Rosemary K. J. Davis

I am the Head of Archival Accessioning for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library  at Yale University.  Prior to joining the Beinecke, I worked at institutions including Amherst College and Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. I received my MSLIS + Archives certificate from Pratt Institute  and my BA with concentrations in Art History + Writing from the New School. In 2015, I was awarded an IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early-Career Librarians. Currently, I serve as Chair of SAA’s Accessioning, Acquisitions, and Appraisal Section, on the Steering Committee for SAA’s Women Archivists Section,  and as Managing Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies



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Meaghan O’Riordan

I am the Archivist for Moravian Church in America, Southern Province. From 2016-2022, I worked as Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library at Emory University. Prior to my work at Emory, I took a detour to the public library world as a Library Associate for the Gwinnett County Public Library. My start in special collections was at the Special Collection Research Center at North Carolina State University as a Library Associate while I earned my MLS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also hold a Masters in Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a BA in Religious Studies from North Carolina State University. I serve on the Steering Committee for SAA’s Accessioning, Acquisitions & Appraisal Section, as Treasurer for the SILS Alumni Association, and as a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies.



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