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
New to HAI, Katelyn brings a variety of experiences working in libraries and archives, as well as a passion for history and public outreach. Katelyn’s work includes arranging and describing the materials of a United States Senator. She is keen to work with the HAI team to help make these important materials accessible and available to the public.
Path to HAI
Katelyn 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.
While a student at Rhodes, Katelyn 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.