Katie Jakovich, C.A.

Archivist | Outreach & Organization Maven

“Being an archivist is just as exciting as it appears to be in the film National Treasure, but instead of epic chases and rooms full of secret gold, we arrange and describe collections to help historians impart historical truths.” 

Work at HAI

With HAI since 2021, Katie brings a variety of experiences working in libraries and archives, as well as a passion for history and public outreachKatie’s work includes processing the materials of a United States Senator, office closeout (physical and digital packing and inventory) for multiple Congressional offices, records management work, and project management servicesShe enjoys working with the HAI team and clients to improve the accessibility and long-term preservation of their records 

Path to HAI

Katie graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, with her Bachelor of Arts in History.  Additionally, she earned her Master of Science in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, focusing on Archiving and Preservation. She became certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists in 2022. 

While a student at Rhodes, Katie worked in the Barret Library Cataloging Department, and served as an Archival Fellow at the Memphis and Shelby County Room and the Ernest Withers Collection Gallery.  At UT Austin (Hook ‘em Horns!), she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Architecture and Planning Library, where she assisted with reference work, managed social media and public outreach, curated exhibits, taught sessions about library resources, and worked extensively with the Library’s Special Collections.