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:

  • Reference Librarian – Social Sciences

    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 Reference Librarian for the Social Sciences.  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 assigned subject areas. This position reports to the Assistant Head of the Discovery and Access 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 Social Sciences 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 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.

     

    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 www.auctr.edu.

  • 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 instructions
    • 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.

     

  • Electronic Resources and Serials 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 Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the acquisition, access management, and analysis of the library’s electronic and print serials, and government documents collections

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Creates, analyzes, enriches, and maintains catalog records for electronic and print serials resources according to national cataloging standards. Revises serials resource records due to changes in format, title, and/or holdings
    • Reviews, manipulates, and revises batches of vendor supplied records to ensure that electronic serials resources are rapidly and adequately described in the library catalog
    • Coordinates the processing and shelving of current print issues of journals, magazines, and newspapers
    • Processes government documents and monthly Marcive files.  Also, identifies and resolves processing, claiming and cataloging problems related to government documents
    • Assists in the development of policies, practices, and workflows for electronic and serials resource management. Generates and presents various reports to include: numbers of serial subscriptions, number of subscriptions by format, user statistics, etc.
    • Provides back-up support to the Systems Librarian on Knowledge Base and EZProxy server management, and works with the Systems Librarian to troubleshoot electronic journal access issues, including link resolver issues

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree
    • Minimum of one year of experience managing electronic resources in an academic library, with focus on electronic serials management
    • Experience with EZproxy, open URL, and other electronic resource management software
    • Demonstrated understanding of current serials and electronic resource management models, practices, and trends within the academic library environment
    • Familiarity with OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services (WMS) ILS preferred
    • Ability to accomplish projects with minimal supervision
    • 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
    • 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 interpersonal skills , including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where  change and innovation are encouraged;
    • Ability to thrive and handle multiple responsibilities in a team environment

    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 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.

    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 www.auctr.edu.

     

  • Reference Librarian – Humanities

    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 Reference Librarian for the Humanities.  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 assigned subject areas. This position reports to the Assistant Head of the Discovery and Access 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 Humanities 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 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.

     

    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 www.auctr.edu.

     

  • Webmaster and Multi-media Specialist

    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 a shared resource for the intellectual and cultural life at the Atlanta University Center.  The Library was the 2016 recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university library category.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library seeks a creative and detail-oriented Webmaster & Multimedia Specialist. This position reports to the Unit Head of E-Learning Technology and manages all aspects of the library’s website and mobile app, including layout and design, routine maintenance, updates, collaborations with library staff, and serves as liaison with the library’s website development company. Working with the E-Learning Technologies Unit, this position provides information assistance, customer service, and assists in the provision of training on use of emerging technologies to the Atlanta University Center faculty, staff, and students. This position will require evening and weekend work on a rotational basis.

     

     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Manage the library’s website, including performing routine maintenance and updates.
    • Develop and implement ideas about website layout and design.
    • Post approved content to the library’s website via a content management system to include announcements, events, news stories, and job postings.
    • Coordinate and collaborate efforts related to the website with staff and an external website development company.
    • Manage the library’s webmaster email account and respond to other public inquiries about the website as needed.
    • Perform routine quality assurance checks for website functionality and troubleshooting of all website content. Test library website for performance across browsers, operating systems, and mobile devices.
    • Train library staff on the website’s content management system as needed.
    • Manage the Library’s mobile app with Boopsie/DEMCO, including performing routine maintenance and updates.
    • Assist in creation of online tutorials for learning technologies, software and hardware.
    • Provide information assistance to users at service points on a rotating schedule, including evenings and weekends.
    • Respond to phone, email, and in-person customer inquiries regarding Technology Design Studio services.
    • Schedule appointments for group study, audio-visual editing suites, and presentation-practice rooms.
    • Assist in providing training to AUC faculty, staff, students, and library staff with iMacs, PCs, and various software programs.
    • Assist in providing training to AUC faculty, staff, students, and library staff in the use of new learning technologies.
    • Collaborate with various library departments on projects involving multimedia production.
    • Assist with classroom and lecture capture setups in classrooms.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
    • Two plus years of relevant website management experience
    • Experience managing websites through content management systems (e.g. WordPress).
    • Expertise in HTML and CSS (experience with PHP preferred).
    • Ability to create and edit multimedia items (photo/video/audio production).
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • An attention to detail for quality assurance checks, including experience in copyediting
    • Knowledge of web analytics and associated tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Piwik)
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
    • Strong customer service, troubleshooting and organizational skills
    • Ability to adapt to a changing work 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 careers@auctr.edu.  Please include three professional 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.

  • Executive Assistant

    The Atlanta University Center, Inc. - Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC 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 AUC Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 

    SUMMARY:

    The AUC Woodruff Library is seeking a professional and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Executive Assistant.  Reporting to the Library’s CEO/Library Director, the Executive Assistant manages the administrative office and supports all activities of the CEO/Library Director.  This position supervises one direct report and interacts regularly with members of the library’s management team and with support staff of the college Presidents.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Supports the office and activities of the Library’s CEO/Library Director
    • Supervises the Office Assistant position to include delegation and oversight of work, coaching, and performance evaluation
    • Provides executive level administrative assistance for the CEO/Library Director and members of the management team including creation and organization of office documents, receiving visitors, handling the executive calendar, and travel for CEO/Library Director and other staff as assigned
    • Schedules regular and special meetings to include meetings for the Board of Trustees; prepares agendas and pre-meeting materials, record, route and post minutes to respective portals; coordinate meeting room setups and catering.
    • Manages the office petty cash fund, and the expense and reimbursement records for submission to Finance
    • Maintains office equipment, files and supplies
    • Using the library’s personnel management system, records the time and attendance for the CEO/Library Director and the management team

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • High school diploma required, college degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years administrative support experience
    • One to two years of supervisory experience
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information and sensitive topics and correspondence.
    • Ability to communicate professionally both in writing and orally.
    • Ability to cultivate and manage relationships at all levels
    • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
    • Excellent proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Ability to plan projects and coordinate resources to deliver effectively and within budget
    • Highly effective collaboration skills to work successfully with internal and external stakeholders

    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.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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

  • Graduate Student 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.

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Perform web, email, and phone research to identify, verify, and update directory information
    • Document sources of information with references
    • Use Excel and CSV to create and update spreadsheets
    • Use Git to provide version control as datasets are updated
    • Use OpenRefine to reconcile data against global vocabularies and ontologies
    • Use WikiData to publish data
    • Collaborate with Digital Initiatives Librarian and Web Developer in the creation of a public user interface and automated email tool.

     

    SKILLS:

     

    • Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, as well as independently
    • Ability to conduct professional business telephone and email communication
    • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications preferred
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in Library Science or Archival Science
    • Demonstrated ability to follow technical procedures and workflows required
    • Experience working in technology, archives, and/or libraries desirable
    • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly condition
    • Attention to detail required
    • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them

     

    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.

     

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

  • 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 Discovery and Access 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 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.

     

    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 www.auctr.edu.

     

  • Digital Archivist

    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 rich collection documenting the African American experience and the African Diaspora.  It features manuscript writings 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.  Additionally, the AUC Woodruff Library serves as the custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  Notable accomplishments include, recipient of two Communicator Awards for print communication materials, recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for HBCU Photographic Preservation Project Round II, and national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. 

    To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a knowledgeable, engaging, dynamic, customer focused digital and reference 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 reference services.  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.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • 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
    • Assists the Assistant Head with the implementation of Instruction Services and course development 
    • Recommends, updates, implements, and assesses reference policies and procedures
    • Coordinates public programming, social media campaigns, and messaging to promote archival and special collections and services
    • Develops procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access in collaboration with Digital Services Department,
    • Creates and updates archives research guides and processes archival digital collections
    • Coordinates and promotes digital exhibits
    • Coordinates reproduction services
    • Compiles and analyzes daily and monthly reference statistics and generates reports
    • Assists with maintenance of ARC’s special book collections
    • Assists with the processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials
    • Participates on department and library-wide committees and/or taskforces
    • Participates in special projects
    • Contributes to the success of the Archives Research Center by performing all other duties as assigned

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or Masters degree in History or Archival Science; academic and practical training in archival management
    • Strong knowledge of African American history and culture; educational background in related field preferred and highly desirable
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, standards, and proper handling of materials
    • Knowledge of archival content, structure, and preservation metadata standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODS, PREMIS, etc.
    • Experience providing research, reference and instructional services
    • 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 WMS and web resources available in an academic and/or public library
    • Experience with content management systems, Omeka, and ArchivesSpace, as well as XTF, highly desirable
    • 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
    • Supervisory experience desired
    • Experience with curation of special collections exhibits desired

    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.  This position will remain open until filled.

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

  • Graduate Assistant (part-time)

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking highly motivated, energetic graduate students for employment opportunities.  Students must be available to work 20 hours per week during library hours of operation.

     

    ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT

    Requirements and Duties:

    • Enrolled as a graduate student at one of the Atlanta University Center school member institutions
    • Successfully completed course work in African American history and culture
    • Experience working in library desirable
    • Some heavy lifting required 
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Attention to detail required
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Assist with research services
    • Retrieve and re-shelve book and manuscript materials
    • Prepare photocopies for researchers, processing, and preservation
    • Assist with acquisitions, processing, and cataloging collections including bibliographic searching, packing, sorting, filing, labeling, and preparing inventories
    • Assist with preservation measures to care for collections
    • Assist with exhibit preparation and public programming

     

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu.  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 www.auctr.edu

     

    Resumes are being accepted through Friday, September 20, 2019.

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.