Hello! My name is Erica Wilson-Lang and I joined the Records Management Assistance Unit’s team of Government Information Analysts in September of 2011. I’ve been working in different divisions of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for over 13 years, and have spent the last 11 with the State and Local Records Management Division. I currently serve local government entities in the counties in the North Central Texas area, and also assist about 30 state agencies across the state.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where I majored in English. During my university career, I was a member of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta; secretary for CKI, the world’s largest collegiate volunteer organization; and a writer for the Texas Travesty, the university’s only humor magazine. I also spent two semesters studying at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Since becoming an analyst, I’ve worked to increase my knowledge of the various aspects of Records Management and became a Digital Archives Specialist in February 2014.
I had a supervisor who was fond of telling his employees that the three pillars that support democratic government in Texas are the Public Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, and Records Management laws, as these promote transparency and accountability in government. This is what drew me to Records Management and I enjoy helping others in government work to improve their own RM programs to save resources and stay compliant with the law.