Marquita Harnett


Acquisitions & Business Operations

Lecturer III

(505) 277-7697
Office 1329
harnett [at]


B.A. 2003, University of New Mexico
M.A. in Library Science 2004, University of Arizona


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.

Community Engagement

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL)
UNMSOL International Programs Committee
UNMSOL Natural Resources Committee

Publications & Contributions

Academic & Professional Journals

Did You Say Library Anxiety? (Part 1 & 2), 5 BiblioTech 12 (2012).

Book Reviews

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen, 106 Law Libr. J. 616 (2015).


Law Library and Legal Research Resources for Public Libraries, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Libraries (2017).

Information Connections: New Mexico Legal Research Resources Statewide, New Mexico Library Association Conference (2015).

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