Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals

$5,500.00 (approved)
$5,500.00 (awarded)

Felix G. Woodward Library Disaster Preparedness

FAIN: PG-50867-10

Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN 37044-0001)
Sharon Johnson (Project Director: May 2009 to May 2011)

The hiring of a consultant to assist with the development of a disaster preparedness and emergency response plan and to provide training for staff. The library's humanities collections include the papers of several notable authors including Robert Penn Warren, Dorothy Dix, and local agrarian writer, Danforth Ross.

The project will help the library finalize a disaster preparedness plan and provide recovery training to the library staff of the Felix G. Woodward Library of Austin Peay State University which is in a tornado zone. The library houses three humanities special collections and a general humanities collection that is essential for study of and research in the humanities not only by the students, faculty, and staff of the university, but by researchers and the surrounding community.