

     

    • Liaison as needed to Facility Department Manager

     

    • Reports to supervisor any unusual or suspicious condition detected. Completes preliminary investigation of complaints, disturbances, and thefts

     

    • Provides (written and oral) concise and factual reports of any investigative findings

     

    • Opens and locks doors, and gates at proper times based on building operating schedule and other specific procedural requirements.

     

    • Reports to supervisor any incidents of visitor, students, or employee actions that could result in injury or loss to company or employees

     

    • Provides first layer of Library customer service including, but not limited, handling patron service request and providing building directional layout

     

    • Operates two-way radio communication system following appropriate radio protocol

     

    • Greet guests of the library and check identification upon arrival. Monitor the calendar for any programs or events occurring at the library. (60%)

     

    • Patrol assigned areas within the library property. Provide information and assistance to guests.  Enforce all policies, e.g. food and beverage policy.  Secure doors after business hours. (20%)

     

    • Report daily activities and irregularities electronically to the Security Supervisor, such as equipment or property damage, theft, unauthorized personnel, etc. Respond to alarms and investigate disturbances around the library.  Maintain the lost and found. (10%)

     

    • Monitor the alarm systems and answer the telephone in the security office. Manage keys for authorized personnel, staff, and visitors. (10%)

     

    • Perform other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

     

    • Other duties and project work as assigned including, but not limited to, committee representation.

     

    Educational/Training Requirements:

     High School diploma/GED or vocational school diploma

     

    Experience:

     Minimum three (3) years of security experience

    Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     Must be thorough, accurate and detail-oriented.

    • Ability to meet deadlines critical
    • Ability to work independently and to identify and initiate solutions for areas needing improvement
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Knowledge of safety codes, OSHA responsibilities, EPA requirements, and emergency preparedness
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
    • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office

     

    Physical Demands:

    • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

     

    Work Environment:

    • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    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 this link. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open until filled.

     

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.