Posted on January 1, 2013.
>>Updated Jan 30, 2013: Download Eugene’s presentation slides.
Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter in collaboration with SLA’s Legal Division for our January RMSLA Virtual Lunch.
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time
Cost: Free to SLA members, and $10 for non-SLA members
Have you ever wondered about the law? Are you curious about the things that law librarians do and how they do them? Attend this webinar and hear from practicing law librarian Eugene Giudice about the alchemy that is the profession of law librarianship. This overview will include court decisions, law, regulations, and much more.
Have questions that you’d like to submit beforehand? Email the host at email@example.com.
Eugene Giudice is currently a Reference Librarian at Latham & Watkins in Chicago and was previously a Reference Librarian at Baker and McKenzie LLP. He has over 20 years of experience in knowledge management, training, and systems development. Combining an MLIS and MBA, Giudice combines the best of library and research skills with a strong consulting background. As the Professional Development Chair of SLA’s Legal Division, he is also a member of the Illinois Chapter.
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Posted on September 6, 2010.
RMSLA member David Selden has been honored as one of Law Week Colorado’s Top Legal Professionals of 2010. David is the Director of the National Indian Law Library in Boulder, Colorado (http://www.narf.org/nill/).
Selden’s picture and story appear on pages 13 & 15 of the August 23 issue of Law Week Colorado. In the article, Jamie Cotten writes:
Next door to the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder is the National Indian Law Library – a small building filled with Native American law books and codes.
The former fraternity house is now a nationally recognized Native American law library, run for the past 12 years by law librarian David Selden, one of Law Week Colorado’s picks for our 2010 Outstanding Legal Professionals issue.
Earlier this year, Selden received the Roy M. Merskey Spirit of Law Librarianship Award, given to nationally recognized people in librarianship.
It’s an award for [someone] who’s done a lot for community service outside of their profession, so it related to my environmental work that I’ve been doing and volunteerism for the Colorado Indian Bar,” Selden said.
“The award generally goes to the big names in the field, so for him to receive that is quite an honor,” said Robert Linz, associate director and head of public service for the Colorado Association of Law Libraries.
“He’s really passionate about his work with the tribes, and in making that material available. He’s also known as the expert researcher in that area.”
Selden, who spent five years in Uganda as a child with his family, was exposed to cultures and tribes not many 7-year-olds, or adults for that matter, will see. Selden’s father is an anthropologist.
“I gained a respect and interest in other people’s values, and even though in many ways we’re so different, we have a lot in common,” he said.
David’s work to promote sustainability in libraries and the community was recognized in the announcement of the Merskey Spirit of Law Librarianship award. The Special Libraries Association named him a Knowledge to Go Green Champion in 2009.
Kudos to David Selden!
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