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. 



    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 Discovery and Access Services Department.



    • 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



    • 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 commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).


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


  • Digital Archivist

    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 knowledgeable, engaging, dynamic, customer focused digital archivist.  Reporting to the Assistant Head of the Archives Research Center (ARC), and working as a member of the ARC team, this position provides administration of the department’s digital preservation and born-digital processing of archival collections.  Additionally, the Digital Archivist will model the Library’s customer service philosophy through recommendation and implementation of policies and procedures for reference efficiency and effectiveness, promotion of archival and special collections via programming, tours for visiting groups, reference management, and compilation of statistical and financial reports. This position requires evening work Monday through Thursday, and weekend work on a rotational basis.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Develops procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access to:
      • Digital materials on current and legacy physical media
      • Web-based material, particularly with reference the RWWL Library materials and those related to donors
    • Creates and updates archives research guides and designs and manages archival digital collections
    • Integrates proper digital forensic tools in order to help ensure authentic and appropriately preserved archival materials
    • Coordinates and promotes digital exhibits
    • Assists with the processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials
    • Assists the Assistant Head with the implementation of Instruction Services and course development 
    • Facilitates access and conducts research within archival, manuscript and book collections to assist with in-person and remote inquiries regarding archival, manuscript and book collections
      • Participates on department and library-wide committees and/or taskforces
      Contributes to the success of the Archives Research Center by performing all other duties as assigned

    Educational/Training Requirements:

    • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or Master’s degree in History or Archival Science; academic and practical training in archival management.


    • Experience with content management systems including Omeka, and ArchivesSpace is highly desirable
    • Experience with born-digital records and born-digital preservation workflows
    • Experience providing research, reference and instructional services
    • Experience with curation of special collections exhibits desired
    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite
    • Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems such as OCLC

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Foundational knowledge of digital archives, best practices and real-world applications, trends and emerging technologies, and willingness to learn
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, standards, and proper handling of physical archival collections materials
    • Strong knowledge of African American history and culture; educational background in related field preferred and highly desirable
    • Knowledge of archival content, structure, and preservation metadata standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODS, PREMIS, etc.
    • Excellent inter-personal, oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated skill to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment

    Physical Demands:

    • Lift up to 40lbs

    Work Environment:

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

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

  • Graduate Assistant (part-time)

    The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented graduate student in Library Science or Archival Science to assist in the creation of a linked open data directory of Georgia’s natural, cultural, and historic organizations for disaster response. This appointment is part time for 12 months and funded by a grant. The graduate student assistant reports to the Digital Services Department Head, and will work with staff from cultural heritage organizations across Georgia.



    • Carefully handle fragile and/or rare archival materials.
    • Preparation of materials for scanning which may include creating an inventory, dis-binding materials and packing.
    • Calibrate all components of scanners and computer workstations as needed.
    • Scan a variety of formats including documents, photographs, artwork, etc.
    • Importing images into editing software; manipulate images as required.
    • Record technical and descriptive metadata.
    • Upload files and associated metadata into content management system for online access.      



    • Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team.
    • Sensitivity to and experience handling library or archival materials.
    • Ability to operate a computer and scanner.
    • Experience using Adobe Photoshop preferred.
    • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications preferred.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.



    • Undergraduate Student
    • Maintain production area in a neat and orderly condition.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Attention to detail required.
    • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.



    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at Please include three professional references.


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

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.