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Special Collections & Archives Student Assistant Guide: General Information

A helpful guide for student assistants working in Special Collections.

Welcome to the team!

Special Collections and Archives collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas. The department promotes the use of these materials by the Georgia State University community, scholars and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and to further the educational, research and service missions of the university. Student assistants help with outreach activities, social media, reference, processing collections, and other special projects!

Department Contact Information

Christina Zamon - Head of Special Collections & Archives 

404.413.2889  |

Bill Hardesty - Assistant Head of Special Collections & Archives 

404.413.2890  |

Hal Hansen - Archival Associate  

404.413.2894  |

Hilary Morrish - Archival Associate 

404.413.2895  |

Guy Conn - Outreach & Access Librarian

404.413.2810  |

Katherine Fisher - Digital Preservation & Social Change Archivist 

404.413.2893  |

Kevin Fleming - Popular Music and Culture Archivist 

404.413.2891  |

Laurel Bowen - University Archivist 

404.413.2887  |

Michelle Asci - Photo Collections Specialist 

404.413.2742  |

Morna Gerrard - Women & Gender Archivist 

404.413.2888  |

Lisa Vallen - Southern Labor Archivist  

404.413.2886  |



Important Numbers

GSU Police


Library Circulation Desk 

- For questions about overdue books, holds, etc.


Library Reference Desk

-For questions about library related databases, books, research, etc.



Reading Room Hours & Contact Info


8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Saturday hours are 12:00 to 6:00 pm, by appointment must be made by 4:00 pm on Thursday.

Phone number:

404.413.2880 ext. 2880





Georgia State University Library

103 Decatur St. SE

Library South Room 800

Atlanta, GA 30303



Find us here!




It's helpful to follow and check these accounts for up-to-date information about events and/or new collections and happenings in the department.