Alexandra Siek


Academic & Instructional Outreach

Senior Lecturer

(505) 277-0089
Office 3329 B
siek [at]


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


Alexandra Siek is the Law Library's Academic and Instructional Outreach Librarian.

To ensure that legal research has a meaningful role throughout the curriculum, Prof. Siek liaises with ELA professors to provide research support to students writing their first open memo, creates customized topical and process-oriented research guides for professors to use and share with their seminar students, and offers orientation sessions to new law school faculty members so that they are aware of the instructional support that is available.

She directly supports students engaged in legal research by providing group training sessions and one-on-one consultations to RAs and students in seminars, clinics, student-edited journals, and extramural competitions. 

She teaches both Introduction to Legal Research and Applied Legal Research and provides backup to other library functions, particularly research support and reference.

Before joining the UNM Law Library Faculty, Professor Siek performed crime and intelligence analysis for the Los Angeles Police Department, managed the UNM Law Library's Faculty Research Pool, and performed Reference and collection maintenance services for the UNM Law Library.

Community Engagement

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL)
UNMSOL Academic Success Committee
UNMSOL Kellogg Program Committee

Publications & Contributions

Academic & Professional Journals

Executive Summary of Reciprocity, Sup. Ct. St. N.M. (2013). Co-authored with Barbara Lah, Daniel Marquez, and Patrick Redmond.


Summer Research Series: Research Methods for Summer Internships (5 Videos, 2017).

Federal Statutes, Regulations, and Related Federal Materials, New Mexico Public Education Department Staff (2016).

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

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