Digital Systems and Software Manager, Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library

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, Jr. and Tupac Amaru Shakur Collections.


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 is seeking a Digital Systems and Software Manager. The Digital Systems and Software Manager will support the continued development, implementation and use of emerging technologies that enrich the teaching and learning landscape. S/he will collaborate with library and technology staff to identify, investigate and support relevant software solutions for library and archival open source applications including but not limited to, Archivists Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, MetaArchive, Omeka, XTF, Fedora, and Hydra. The Digital Systems and Software Manager will research, test and propose initiatives for technology innovations for the library in support of strategic goals, and will provide support and customizations for applications. S/he will assist with the creation, maintenance and/or revision of relevant website and digital content management and preservation systems.


  • Explore and identify new and emerging technologies in collaboration with library and technology staff to deliver information and services to library users.
  • Assist in the development of new systems and applications including project management, planning and staff training.
  • Design, implement and support software solutions for internal and external customers using tools such as Java, Javascript, Python and Ruby in Windows and Linux environments.
  • Work with Archives Research Center staff to facilitate online access to new and legacy collections to ensure timely and convenient access by students, community and scholars worldwide.
  • Improve the efficiency and integration of existing implementations such as ArchivesSpace and XTF (eXtensibe Text Framework) including developing custom style sheets, migrations, upgrades and customizations.
  • Support long term access and preservation of digital assets including providing server level management, upgrades and local customization of content management and digital repository systems.
  • Update and maintain the organization’s website.
  • Collaborate with library staff in developing funding proposals to advance digital initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science. Master’s in Information Science (MIS) or equivalent degree desired
  • Strong experience with languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, PHP
  • Strong experience with Unix/Linux, Mac OSX and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with Apache, MySQL, and Oracle
  • Demonstrated experience with XML and database design and construction; advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and website creation and maintenance
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (OCLC’s WMS preferred)
  • Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital repositories and metadata development and maintenance for local digital collections
  • Knowledge of standards based metadata schema including encoded archival description (EAD), MARC XML, MODS and METS, and Dublin Core desirable
  • Familiarity with repository software technologies both open source and vendor products, including CONTENTdm, DigitalCommons, Omeka, Fedora Commons, Hydra
  • Experience leveraging library APIs
  • Project management skills and knowledge of agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of current trends, technology, standards, and practices of archives management
  • Analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a team environment
  • Ability to negotiate conflict among users and staff
  • Ability to problem solve (identifying, exercising good judgment, solving)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
  • Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

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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