About the Archivist

Meaghan began as the Archivist for the Southern Province on August 22, 2022. Previously, she was an archivist at Emory University’s Rose Library since 2016, where her career was focused on developing, implementing and overseeing a programmatic approach to ensure manuscripts, archives and rare book collections in all formats and across all collecting areas are appropriately tracked, accessioned, described, discoverable and available for use. She also completed several projects to enhance collection management, including a database of containers in the Library’s holdings, a database of Rose Library acquisitions from 2012-present and transcription of legacy accession records into ArchivesSpace.

Meaghan’s resume lists more than 15 professional presentations and 11 professional publications she has authored or coauthored since 2014 including most recently: Davis, R.K.J. & M. O’Riordan. Accessioning, archival in P. Franks (Ed.), The Handbook of Archival Practice, 2021. She is professionally active in the Society of American Archivists, for which she co-chairs the Best Practices for Archival Accessioning Working Group and sits on the steering committee for the Accessioning, Acquisitions & Appraisal Section. She also is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies and member of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

A native of Welcome, N.C., Meaghan simultaneously earned two bachelor’s degrees at NCSU, one in English and one in Religious Studies, graduating summa cum laude. She holds two master’s degrees: an MS in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University (with transferring credits from Duke University). After completing her MLIS, she worked in the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University. She also has public library experience.

Meaghan is very familiar with the Moravian Church and its history, and she has some training in reading German. She and her husband were married in St. Philips Moravian Church.