Job Opening - Senior Legislative Librarian - New Mexico Legislative Council Service

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Legislative Council Service (LCS), is the central drafting, legal and policy research agency for the New Mexico legislature.  The LCS also serves the executive and judicial agencies and is the main point of contact for members of the public who are interested in legislative matters. 

Position:   Senior Legislative Librarian

Salary Range:  $48, 197  - $80, 327

Principal Duties:

The Senior Legislative Librarian administers and manages the legislative library and information services; supervises library staff; evaluates and develops goals, objectives and policies for library programs and services; keeps abreast of research findings and technological innovations; develops and implements electronic and other resources to enhance library services;  helps prepare session-generated publications and  LCS reports; oversees all technical operations of the library including binding and collection management; manages library acquisitions and negotiates contracts with legal publishers and other vendors; coordinates training in the use of  legal research services and other library resources; conducts research for legislators, legislative staff, other agencies and the public using print, computer, staff and internet resources; and performs library work for the smooth operation of the legislative branch as required.


The Senior Legislative Librarian maintains liaison with librarians and other professionals at local, state and national levels; makes recommendations for long-term information system planning; oversees program implementation and serves as a key team member in the research area.

This position requires a professional experienced in legislative and legal research as well as library theory and operations. This individual assists in development of library administration directives and prepares recommendations for policy and administrative change.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in library science or information studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Six years of progressively responsible work in a legislative, legal or governmental library and familiarity with New Mexico legislative process and history preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Employees work in a general office setting, some lifting and carrying of files, boxes and computer equipment is common.  Must be able to retrieve and re-shelve materials from file cabinets and standard library shelves and stand for reasonable periods of time. 

Send resume, letter of interest and three professional references to:

Raúl Burciaga, Director
Legislative Council Service
411 State Capitol
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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