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 instruction
    • 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 - 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 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 a creative, energetic, service oriented individual to fill the position of Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian. The Evening & Weekend 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 Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian will also provide user services support in the RWWL Technology Design Studio. This position reports to the Unit Head of Information and Research Services.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Assists faculty and students in the use of academic learning technologies for assignments and instructional modules
    • Monitors trends in emerging technologies in higher education and identifies possible uses in library services
    • Provides general and specialized reference services for on-site and remote library users, including night and week-end rotations
    • Provides curriculum-integrated library instruction employing emerging learning technologies
    • 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
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications
    • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of Library services
    • Creates and delivers topical research seminars, individual and group training
    • Participate in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited program required
    • Provides general and specialized reference services for on-site and remote library users during evenings and weekend hours of operation
    • Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in the development of web 2.0 instruction and/or information literacy tools
    • 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
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using multimedia design, production, and editing tools; and online course management systems
    • Teaching experience highly preferred
    • Experience performing reference and instruction services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources 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

    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 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.  

  • Security Services Supervisor

    Are you interested in working with the staff of an award-winning library?  Then consider the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, winner of the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. 

    SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual to fill the Security Services Supervisor position.  The individual will be responsible for managing and executing security plans and procedures to ensure the library’s property, patrons, visitors and staff are secured.  This position supervises the second shift, rotates between shifts as needed, and will be responsible for assigning and supervising work tasks and associated activities.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Patrols building and grounds; responds to and reports unusual incidents or occurrences in order to minimize or deter hazardous or dangerous situations
    • Assigns tasks and supervises the work activities of direct reports
    • Prepares shift schedules and approves leave, biweekly payroll hours and overtime use, in order to ensure continuous coverage
    • Computes and audits the bi-weekly payroll for applicable direct reporting security staff
    • Assists Security Services Manager with the recruiting and interviewing of potential candidates
    • Orient new security officers to department procedures, policies and practices; provide job training to new security personnel and evaluate staff training needs
    • Evaluates and documents employees’ performance and provides feedback
    • Directs personnel involved in promoting and maintaining RWWL security and property protection programs
    • Provides auxiliary oversight of Library contractors including janitorial, shuttle service operations, and information technology
    • Assists with the operational procedures for activities such as fire prevention and fire drill, guarding and patrolling physical property
    • Assists Security Services Manager with incident investigation and reporting
    • Operates two-way radio communication system following appropriate radio protocol
    • Other duties and project work as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong interpersonal skills in managing people and communicating with patrons and staff
    • Working knowledge of safety codes, OSHA responsibilities, EPA requirements, and emergency preparedness
    • Ability to work days, evenings and weekends as required
    • Intermediate computer skills; experience using MS Office tools
    • Good communications skills
    • Valid Georgia driver’s license
    • Must pass drug test
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a team environment
    • Ability to negotiate conflict among users and staff
    • Ability to problem solve (identifying, exercising good judgment, solving)
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    • Must be able to walk, run, reach, climb stairs, bend, and work outdoors in inclement weather

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    • High school/GED or vocational school diploma
    • Minimum of three (3) years security experience
    • Minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience
    • Experience in coaching, mentoring and conducting performance evaluation for staff

    SPECAIL SKILLS/TRAINING

    • CPR/AED/1st aid certifications are a plus.
    • Computer literacy is valued

    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 Atlanta University Center 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.