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:

  • Processing Archivist Fellow


    SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC RWWL) 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 intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.  

     

    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 as a Processing Archivist Fellow. Working with the Archives Research Center processing team, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing archival and manuscript collections through appraisal, arrangement, description, and the creation of finding aids under the mentorship of trained archival staff. The Processing Archivist will participate in reference and outreach services along with library-wide committees and task forces. The Processing Archivist will collaborate with the Digital Services Department to make decisions about digitization, outreach, and digital exhibition of archival collections and will report to the Head of Processing and Collections Management. 

     

     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Perform arrangement, appraisal, and description of archival materials following professional standards and institutional best practices.
    • Create collection inventories, and develop processing project plans for all types of archival 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 for archival materials for digitization, including assisting with conducting inventories, identification, and packaging material.
    • Create descriptive finding aids for archival collections using ArchivesSpace.  
    • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials related to the archival collections, including exhibition preparation, articles, presentations at professional conferences, and blog posts.
    • Respond to reference and research inquiries. 
    • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Effective project management skills. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and/or library metadata standards and best practices (EAD, DACS, RDA) preferred  
    • Demonstrated experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections or ability to learn.
    • Experience using data management and cataloging systems, such ArchivesSpace, or the ability to learn.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong project management skills. 
    • Strong written and verbal communication and computer skills.
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
    • Experience with standard 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. 

     

    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 academic library  
    • Demonstrated knowledge of 20th-century African American history, literature, and culture, highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of technologies and archival content management systems is 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  


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

     

     

  • Library Technical Assistant-Online Learning & Technology Services

    SUMMARY

    The Library Technical Assistant, Online Learning & Technology Services Unit, provides information assistance and customer service and provides training to Atlanta University Center faculty, staff, and students. The duties and tasks will be performed under the supervision of the Online Learning & Technology Services Unit Head.


    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides information assistance to users at service points on a rotating schedule, including evenings, nights, and weekends:

    o responds to phone, email, and in-person customer inquiries regarding Technology Design Studio services;
    o assists users with scanning/faxing/printing/copying services; schedules appointments for group study, audio-visual editing suites, and presentation-practice rooms;
    o assists in providing training to AUC faculty, staff, students, and library staff on PCs, iMacs, and learning new software and technologies;
    o assists with classroom technology setups for Main Level classrooms (208, 215, and 202ABC); and
    o monitors use of Bloomberg Finance Lab

    • Troubleshoots hardware and software problems in the Technology Design Studio area; refers complex problems to the Office of Information Technology.
    • Assists in creating and maintaining customer informational materials, unit forms, and/or procedural documents
    • Assists in the creation of online tutorials for learning technologies, software, and hardware
    • Conducts training on how to use specialized software and hardware available in the Technology Design Studio area
    • Records user interaction statistics
    • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned by a supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Two (2) years of relevant customer service experience Preferred Education:


    WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:

    • Experience working with integrated library systems.
    • Experience with web resources available in an academic and/or public library.
    • Experience teaching and/or training.
    • Experience in the public services department in an academic library.
    • Analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Strong computer skills including iMacs and applicable software; Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Suites, Audio/Visual Editing Suites.


    WHAT WE OFFER:
    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.     

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


    Physical Requirements:


    The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

  • Research Services Residency

    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, and Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.

    About the Role:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our service delivery 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 asking an early career librarian to apply for our Research Services Residency position. 

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity for rapid professional growth while gaining invaluable knowledge and skills essential to a career in academic librarianship. The Resident will learn best practices by learning how to: 1) provide general and specialized research assistance for on-site and virtual library users; 2) participate in user-centered, subject-specific instruction through general orientation sessions and course-integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies; and 3) engage in collection development activities for faculty, students and staff across social sciences disciplines of AUC member institutions. Subject-specific faculty and student interactions will include but are not limited to Business Administration, Economics, and Data Science. The Resident will be afforded the opportunity to become Bloomberg Certified and actively engage in all processes and procedures associated with being a partial Government Documents Depository Library and working with emerging programs such as the Propel Center and Metaverse Hub.

    This position will report to the Assistant Head of the Research, Learning and Technology Services (RLTS) Department and work with a team of 12 highly collaborative librarians for up to three years. There is potential for an appointment to a permanent position at the end of the residency. The resident will be assigned a mentor to facilitate growth and professional development as they move through the residency.

    What You Bring to the Role:

    Under the guidance of the RLTS Assistant Department and a mentor:

    • 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 a 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 assesses 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 & EXPERIENCE:

    • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree
    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Social Sciences-related field desirable
    • 0- 3 years of experience working as a librarian
    • 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 print/electronic resources for the Social Sciences related to an academic research environment
    • 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
    • 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
    • Great customer service ethics and high expectations for quality

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company-paid disability plans, relocation assistance, and 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.

     

  • 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 intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 

    About the Role:

    This position has 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. The available shifts for these positions are 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM and 4:00 PM until 12:30 AM.

    The Impact you will have: 

    • Schedule and maintain the Robert W. Woodruff Library fleet maintenance 
    • Provide training of Fire alarm and Intrusion systems 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. 

    What you bring to the role:

    •  High School diploma/GED or vocational school diploma 
    • Minimum three (3) years of security experience
    • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience 
    •  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 

    What we offer:

    Not only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that the Robert W. Woodruff Library at AUC offers! This includes our robust compensation package that is competitive for Atlanta area academic libraries; a 403(b) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance; Flexible Paid Time Off and Holiday Benefits which includes; 24 days per year vacation, 12 paid company holidays, paid winter break and 12 days per year paid sick leave. In addition, we offer Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care and a company-sponsored Employee Assistance Plan. We also offer Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care, a company-sponsored Employee Assistance Plan, Life and Disability benefits which include company-paid basic life insurance as well as short and long term disability insurance. The Library is committed to offering opportunities for professional growth development.

    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.

    **The Robert W. Woodruff Library has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring all employees for Covid-19 vaccination(s). In accordance with Robert W. Woodruff Library's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, our students, faculty, and visitors from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, we have reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AUCC Covid-19 Taskforce Committee and the Morehouse School of Medicine

     

  • Full-time Barista/Line Cook

    Job Summary:

    The Barista/Line Cook will be responsible for preparing high-quality meals that meet the chef’s exact specifications. In addition, they will be responsible for setting up the prep station, stocking inventory, and maintaining sanitation standards. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and multi-tasking skills. Ultimately, you will be essential in contributing to our customer satisfaction at the Woodi Café.

    The hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Greeting customers in a friendly manner and taking food and drink orders
    • Assist the Head Chef in preparing food items to meet Woodi Café standards and customer expectations on time.
    • Prepare a variety of beverages, including coffee, lattes, smoothies, cappuccino, and teas.
    • Answering customers’ questions about menu choices.
    • Promoting and recommending menu options to customers.
    • Accepting payment from customers.
    • Maintaining inventory and equipment by cleaning, troubleshooting, and reporting equipment repair needs.
    • Keeping the work environment sanitary and organized.
    • Evaluating and modifying processes to improve efficiency and quality of service. 
    • Working to attract new customers.
    • Maintains a professional appearance and relationship with customers and coworkers.
    • Prep food for the day to maintain ample backstock.

    Educational/Training Requirements:

    • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

    Experience:

    • 2-3 years of work experience in a retail or hospitality role preferred
    • Expertise in food preparation desired
    • Experience as a Barista and or Line Cook is ideal.

    Licenses/Certifications:

    None

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to operate point of sale
    • Customer service skills and knowledge
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task efficiently
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Knowledge of safe food handling procedures

    Physical Demands:

    • Must be able to lift/carry boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Frequent walking, standing, and bending.

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Digitization Project Student Assistant - Part-time

    About the AUC Woodruff Library:

    The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library provides information management, instruction, and access to various global information resources acquired and organized in support of teaching and learning, scholarship, and cultural preservation of the Atlanta University Center (AUC). The Library partners with member academic institutions of the AUC: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College

    The position reports to the Library’s Digital Services Department and will work closely with collections from the Archives Research Center.  Utilizing traditional and emerging technologies, the Digital Services Department develops and manages digital programs, services, and collections that expand access to hidden primary resources and promotes the scholarship and preservation of the AUC community.  The Archives Research Center of the AUC Woodruff Library (ARC) documents the life and culture of African Americans, particularly in the southeastern United States. Collections emphasizing education, literature, politics, government, social work, civil rights, and race relations are among the holdings.

    Note: This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours/week for 20 weeks)

    Position Description:

    The AUC Woodruff Library seeks a motivated, energetic, knowledgeable, and efficient student to work directly with experienced archivists and librarians to complete a digitization project. Students interested in humanities, archival studies, academic libraries, collection management, collection development, history, curatorial studies, and public history will have the opportunity to work with archival collections related to student activism, digitize materials, and describe content according to standard metadata schemes. Successful internship candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in libraries and archives and attention to detail, as well as an interest in history, the arts, and/or the sciences.

    The student project assistant will work on a project that will introduce them to many skills and services in the archival and library sciences, including:

    • Introducing students to archival preservation and processing as a career choice
    • Familiarizing students with cultural heritage and archival practices, including preservation, digital collections, digitization of archival materials, and metadata creation.
    • Providing students with practice, and hands-on training with archival collections
    • Mentoring of students by staff and supervisors

    The project will include choosing materials from the following collections for digitization and description:

    • Atlanta Student Movement Collection
    • Mary Ann Smith Wilson – Ruby Dorris Smith Collection on Student Activism
    • Atlanta University and Clark College Scrapbooks
    • Clark Atlanta University Student publication

    Duties and Tasks

    • Work with archivists to develop and execute a processing plan for selecting archival collection material for digitization.
    • Under the guidance of a DSD staff member, digitize a range of original archival materials (publications, manuscripts, photographs, bound material) following best practices and using specialized hardware (scanners) and software.
    • Create descriptive metadata for digitized content related to student activism materials in keeping with professional standards.
    • Create a digital collection and ingest archival collections and metadata into the RWWL Digital Repository, RADAR.

    Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:

    • Knowledge of African American history.
    • Experience working in a library is desirable
    • Some heavy lifting required
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Attention to detail required
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
    • Experience with standard software such as Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials.

     

     Preferred:

    • Familiarity with archival theory
    • Familiarity with handling archival materials
    • Familiarity with metadata standards for describing collections.
    • Knowledge of technologies and archival content management systems is desirable

     Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Graduate student or degree in a related field (for ex, library science, archival studies, history, public history).

    Note: This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours/week for 20 weeks)

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.

Transparency in Coverage & Transparent Billing

In compliance with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) directives, the library provides the following link to our Transparency in Coverage (TiC) Machine-Readable File URL:  MRF Access and Download. Please also see Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills.