All are invited to attend the upcoming Alumni Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinar with Meredity Evans (Ph.D. '06) on Friday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. ET via Zoom webinar. Meredith Evans serves as the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.
To register for the event, please visit: go.unc.edu/Meredith-Evans-AMA
About Meredith Evans:
Meredith Evans (PhD ’06) is Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta and served as President of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) from 2018-2020. She held positions at Washington University in St. Louis, UNC Charlotte, and George Washington University. She has been a member of the SILS Board of Visitors since 2017 and has chaired the board since 2020.
Evans deeply believes in supporting community collaborations to promote civic engagement and to increase the number of collections of underrepresented communities that serve as evidence for written history. She created an LGBTQ Collection at Charlotte, assisted in creating the Documenting Ferguson project, and Documenting the Now in St. Louis. She has written on the role and value of libraries and archives as advocacy organizations that support and document social change and help people see their role in the larger social fabric around them. In her current role she works to make a difference in the civic life of our communities by motivating people to effect change by acquiring knowledge, skills and values through both political and non-political processes.