Job: Assistant Head, Archives Research Center in Atlanta

Assistant Head, Archives Research Center

Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center

December 9, 2009


Academic administration, Librarians/ library administration

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JOB TITLE: Assistant Head, Archives Research Center

The Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center is an
organization undergoing dynamic transformation and is poised for
excellence. Our uniqueness among academic libraries is our service to
four historically black institutions in the Atlanta University Center –
Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the
Interdenominational Theological Center. The Library serves nearly 10,000
undergraduate and graduate students and has a collection of 1 million
items in various formats including a special collections and archives
department rich in African American materials. The Library is a member
of ARCHE, SOLINET, OCLC, HBCU Library Alliance, and a participant of the
Georgia state network, GALILEO

The Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University seeks an
energetic, experienced, service oriented individual to serve as
Assistant Head, Archives and Research Center. Reporting to Library’s
Head, Archives Research Center the Assistant Head, Archives Research
Center is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of the
university archives through appraisal, arrangement, description, and
creation of finding aids; supervision of processing and digitization
projects and staff; and assistance in the provision of reference and
instructional services. In the absence of the department head provides
oversight and coordination of daily services and operations.
Participates in evening and week-end rotations.

·Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (Archives
Management and/or Library and Information Science).
·Formal archival training or certification as an archivist
·Minimum of two years processing experience
·Experience in project management and supervision
·Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current trends, technology,
standards, and practices of archives management in academic libraries
·Demonstrated understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of
digital formats and standards including XML, EAD and Dublin Core
·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
·Experience with grant writing desirable

Salary commensurate with experience

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume
online to the Human Resources Department at 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 and to view the full job description visit
us online at

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