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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 20500

State Law Librarian #00000007-20500, At-Will, Full-time, Santa Fe, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 02-03-2020 - Close Date: --

Job Pay Range: OO: $36.289 - $58.969 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $36.289 - $58.969 per hour

Prospectively, the New Mexico Judicial Branch is requiring full vaccination status as a condition of employment to being hired into the judiciary. Fully vaccinated means two weeks beyond the second Moderna or Pfizer vaccination or single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccination, and if eligible, must have received the COVID-19 Booster.

The Supreme Court of New Mexico is seeking applications to serve as the State Law Librarian for the State of New Mexico. It is a full-time, PERM, At-Will position #00000007-20500. Target Pay is $36.289/hr - $58.969/hr. The position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the historic Supreme Court Building. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction manage the statewide law library operations of the Supreme Court for the New Mexico Judicial branch. Supervision is received from the Supreme Court Chief Justice and Justices. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.


● The State Law Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling statewide Law Library activities.
● Trains, supervises, evaluates law librarian staff, attorneys and other court and legal staff in legal research and analysis, and manages the work of the Supreme Court Law Library.
● Develops strategic and tactical plans and maintains alignment of Law Library strategic objectives with the strategic direction of the Supreme Court.
● Performs statue duties of the State Law Librarian outline in NMSA 1978 ?? 18-1-7 through 18-1-11.
● Directs and oversees operating budget and ensures purchases are within budget and meet end user’s needs.
● Provides research and reference services to assist and provide patrons with legal and government documents.
● Participates in a network of librarian professionals and judicial peers
● Monitors and analyzes state and federal legislation related to library services and testify at local legislative hearings
● Identifies, formulates, and approves policies and procedures for the efficient statewide administration of law libraries and records program.
● Direct formal planning, project management and performance measurement activities.
● Serves as Judiciary’s authority on records retention; chair the Judiciary’s Records Retention Committee.
● Performs the statutory duties required of a Public Records Commissioner as outlined in NMSA 1978 ?? 14-3-3 and 14-3-4 (1959, as amended through 1983).
● Ensures technical resources are managed efficiently and technical solutions are implemented to meet needs of the library.
● Coordinates and oversees the statewide provision of automated access to legal materials.
● Serves on various committees to provide input regarding policies and procedures that affect the judicial libraries and state records.
● Sets statewide policies, standards and provisions for access to legal information services and records management to other state agencies.
● Serves and chairs as the Judiciary’s Records Retention Committee.
● Oversees contract negotiations, maintenance agreements, contractual services and hardware purchases.
● Makes final acquisition and retention decisions for library materials, taking into account considerations of budget, shelf space, probable historical importance, and immediate relevance to the members of the bench and bar.
● Provides direction in vendor research and preparation of RFPs, scope of work, payment plans, and final approval on all purchases.
● Maintains current knowledge of library science, computer applications, law and safety technology through course work, professional meetings and self-study.
● Other duties as assigned.


The successful applicant should demonstrate knowledge of library administrative functions, including budgetary, human resources, collection development, and space usage; New Mexico and federal law, interpretation of case law, constitution and statutes, court rules and regulations; legal research and the legislative process; substantive law of copyright, privacy, public access to information, records retention and professional standards regarding library confidentiality and ethics; principles, methods and techniques of records management; court functions, responsibilities and procedures; supervisory techniques; budget processes; legal research and analysis; reference interview procedures; legal and interdisciplinary research methodology, resources, and analysis; digital publishing; library automation systems; government documents, library acquisitions processes; The library of Congress guidelines, machine readable cataloguing (MARC) standards and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd (AARC2), guidelines, standards, and schedules on bibliographic organization, and database structure and use; Federal Depository guidelines and practices and emerging trends in government information publication and dissemination; legal terminology; court case management; basic financial and accounting standards; and statistical analysis.


The following functions are representative, but not all-inclusive of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office or court setting. A valid driver's license and travel may be required. The assigned work schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients, the public, and judges and justices.
*This job description is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions performed*


● Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) []
● State paid life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance
● Optional flexible spending accounts for medical, day-care, and travel expenses
● Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, up to eight (8) weeks
● Ten (10) paid holidays
● Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
● Lifetime Defined Benefits Retirement Plan []
● Flexible work schedules and alternative work locations*
● Free health care, Rx, lab work at facility (Stay Well Health Center) in Santa Fe, NM
● Bilingual compensation*
● Training and career development opportunities
● Higher education opportunities and educational leave
● May qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
● May receive overtime holiday or shift differential pay*
● May receive physical fitness leave*
*these benefits vary by job classification or need*

  • Education: Juris Doctor from American Bar Association accredited law school and Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university, which must include twelve (12) credit hours’ of public administration or library management and twelve (12) credit hours’ of computer science or records management.
  • Education Substitution: Two (2) years’ managing administrative functions of a law library will substitute for the course work in public administration or library management.
  • Experience: Five (5) years’ experience managing administrative functions of a library; of which, three (3) years’ experience must have been supervisory and reference; and two (2) years’ legal working experience as an attorney.
  • Certification: Records Manager (CRM), Novell Administrator (CNA), or a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) will substitute for the course work in computer science or records management.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Interest, Resume, Writing Sample, and New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment to:

Application forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Adobe PDF Format
Agnes Szuber Wozniak
Human Resources Administrator Senior
237 Don Gaspar, Room 30
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
ph# 505-827-4201 / fax# 505-827-4837
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