December 05, 2019

AUC Woodruff Library Receives Service Organization Control II Type 2 Certification

ATLANTA (Dec. 05, 2019) – The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Woodruff Library today announced the successful completion of the third, extensive audit certification of Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2. This audit resulted in Smith & Howard CPAs & Advisors affirming the Library’s maintenance of effective controls over the security and availability of its IT networking systems.

The audit, which was conducted in October, reviewed the Library’s capacity to meet the needs of existing or potential customers who require assurance about the effectiveness of controls and safeguards in the Library relevant to the security and availability of the technical systems that process customers’ information.

Principles and related criteria used in the audit were developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) for use by practitioners in the performance of trust services engagements. Having successfully completed the third annual SOC 2 Type 2 audit, the Library is now entitled to utilize the AICPA SOC icon in its operational and promotional collateral.

"We are pleased that our third consecutive SOC 2 Type 2 audit report continues to demonstrate that we have the appropriate controls in place to mitigate risks related to Security & Availability,” said AUC Woodruff Library CEO and Director Loretta Parham. “Our technical systems remain protected against unauthorized access (both physical and virtual) and are available for operation to fulfill our organization’s maximum service capacity and, most important, to deliver with confidence the highest level of service that our users demand.”

For a copy of the AICPA SOC2 Report, contact Eric Miller – CFO, AUC Woodruff Library (emiller@auctr.edu).

 

About the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library serves the nation’s largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities, which includes Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the intellectual center of this prestigious academic community, the Library’s mission is to provide the highest level of information resources and services in support of student and faculty success and the cultural preservation of the Atlanta University Center. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of this state-of-the-art facility, the Library has evolved into a model repository of information resources and a front-runner in the innovative delivery of digital resources. The AUC Woodruff Library is the winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category from the Association of Collegiate and Research Libraries (ACRL). Library CEO Loretta Parham was named the ACRL 2017 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. Additional information about the AUC Woodruff Library is available at www.auctr.edu.