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Marie Andrews, Communications

Administrative Assistant III

Marcy Botwick, Administration

Library Technical Assistant
(505) 277-1680
Room 1313

Marquita Harnett, Acquisitions & Business Operations

Lecturer III
(505) 277-7697
Room 1329

B.A. 2003, University of New Mexico
M.A. in Library Science 2004, University of Arizona
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Marquita Harnett joined the Law Library in September of 2008, and currently serves as the Acquisitions and Business Operations Librarian. In this role, she is responsible for managing the business and financial operations of the Library and Law Journals. She also provides reference assistance to Law School students, staff, faculty, and members of the public as well as assisting with collection decisions.

Professor Harnett is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the American Library Association (ALA), and the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA).

Prior to coming to the UNM Law Library, she worked as the cataloger and as a reference librarian at the Supreme Court Law Library in Santa Fe. She is a life-long resident of Albuquerque and previously worked within the University Libraries system at UNM.

Jennifer Laws, Scholarly Communications & E-Resources

Senior Lecturer
(505) 277-8654
Room 1329

B.A. 1994, University of Kansas
M.L.I.S. 1996, University of Texas at Austin
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University of New Mexico students and faculty know Jennifer Laws from their interactions with her at the reference desk or in the classroom where she teaches the 2-credit hour Legal Research course. She also serves as the library’s Electronic Resources Coordinator.

Professor Laws came to UNM’s law library faculty with 16 years of wide-ranging library experience including public, law firm, and court libraries. From 2002 through 2012, she was a law librarian with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals serving all federal judges across 90,000 square miles of Southern and Western Texas. She began her legal information career as the law librarian for the San Antonio, Texas office of Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.

She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL). Her participation in these professional organizations has included work on numerous committees and holding several elected offices including SWALL President.

Ernesto A. Longa, Faculty Research & Special Collections

Professor of Law Librarianship
(505) 277-6796
Room 1326

B.A. 2002, University of Florida
J.D. 2005, St. Thomas University
M.L.I.S. with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship 2007, University of Washington
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Popular Freethought: A Guide to the Periodic Writings of American Infidels, 1825-1965

Ernesto Longa provides faculty research support including empirical support for both quantitative and qualitative research projects. Additionally, he teaches Legal Research, provides reference, and oversees the library special collections and Law School archives.

Professor Longa is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL). In 2007, he received the Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award for his research on America's First Jim Crow Law School Library and Staff.

Before coming to UNM, he worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Washington, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, and at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig in Miami.

Andrea Lujan, Serials & Purchasing  

Library Information Specialist II
(505) 277-2279
Room 1313

Logan Migliore, Public Services

Library Postdoctoral Fellow
(505) 277-0584
Room 3310

B.A. 2011, University of New Mexico
J.D. 2014, University of New Mexico School of Law
M.L.I.S. 2017, San Jose State University

Logan Migliore is a Postdoctoral Fellow who provides assistance at the reference desk and manages the student reference assistants, engages in research for law faculty, and lends his expertise to special projects.

Moses Moya, Cataloging & Systems

Library Services Coordinator
(505) 277-0939
Room 1312

Michelle Rigual, Library Director

Professor of Law Librarianship
Research Professor of Law
(505) 277-0678
Room 3329 A  

B.A. 1988, University of Texas at Austin
J.D. 1997, University of Illinois
M.S. 2001, University of Illinois
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Michelle Rigual joined the UNM law library faculty in 2003 and worked her way through every facet of library operations and management, holding the positions of Reference Librarian (2003-04); Co-Interim Director (2003-04); Head of Technical Services (2004-05); Assistant Director for Technical Services, Electronic Resources, and Collections (2006); and Associate Director (2006-09).

In 2013, after several years as Library Director and Associate Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan University, Professor Rigual was recruited back to UNM to serve as Acting Director of the Law Library. She has been the Director since 2015.

Professor Rigual primarily teaches Legal Research, but has also taught 1L Practicum and Critical Thinking. She is a frequent speaker on law library management and innovation. She is an active member of both the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) and has served as President of both SWALL and the AALL Latino Caucus. Before turning to law librarianship she worked in the area of environmental policy and regulatory enforcement for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Alexandra Siek, Public Services

Lecturer III
(505) 277-0089
Room 3329 B

B.A. 1999, Lake Forest College
J.D. 2005, University of New Mexico School of Law
M.L.I.S. 2012, San Jose State University
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Alexandra Siek is the Public Services Coordinator for the Law Library. She oversees the Reference Desk, provides faculty research support, teaches Legal Research, and coordinates the Library's guest lectures.

Before joining the UNM Law Library faculty, Professor Siek performed Crime and Intelligence Analysis for the Los Angeles Police Department and worked in Faculty and Public Services for the University of New Mexico School of Law Library as a Manager of the Research Pool as well as performing Reference and Collection Maintenance services.

Rob Thomas, Access Services & Facilities    

Library Information Specialist I
(505) 272-1485
Room 3329

Sherri Thomas, Assistant Director, Collection & Systems

Professor of Law Librarianship
(505) 277-2228
Room 1311

A.A.S. 1993, San Juan College
B.A. 1996, Fort Lewis College
J.D. with a Certificate in Indian Law 2005, UNM School of Law
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As the Assistant Director of the UNM Law Library, Sherri Thomas coordinates collection management and leads the Library Systems Group of the Law Library. She engages in management of the print and electronic collections and provides reference services to Law School students, staff, faculty, and the public. In addition to teaching the required Legal Research course, Professor Thomas created and teaches the two-credit-hour Indian Law Research course, frequently leads legal research workshops focused on specific legal topics and also presents on substantive areas of law, including Federal Indian, Tribal and Copyright Law.

Professor Thomas is Black and American Indian, and she grew up on the Dine (Navajo) Reservation. Her life in Indian country and her status as an enrolled Tiwa (Taos Pueblo) member have cultivated her concerns and interest in Indian law, history, and current indigenous issues.

Before graduating from the UNM School of Law in 2005 with a certificate in Indian Law, she worked as the Information Manager for Environmental Risk Analysis, Inc., a bio-litigation consulting firm, in San Mateo, CA. She also worked as a Database Specialist and Cataloger for Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, PC, based in Palo Alto, CA.

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Retired Law Library Personnel

Thank you to our former colleagues for their contributions to the Law Library. Unfortunately, the record of retirements prior to 2003 is incomplete; additions and corrections are welcome.

Vickie Burt 2018
Library Information Specialist 3

Robert Flinkman 2016
Library Information Specialist 2

David Myers 2011

JoAnn Lucero 2010
Unit Administrator

Tom Huesemann 2006
Library Information Specialist 3

Oscar Baynes 1994

Ruth Heilman 1982
Library Technical Assistant 2

Nina Duncan 1972
Senior Cataloger

Carol Parker 2017
Professor Emerita

Janet Roupas 2013
Web Designer

Carolyn Kelly 2011
Library Services Coordinator

Barbara Lah 2007
Professor Emerita

David Epstein 2003
Library Information Specialist 3

Myron Fink 1987
Professor Emeritus

Helen Carter 1980
Legal Research Librarian

Frances Brennan 1964

Rea Winters 2017
Library Information Specialist 3

Eileen Cohen 2012
Professor Emerita

Marylin Jaramillo-Garcia 2010
Library Information Specialist 3

Lorraine Lester 2007
Professor Emerita

Sabra Steinsiek 2003
Library Information Specialist 3

Patricia Wagner 1986

Dorothy Warden 1979
Special Collections Librarian

Arie Poldervaart 1963
Law Librarian