Charlie Gibbons

he/him/his Digital Archivist Librarian I


4700 Holmes Avenue
M. Louis Salmon Library
Huntsville, AL 35805
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Charlie Gibbons is the digital archivist at the UAH Archives and Special Collections. He manages the Digital Projects section and the UAH Digital Collections website. He also manages LOUIS, the home for UAH scholarly and creative output and the access point for historic university publications. Charlie worked for the Alabama Department of Archives and History in various capacities in the Education section and the Digital Assets section from 2009 to 2014. Before coming to UAH in 2018, he was an Education Program Specialist at the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, where he focused on providing K-12 educators access to primary sources. Charlie received a BA in History from Auburn University in 2013. He completed an MA in History with a certificate in Archival Studies, also from Auburn University, in 2016. In order to support Archives and Special Collections’ German-language collections, he is currently pursuing a second BA in German at UAH.

Curriculum Vitae

LOUIS Institutional Repository

UAH Digital Collections


  • BA, German, University of Alabama in Huntsville, expected December 2023
  • Graduate Certificate, Archival Studies, Auburn University, May 2016
  • MA, History, Auburn University, May 2016
  • BA, History, Auburn University, December 2013


  • Omeka Classic
  • Digital projects
  • Handwriting transcription
  • Alabama history

Recent Publications

  • Charlie Gibbons and Reagan Grimsley, “Ready for Launch: Building an Institutional Repository from the Ground Up,” Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference, April 2022.

  • Drew Adan, Charlie Gibbons, and Sara Kaparos, “Plotting in the Archives: Neatline and Digital Humanities Projects at UAH,” Society of Alabama Archivists Annual Meeting, October 2020.

  • Dudley Burwell and Charlie Gibbons, “From Alabama to Algeria and Beyond: The World War II Photography of Edwin D. Burwell,” Alabama Association of Historians Annual Meeting, February 2020.

  • Drew Adan, Reagan Grimsley, and Charlie Gibbons, “Everything is on the Web, Right? Implementing Digital Access to Collections Through Long-Term Planning Using ArchivesSpace and Omeka,” Society of Alabama Archivists Annual Meeting, October 2019.

  • Charlie Gibbons, “Hungry for History: Bringing Back Social Studies in Alabama,” AASLH History News, Winter 2018.

  • Caroline Gibbons, “Hungry for History: Engaging with Primary Sources in Alabama’s K-12 Classrooms,” Society of Alabama Archivists Annual Meeting, October 2017.