Briscoe Center’s books to be featured at 2010 Texas Book Festival
October 11, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas — The Briscoe Center is pleased to have two of its recent books featured at 2010 Texas Book Festival. We hope you can join Don Carleton and Bill Hobby at their Festival appearances this weekend.
Don Carleton: Conversations with Cronkite
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: The Lone Star Tent
Introduction By: Gregory Curtis
Don Carleton’s Conversations with Cronkite gives readers a rare glimpse into the life and times of Walter Cronkite in his own words, combining selected interviews between the legendary journalist and Cronkite’s friend, Dr. Don Carleton. Carleton is executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.
Introducer Gregory Curtis was editor of Texas Monthly for nineteen years. He has published often there and in many other magazines. He is also the author of Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo and The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists.
Bill Hobby: How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Senate Chamber
Moderated By: Paul Burka
Bill Hobby has spent most of his life in and around Texas government, including a record eighteen years as the state’s lieutenant governor. His candid recollections about his days in office, as well as his take on what state government should and should not do are part of How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics. Hobby also served as a media executive and a distinguished university professor, teaching at Rice University and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
For more information, please visit the Texas Book Festival online: http://www.texasbookfestival.org/
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
2012 Summer Internships
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin will offer two summer internships for graduate students who intend to pursue a career in the archival field. The internships are full-time for ten weeks between June 1 and August 31, 2012.
The interns will work in the Research and Collections Division, located in Sid Richardson Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus, on a processing project to be determined by the special interest and qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the Center. In addition to arrangement and description, the intern will make selections for digitization and create a slideshow for inclusion on the Briscoe Center’s website (www.cah.utexas.edu). Staff will work closely with the intern on the selected project and will ensure that the intern is introduced to other Research and Collections units, Briscoe Center divisions, and overall organizational initiatives so as to broaden the intern’s experience.
Requirements include the following:
- Applicants must be a current graduate student in an archival, library science, information studies or a related program, and must have completed at least one semester toward their degree. The emphasis of study must be archival enterprise.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected
The Briscoe Center requires a 10-week full-time commitment between June 1 and August 31, 2012. The rate of compensation will be up to up to $5000.00, paid bi-weekly at $12.50 per hour.
By May 1, 2012, send a letter of interest, resume or CV, and two letters of reference to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Kerry McFarland
Human Resources Coordinator
Briscoe Center for American History
For further information regarding internships at the Briscoe Center contact Kerry McFarland at email@example.com
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.