For March’s episode, I spoke with David Selden, the Library Director for the National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). David is the first law librarian to be interviewed for Beyond the Stacks!
Listen to this month’s episode to hear about one of the many paths one can take to enter the field of librarianship. We also discuss what it’s like to work for a small, special library like the NILL and explore the relationship between librarianship and environmental activism. Enjoy!
Length – 46:58
David Selden has an MLIS from Simmons College, a B.S. in Music Education from Appalachian State University, and a Sustainability Management certificate from the University of Colorado. Since 1998, David has served as the Library Director for the NILL of the NARF.
Currently, David serves on the board of the Colorado Library Consortium (CLIC) and is the chair of the American Association of Law Librarians Committee on Environmental Sustainability and the ALA Sustainable Round Table Governance Committee, which he recently joined. He is a member of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries, Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association, and American Association of Law Libraries. David is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Indian law research and environmental sustainability. His areas of expertise include legal research and instruction, digitization, web publishing, and environmental sustainability management.