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:

  • Business 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 an experienced and innovative Business Librarian.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing 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; collection development activities for faculty, students and staff of the Business Administration, Accounting and Economics departments of AUC member institutions. This position reports to the Assistant Head of the Research Learning and Technology Services Department.

     

    ESSENTIAL 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 and faculty and members of the general AUC community for both on-site and remote library users including night and weekend rotations
    • 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 

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree
    • Demonstrated experience 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 electronic resources for the Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics related to an academic research environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • 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 

    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.

     

  • Grant Funded Digitization Technician (full-time for 24 months)

    SUMMARY: 

    The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual seeking to gain experience broadening access and the discoverability of cultural heritage collections in a full-time, Grant Funded Temporary position. Working with the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Department, this two-year project will coordinate and implement the processing, digitization and access of The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection which comprises 460 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiovisual media and objects documenting the civil rights and social justice achievements of Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife Evelyn Lowery spanning the years of 1946-2014 including their involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Council.  The Grant Funded Digitization Technician will perform the digitization, metadata creation and help with the provision of online access to significant portions of this archival collection for students, historians and scholars worldwide. The Grant Funded Digitization Technician will report to the Digitization Project Manager.

     

     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Digitize a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications) following professional standards and best practices
    • Ensure quality of master images, edit images as needed, and create derivate images for access purposes
    • Under the guidance of the Grant Funded Digitization Project Manager, this individual will create descriptive metadata for a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and best practices
    • Conduct quality control of export derivatives, ensuring correct placement in storage, checking file naming, file type(s), bit depth, resolution, page count, OCR, and cropping for consistency
    • Assist with preparing audiovisual formats for outsourced digitization
    • Perform research to accurately identify, date, and describe documents and publications.
    • Provide weekly progress updates to team leaders
    • Attend and participate in team meetings 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Familiarity with archival digitization standards and best practices
    • Experience operating a variety of scanning hardware and software
    • Experience using image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop
    • 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 MODS, Dublin Core, EAD
    • Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights and weekends

     

     EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of service
    • Two years of relevant experience

      

    PREFERRED: 

    • Familiarity with the digitization of audio and video formats

     

    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 this link .  Please include three professional references and salary requirements. 

     

  • Grant Funded Digitization Project Manager (full-time for 24 months)

    SUMMARY:  

    The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual seeking to gain experience broadening access and the discoverability of cultural heritage collections in a full-time, temporary position. Working with the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Department, this two-year project will coordinate and implement the processing, digitization and access of The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection. This collection comprises 460 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiovisual media and objects documenting the civil rights and social justice achievements of Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife Evelyn Lowery spanning the years of 1946-2014 including their involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Council.  The Digitization Project Manager will coordinate the digitization, metadata creation and provision of online access to significant portions of this archival collection for students, historians and scholars worldwide. The Digitization Project Manager will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Services throughout the two-year project. 

     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Coordinate the digitization of a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and institutional best practices
    • Prepare archival materials for digitization including assisting with conducting inventories, identification and gathering materials and employing basic preservation measures
    • Perform in-house digitization of documents and photographs; ensure the quality of master images, edit images as needed, and create derivate images for access purposes
    • Assist with conducting quality control of export derivatives, ensuring correct placement in storage, checking file naming, file type(s), bit depth, resolution, page count, OCR, and cropping for consistency 
    • Coordinate outsourced digitization of time-based audiovisual content including creating RFPs, working with vendors, managing timelines and conducting quality control
    • Create item-level descriptive metadata for a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and library best practices
    • Work with Digital Services staff to create a digital collection and ingest metadata and access images to an institutional repository
    • Supervise and assist in the training of student assistant
    • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials related to the project including articles, presentations at professional conferences and blog posts; participates in team meetings, provides status updates, and project reports

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Demonstrated knowledge of handling, digitization and describing archival collections including standards and best practices
    • Experience operating a variety of scanning hardware and image editing software including Adobe Photoshop, Abbyy FineReader
    • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards for describing digital collections including Dublin Core, MODS, EAD
    • Familiarity with institutional repository digital content management and platforms for digital collections
    • Strong written and verbal communications, and computer skills
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
    • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials.
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team 

    PREFERRED: 

    • Knowledge and experience with project management techniques and tools including software
    • Experience working with archival digitization vendors 

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 

    • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or MA degree in History or Archival Science; academic training in archival management or digital librarianship
    • Two years of experience working in an archival repository or library with experience in digitization projects
    • Demonstrated knowledge of 20th century African American history, literature and culture, highly desirable

     

    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 this link   

    Please include three professional references and salary requirements. 



     

  • Director of Engagement and Scholarship

    The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual that will lend oversight and provide strategies for external partnerships and programmatic engagement. Reporting to the CEO and Library Director, this position serves as a member of the Directors Group, and leadership for the Grants Committee. The Director of Engagement & Scholarship 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, participates in local, regional, and national initiatives related to planning and marketing of scholarship, and has experience or an interest in non-profit governance.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Community Engagement (40%)

    • Provides strategic direction for cultivating and maintaining programmatic relationships with member institutions and community partners in metro Atlanta
    • Responsible for designing, implementing, and directing integrated and comprehensive Library engagement programs that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction and connection between AUC Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, and surrounding/related communities
    • Partners with the AUC and other communities to develop distribution opportunities for advancing scholarship and collection awareness
    • Engages AUC faculty, staff, organizations in collaborative public programming associated with existing and emerging digital and physical archival collections
    • With the staff, curates physical and digital collections, media displays, and other initiatives to allow for audience engagement
    • Partners with Library Director to identify opportunities to expand engagement and serve as a liaison between the Library and external organizations
    • Contributes to the development and of new community partnerships to support Library and AUC wide initiatives
    • Works with the Associate Library Director to operationalize grants, special initiatives, and other projects as necessary

    Donor Relations (40%)

    • Implements a multi-year plan to advance institutional efforts to increase community connections and donations, and in and relationships
    • Evaluates the impact of existing community/donor relationships to make recommendations and implement strategies for the future
    • Identifies opportunities to connect and honor emerging and potential donor groups
    • Leads the Grants Committee, in identifying and pursuing opportunities to support Library initiatives through grant proposals
    • 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’s holdings
    • Works closely with the Assistant Director and Head of Archives Research Center to cultivate notable donations/donor relationships

    Administrative Support (20%),

    • Supervises, coaches, and evaluates permanent and temporary staff
    • Actively contributes to Library activities through membership on committees and working groups
    • Develops process for documenting, tracking, and reporting partnership activities
    • Serves as a creative resource for communication (i.e. social media, web pages)
    • Participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, resource and policy development, and governance
    • Participates in library-wide solutions in support of the library’s mission and its operations
    • Assists with the formation and review of policy, contracts, budgets, and planning 

    EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or advanced degree with experience relevant to the position 

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Proven record of visionary leadership and an ability to persuade, engage and articulate a vision to a wide variety of audiences
    • Experience providing and managing library programs and services with evidence of a progressive increase in the scope of responsibility
    • Experience in project management
    • Experience negotiating and coordinating team projects
    • Experience with grants management
    • 2 plus years of supervisory experience
    • Track record of success leading people and projects
    • Familiarity with archival collections
    • Passion for community relations and library archives

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Ability to set priorities, embrace and drive change initiatives, and to use collaborative and inclusive leadership skills
    • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in the areas of archival, media, and virtual services, and strategic planning
    • Ability to effectively and responsibly manage resources and budgets
    • Awareness of emerging developments, trends, issues in higher education

     

    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 this link.  Please include three professional references and salary requirements. 

  • Grant Funded Project Archival Assistant (2 positions available)

    The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual seeking to gain experience broadening access and the discoverability of cultural heritage collections in a full-time, temporary position. Working with the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Department, this two-year grant-funded project will assist with the processing, digitization and access of The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection which comprises 460 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiovisual media and objects documenting the civil rights and social justice achievements of Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife Evelyn Lowery spanning the years of 1946-2014, including their involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Council. The Grant Funded Archival Assistant will support the Project Archivist in the arrangement, description, preservation, processing, and access of the Collection. This position will collaborate with the Digital Services Department to create inventories, assist with outreach, and create the description of the Collection and will report to the Project Archivist throughout the two-year project.

     

     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 includes inventorying, labeling, re-housing, preserving, drafting series descriptions, and using the ArchivesSpace to create finding aids
    • Assists with the basic preservation and processing of archival materials including re-housing and surface cleaning
    • Assists with the administrative needs of the archives includes monitoring and ordering archives supplies
    • Assists with completing inventories, identification and packaging material
    • Assists with developing promotional and outreach materials related to the project including exhibition preparation, articles, presentations at professional conferences and blog posts; participates in team meetings, provides status updates, and project reports

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Knowledge of African American history
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work
    • Experience in an archive or reference department
    • Customer Service experience
    • Experience with digital technologies
    • Strong written and verbal communications, and computer skills
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
    • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment

     

    PREFERRED:

    • Experience working with supply vendors
    • Experience with digital technologies

     

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree or substantial relevant library experience
    • Knowledge of African American history
    • Demonstrated knowledge of 20th century African American history, literature and culture highly desirable
    • 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 this link

     

    Please include three professional references and salary requirements. 


    The AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

  • Grant Funded Project Processing Archivist ( full-time for 24 months)

    The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual seeking to gain experience broadening access and the discoverability of cultural heritage collections in a full-time, temporary Grant position. Working with the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Department, this two-year grant-funded project will coordinate and implement the processing, digitization and access of The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection. This collection comprises 460 linear feet of documents, photographs, audio visual media and objects documenting the civil rights and social justice achievements of Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife Evelyn Lowery spanning the years of 1946-2014 including their involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Council. The Grant Funded Project Processing Archivist will coordinate the arrangement, description, preservation, processing, and access of the Collection and supervise archival assistants. This position will collaborate with the Digital Services Department to make decisions about digitization, outreach, and exhibition of the Collection and will report to the Assistant Director and Head of the Archives Research.

     

     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Lead arrangement, appraisal, and description of archival materials following professional standards and institutional best practices
    • Devise and implement collection inventory, project plans, procedures and workflows for all types of materials
    • Perform basic preservation and processing workflows for archival materials including re-housing and surface cleaning
    • Liaise with the collection donor or key stakeholders regarding collection description, project status, and priorities
    • Conduct preservation assessments to determine appropriate preservation treatment and archival storage decisions
    • Make recommendations of archival materials for digitization including assisting with conducting inventories, identification and packaging material
    • Create descriptive finding aids for the archival collection using ArchivesSpace. 
    • Supervise and assist in the training of an archival assistant
    • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials related to the project including exhibition preparation, articles, presentations at professional conferences and blog posts; participate in team meetings, provide status updates and project reports

     

    EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or advanced degree with experience relevant to the position
    • Demonstrated knowledge of 20th century African American history, literature and culture highly desirable
    • Knowledge of technologies and archival content management systems desirable
    • 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 this link.

     

    Please include three professional references and salary requirements. 


    The AUC 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.