Reagan Grimsleyhe/him/his Head of Special Collections and Archives Librarian III Contact 4700 Holmes AvenueM. Louis Salmon LibraryRoom 343AHuntsville, AL 35805 Campus Map firstname.lastname@example.org Biography Reagan Grimsley is a native of Mississippi and has over twenty years of experience in higher education as both an archival administrator and educator. He currently leads the UAH Archives and Special Collections unit and teaches archival classes part-time in the UAH History Department. His research areas include the history of Alabama and Mississippi, archival studies, library science, museum studies, oral history, and public history. He is an advocate of the study abroad experience and hopes to lead future trips to the United Kingdom that will allow students to explore archives, cultural sites, libraries, and museums in that country. Grimsley believes digital scholarship, such as digital humanities, are key to preparing a new generation of scholars and is working to establish a digital scholarship lab in the Salmon Library to meet this need. Grimsley is active in promoting history education, and has recently participated in K-12 teacher training via the Alabama History Institutes and Alabama History Day workshops. Education ABD for the PhD in History, Georgia State University, graduation TBD MLIS, Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000 MA, History, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000 BS, History, The University of Southern Mississippi, 1992 Expertise Archives LAMS (Libraries, Archives, Museums) Oral history Digital humanities Recent Publications Grimsley, Reagan L. and Caroline Gibbons. "Ready for Launch: Building an Institutional Repository from the Ground Up," Presentation at Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference 2022, virtual, April 2022. Grimsley, Reagan L. “One Small Step? Collection Strategies for Libraries, Archives, and Museums In the Space Age.” Acta Astronautica Volume 182 May 2021, p. 574-577. Grimsley, Reagan, Drew Adan, Caroline Gibbons, Sara Kaparos and William Morris. “The Life and Legacy of Frances Cabaniss Roberts,” Panel traveling exhibit, multiple Alabama locations, 2021-2022. “Preserving and Telling Space History,” 17 minute interview of Reagan Grimsley and Ed Stewart by host Ira Flato, Science Friday, 7/19/2019 public radio airdate. Grimsley, Reagan L. “To Audibly Preserve: Collection of and Access to Oral and Video History Materials,” To Boldly Preserve: Archiving for the Next Half-Century of Space Flight, College Park, Maryland, February 2018. Grimsley, Reagan L. “Piney Woods.” Chapter in A Bicentennial History of Mississippi, p. 142-197. Jackson, MS: Secretary of State of Mississippi, October 2017. Grimsley, Reagan L. “Reorienting the Piney Woods: Rural and Urban Change in South Mississippi, 1865-1910.” Chapter in Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century: Uneasy Neighbors, p.134-146. Editors E. B. Sloan and Mary Hammond. London: Routledge, June 2016 Grimsley, Reagan L. “The Legacy of the Builder: Joseph T. Jones and the Development of Gulfport, Mississippi.” Journal of Mississippi History, Volume 75, Number 4, 2014. Grimsley, Reagan L. and Susan Wynne. “Creating Access to Oral Histories in Academic Libraries,” College and Undergraduate Libraries Volume 16, Number 4, Fall 2009, p. 278-299. Grimsley, Reagan L. “Discovering Blind Tom Wiggins: Creating Digital Access to Original Sheet Music in the Columbus State University Archives.” Music Reference Services Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 2, 2006, p. 1-11.