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Archivist Erica Haakensen performs archival processing work and has assisted with conducting records and memorabilia inventories. She has worked on a variety of archival tasks for the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Library of Medicine’s Digital Manuscripts Program (DMP), focusing especially on processing manuscript collections. She arranged and described the papers of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU), Adrian Kantrowitz, Emery Johnson, William DeVries, and others. Her additional work includes designing and building databases in Microsoft Access, writing database user manuals, transcribing handwritten and typed collection documents, scanning documents, and performing quality control work on metadata, scanned images, collection inventories, and transcripts.
Ms. Haakensen is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). She became a certified archivist of the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) in 2006. Ms. Haakensen earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Providence College in Rhode Island and her master’s degree in library science with an archives management concentration from Simmons College in Massachusetts.