Archivist and Records Manager
Archivist Erica Williams (nee Haakensen) has more than a decade of professional experience performing archival processing, assessment, and inventories for records, photographs, and memorabilia. She has particular expertise working on manuscript collections, as she has done for clients such as the National Library of Medicine’s Digital Manuscripts Program, multiple National Park Service sites, and several U.S. Members of Congress.
Erica has also successfully managed teams of archivists on survey, processing, and digitization projects for clients including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the American Battle Monuments Commission, among others. Additional expertise includes conducting storage and collections assessments; designing and modifying databases in Microsoft Access; writing database user manuals; transcribing handwritten and typed collection documents; scanning documents; and performing quality control work on finding aids, metadata, scanned images, collection inventories, and transcripts.
Erica is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). She was a certified archivist of the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) from 2006-2011. She 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.