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.
EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES:
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 statutory duties of the State Law Librarian outlined 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.
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.
Two (2) years’ managing administrative functions of a law library will substitute for the course work in public administration or library management.
Records Manager (CRM), Novell Administrator (CNA), or a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) will substitute for the course work in computer science or records management.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Target Pay: $36.289 - $58.969 per hour
BENEFITS: PERA Retirement, Vacation & Sick Leave, Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life/Disability, Dependent Life, Short Term & Long Term Disability, Domestic Partner Benefits, Flex NM, Deferred Comp, Supplemental Life
Internal Number: #00000007-20500
About Supreme Court of New Mexico
The New Mexico Supreme Court consists of five Justices, who serve eight-year terms. The extensive responsibilities of the Justices reflect their collective role as the highest court, and court of last resort, in the state of New Mexico with the duty to oversee the entire New Mexico Judiciary. The Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Law Library are located in the historic Supreme Court building in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, alongside the Santa Fe River just north of the State Capitol. The mission of the Law Library is to provide and produce legal information for the judicial, legislative and executive branches of state government, the legal community and the public at large so they may have equal access to the law, effectively address the courts, make laws and write regulations, better understand the legal system and conduct their affairs in accordance with principles of law. The Law Library also has a special, distinct mission in support of the legal research needs of the New Mexico Judiciary. The Law Library maintains a professional staff and a comprehensive legal research collection with a focus on providing its patrons with the legal research materials and assistance they need.