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HMCPL Special Collections: Staff

HMCPL Special Collections is the community's archive. We empower individuals to seek their past, explore Huntsville and Madison County, and connect with history.


All Special Collections staff can answer questions about Huntsville and Madison County history and genealogy.


Manager of Special Collections

Heather Adkins, C.A.

Heather is a Certified Archivist and has a masters degree in Public History for Archives Management. She enjoys public speaking and geeking out about Huntsville history.



HMCPL Archivist

Cait Monroe

Cait has a masters in Public History for Historic Preservation. She often give presentations on cemetery preservation.




David Lilly, MLIS

David has a masters degree in Library and Information Science. He frequently presents for LearningQuest and the Library.


Library Assistant

Thomas Hutchens

Thomas has a degree in history. He gives semi-annual seminars on local history and writes a daily column for the department's social media.


Library Assistant

Avery Behr

Avery has a degree in history.