September 13, 2019

AUC Woodruff Library Awarded Grant to Launch Woodi Health Hub

ATLANTA (September 13, 2019) — The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library was awarded a $15,000 grant to launch the Woodi Health Hub—a project that will improve health information literacy among AUC students, faculty and staff.

The Woodi Health Hub—a health information kiosk that will be located on the main level of the Library—is an All of Us Community Engagement project funded by the Network of National Libraries of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic (NNLM SEA) Region for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The kiosk will provide access to both print and digital health literature, personal health assessment surveys and contact information for health agencies. Library staff who received health information resources training will partner with AUC faculty to develop and deliver health information literacy training modules to targeted groups of students.

The kick-off event, an AUC Health Information Fair, was held on September 12 featuring health information tables, health and wellness games and healthy snack tasting.

The Library also plans to host monthly healthy cooking demonstrations to promote healthy eating habits and other collaborative events featuring local health professionals who will share information about health conditions, wellness strategies and real-life experiences to benefit those students interested in health-related fields.

A Woodi Health Hub Field Day event on the Library’s Greenscape is planned for the spring semester to encourage students to become more active while having fun. In addition, student advocates will be recruited to plan and implement project initiatives. Interested AUC faculty can request health information resources sessions for their classes.

Developed resources reported in this news release are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. 

 

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.