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.  

  • Department Head of Archives Research Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    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.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking an innovative, driven leader, to serve as the Library’s Department Head of the Archives Research Center.   Employing excellent leadership skills, the Department Head will advance activities associated with the department’s vision of being a premier destination archives connecting the local community and the world to the rich historical and cultural resources at the Atlanta University Center.  In this position, the Head will manage the strategic and day to day operations for the department, to include collection and development of acquisitions, access and preservation of collections, recruitment and retention of staff, grant writing and grants management, support of teaching and instruction, and outreach initiatives.  The Head will foster strategic relations with donors, encourage relevant technological advancements, collaborate with other Library departments and area archives, and lead the promotion of resources within the Archives Research Center.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide day to day management of the Archives Research Center
    • Lead the development of planning and efforts to achieve department goals and objectives
    • Manage department budgeting process
    • Evaluate the department’s performance
    • Cultivate donor relationships
    • Contribute to the advancement of practices and knowledge within the field of archival management
    • Oversee formulation of plans for physical and intellectual control and preservation of collections
    • Manage collection development and maintenance of print monographs
    • Develop applicable policies and procedures
    • Lead development of strategies for outreach, including publications, presentations, programs, and library exhibits
    • Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
    • Assist with efforts to seek external funding opportunities for the department, write and manage grant projects
    • Participate in AUC and library-wide initiatives, committees and task forces
    • Collaborate with AUC faculty and other library and archives managers to promote the use of archival resources
    • Serve as a resource on copyright issues related to archival materials
    • Actively participate in professional, local, regional, and/or national archival associations

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate degree from an accredited program in an appropriate discipline (Archives Management, Library and Information Science)
    • Formal archival training
    • Minimum of three years relevant experience in archives
    • 2-4 years supervisory experience
    • Experience in planning, organizing, and supervising projects and the work of others
    • Experience with applications of technology relevant to archives management (such as ArchivesSpace) and digital preservation
    • Experience providing reference and instructional services
    • Grant writing experience desirable
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic libraries
    • Understanding of digitization practices and applications in archives
    • Familiarity with records management policy and standards
    • Evidence of scholarship and/or professional activity
    • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where change and innovation are encouraged
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

    PREFERRED:

    • Certification as an Archivist

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA).

    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.

     

    ABOUT THE LIBRARY:

    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 collection documenting the African American experience and the African Diaspora.  It features archives of the Atlanta University Center institutions, manuscript writings, digital collections and exhibits, 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.  This archival repository includes more than 8,500 linear feet of collection and is the custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection.

    The Atlanta University Center, Inc. – Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To learn more about our Library and to view the job description 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.