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Robert W. Woodruff AUC Library

The AUC Library Wins 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

AUC LibraryThe Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center is the recipient of a 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.
Sponsored by the American Library Association and the Years Before Present Library Services, the award recognizes the staff of a college, university, and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.

​The Robert W. Woodruff Library took the top honor in the university category, recognized for transformative change in innovative services and programs. The library will be presented with $3,000 and a plaque at an upcoming award ceremony in the AUC.

About the Library

Constructed in 1982, the Robert W. Woodruff Library is named in honor of the late Robert Winship Woodruff, philanthropist and former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.

The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the “center of the Center,” the AUC Woodruff Library is the intellectual and information hub of the Atlanta University Center. 

The AUC Woodruff Library is also home to the Archives Research Center, which is noted for its extensive and unique holdings of materials on the African American experience, including the John Henrik Clarke Africana and African American Collection, the Henry P. Slaughter and Countee Cullen Memorial Collection, and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection. In addition, at the request of Morehouse College, the library serves as custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.