Hargrave Fellowship

About the Hargrave Fellowship

Helen HargraveThe Hargrave Fellowship was created to foster interest and provide hands-on education in special collections librarianship and archival practice focusing on legal materials. The Hargrave Fellowship was named in honor of Helen Hargrave, director of the law library from 1940 to 1965.

Fellows are employed in the Special Collections Department of the Tarlton Law Library while they attend the University of Texas School of Information. Fellows participate in a variety of activities which may include processing archival collections; creating and encoding finding aids; digitizing materials; migrating audio visual material; creating digital exhibits for the Tarlton Law Library web site; producing digital collections; and providing reference service to Special Collections users.

Fellows are employed for 20 hours per week during the semester. They receive a monthly stipend and resident tuition rates. The Fellowship is a one-year appointment, and may be renewed for a second year. Fellows must remain students in good standing at the UT iSchool for the duration of their appointment.

Hargrave Fellowship Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to the University of Texas School of Information's Master of Science in Information Studies program.

Preference will be given to candidates with: a demonstrated interest in archival practice or special collections librarianship; a law degree or knowledge of legal materials; a knowledge of encoded archival description (EAD) and/or OCLC's CONTENTdm digital collection management system.

How to apply for the Hargrave Fellowship

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their interest in archival practice or special collections librarianship and relevant background or experience, a current resume, and the names and full contact information for three references. All materials should be sent to Liz Hilkin via email at ehilkin@law.utexas.edu or mailed to the following address:

Liz Hilkin
Head of Archives and Special Collections
Tarlton Law Library
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 78705

The application deadline for the fall semester is August 26, 2015.

Inquiries should be directed to Liz Hilkin at ehilkin@law.utexas.edu.