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:

  • Deputy Director

    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. 

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a collaborative, innovative, mission-focused leader to assist in providing vision, leadership, and direction for the library’s operations and services.  Serving as a member of the organization’s management team, the Deputy Director will have primary responsibility for day to day operations, user service outcomes and for strategic guidance of the Collection and Content Management department (CCM), Digital Services department (DSD), and the Discovery and Access Services department (DAS).  The Deputy Director will serve as a member of the organization’s executive team and may facilitate meetings of the library’s Faculty Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council, Scholarly Communications working group, Librarian’s Promotion Committee and more.  The Deputy Director works closely with faculty of the member institutions to advance the strategic priorities of the library.  This position may serve as a liaison for selected activities of the library’s Board of Trustees.  This position reports to the CEO and Library Director and functions as the administrator-in-charge in the absence of the CEO and Library Director.  The incumbent is significantly engaged in the profession and has experience with non-profit governance. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Provides day to day management of the library operations: public services, technical and digital services
    • Participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, budgeting, resource and policy development, and governance
    • Assists the CEO/Library Director in the drafting and review of policy, budgeting, and planning
    • Responsible for development of user procedures
    • Participates in the line of approvals for key organizational projects, and for organizational purchasing and expenditures
    • Supervision of CCM, DSD, and DAS departments to include collaboration in staff recruitment and retention strategies
    • In conjunction with relevant library departments, builds and sustains partnerships with AUC member institutions and external organizations to increase the visibility and use of the library
    • Evaluate and reimagine library functions and services to best meet the needs of member institution constituents
    • Responsible for development and submission of library reports in support of discipline based and institutional accreditations and a variety of professional surveys
    • Conducts planning and assessment of library-wide technology solutions in conjunction with the Office of Computing and Information Technology. 
    • Contract review for technical and digital services 
    • Will work closely with the Library’s management team to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization and to ensure the appropriate and effective policies and procedures are in place for the protection of the enterprise’s information resources
    • Coordinate critical system-wide projects, especially as they relate to the technological impact on staff, customers, and resources
    • Develop and disseminate essential communications to staff and users.
    • Serve on faculty committees of member institutions as assigned
    • Actively engage in professional development, research, and publication/presentation of knowledge in the library and within the profession
    • Participate in grant development, implementation and oversight
    • Function as administrator-in-charge in the absence of CEO/Director

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
    • Five or more years in a supervisory role
    • Five or more years working in an academic library environment
    • Experience managing technology within higher education environment
    • Three or more years of experience working with technical services, and/or public services
    • An ability to articulate messaging in a manner that is engaging for a wide variety of audiences.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of an academic and public community
    • Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and to communicate results using selected presentation styles and software effectively
    • Ability to develop structures and workflows to maximize user benefits and operational efficiencies
    • Experience managing library operations to include resources and budgets
    • Ability to independently set priorities, adapt and drive change initiatives, and successfully manage projects
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in higher education and libraries
    • Experience managing conflict involving staff and users
    • Experience licensing scholarly content and negotiating with library vendors
    • Experience with grants writing 

    PREFERRED:

    • Knowledge of current research and theories of learning, pedagogy, and assessment
    • Experience on or working with governing boards

    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.  Review of resumes will begin in August 2018 with position remaining open until the successful candidate is selected.

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

  • Assistant Department Head of Archives Research Center

    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 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 to various notable collections to include the Morehouse College Martin Luther King and the Maynard Jackson Mayoral Records

    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.  This is 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 highly motivated, energetic, knowledgeable, and efficient archivist to serve as the Library’s Assistant Department Head of Archives Research Center and expand access to, and promotion of its archives, manuscripts and special collections.  The individual will assist the Head of the Archives Research Center in carrying-out the strategic goals of the department with a focus upon the department vision of becoming a premier destination archives.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the physical and intellectual control of the archives, manuscripts and special collections through appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids; supervision of two FTE professional staff, interns, and processing and digitization projects; and assistance in developing policies, and the provision of reference and instructional services. The Assistant Department Head will also liaison with the Digital Services Unit, and participate in library-wide initiatives through committees, taskforces, and projects, including exhibitions.  In the absence of the Department Head, the Assistant Department Head provides oversight and coordination of daily services and operations. This position participates in evening and weekend work schedule rotations. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (Archives Management, Librarianship, History, or related area)
    • Formal archival training or certification as an archivist
    • Minimum of 3 years experience processing archival and/or manuscript collections
    • Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
    • Experience in project management, including planning, organizing and evaluating the work other staff
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current theories, trends, standards, and practices of archival  services in academic libraries, including DACS, MPLP, LCSH
    • Demonstrated understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of digital formats and standards, including XML, EAD and Dublin Core
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a collegial work environment where change and innovation are encouraged
    • Evidence of scholarship and/or professional activity
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Ability to thrive in a team setting and handle multiple responsibilities in a team environment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills
    • Experience providing reference and instructional services
    • Ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment
    • Experience with applications of technology including archival management systems and content repositories

    PREFERRED:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and/or education in African American studies and history
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using archival and content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archon, and/or CONTENTdm
    • Experience working in a university or academic setting
    • Grant writing and/or implementation experience

    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.  Review of resumes will begin in August 2018 with position remaining open until the successful candidate is selected.

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

  • Graduate and Student Assistant (part-time)

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking highly motivated, energetic graduate and undergraduate 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

    DIGITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

    Requirements and Duties

    • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at one of the Atlanta University Center member institutions
    • Sensitivity to and experience handling library or archival materials.
    • Ability to operate a computer and scanner
    • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop preferred.
    • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications preferred.
    • Attention to detail required
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Carefully handle fragile and/or rare archival materials
    • Preparation of materials for scanning which may include creating an inventory, dis-binding materials and packing
    • Calibrate all components of scanners and computer workstations as needed
    • Scan a variety of formats including documents, photographs, artwork, etc.
    • Importing images into editing software; manipulate images as required
    • Record technical and descriptive metadata
    • Upload files and associated metadata into content management system for online access    

    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, October 12, 2018.

     

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.