Library Technical Assistant Digital Services

at AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library (view profile)
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted June 16, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $25.000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $30,000
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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 each of the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the “Center of the Center” a neutral intellectual and social engagement space for the Atlanta University Center community.

Job Summary:

The Library Technical Assistant–Digital Services is responsible for digitizing and creating metadata for original archival materials using a variety of high-resolution scanners for online access, research, and use.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Digitize a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and best practices.  (30%)
  • Ensure quality of master images, edit images as needed, and create derivate images for access purposes.  (20%)
  • Provide access copies of digitized archival materials to support Archives Research Center patron requests, for digital and physical exhibits, and other projects as necessary.  (20%)
  • Edit, update and/or create metadata for digital content following archival best practices and standards and institutional procedures. (10%)
  • Assist with building digital exhibits and preparing digital materials for ingest/upload into institutional repositories. (5%)
  • Calibrate and maintain all equipment in the digital lab. (5%)
  • Upload digital content and associated metadata to online institutional repositories. (5%)
  • Provide information assistance to users at service points on a rotating schedule including some evenings and weekends. (2.5%)
  • Assist with the printing reproductions for exhibitions (2.5%) 

Educational/Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree


1 -2 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience with using image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Customer Service Experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with archival digitization standards and best practices.
  • Experience operating a variety of scanning hardware and software.
  • Familiarity with the digitization of audio and video formats preferred.
  • Sensitivity and experience in handling fragile archival materials.
  • Understanding of library metadata structures and standards such as MODS, Dublin Core, EAD
  • Analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems.
  • Strong computer skills in both Windows and Macintosh environments.


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.


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