Megan O’Hern, C.A.
Megan O’Hern is a trained archivist and historian with more than five years of experience working with invaluable collections of paper and digital records, photographs, audiovisual records, and objects, all spanning the 18th through the 21st centuries. She is well-versed in archival standards including DACS and EAD. She is proficient with a variety of collections management tools, including ArchivesSpace, TotalRecall, PastPerfect, ArchiveIt, and KE-Emu.
While at History Associates, Ms. O’Hern has inventoried, assessed, organized, re-housed, described, and made accessible a number of archival collections — large and small — for clients including Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and the National Library of Medicine. She has provided a variety of collections management services such as object labeling and tracking for clients including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ms. O’Hern has also conducted historical research and has drafted organizational chronologies. Additionally, she serves as History Associates’ storage manager, maintaining intellectual and physical control over client materials stored onsite in Rockville.
Prior to joining History Associates, Ms. O’Hern assisted with the processing and collections management of the University of Maryland’s Special Collections in Labor History and Workplace Studies, including the AFL-CIO’s George Meany Memorial Archive. She has also worked with the Maryland State archives, where she conducted extensive historical research on the town of Brookeville, Maryland.
Ms. O’Hern earned a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa). Ms. O’Hern is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and is certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists.