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About Sherri Nicole Thomas

Sherri splits her time between the library's Metadata and Bibliographic Services and the Faculty and Public Services Departments of the Law Library. She manages all aspects of the print collection and provides reference services to Law School students, staff, faculty, and the public. In addition, Sherri created and teaches the two-credit-hour Indian Law Research course and frequently leads legal research workshops. Sherri has also been appointed to the Law School's Indian Law Faculty Committee and the Law and Indigenous Peoples Certificate Committee.

Sherri 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 issues.

Before coming to UNM Law School as a Visiting Law Librarian, Sherri 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.


Present Assistant Director, Professor of Law Librarianship, University of New Mexico

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  • Legal Research


B.A., Fort Lewis College
J.D., University of New Mexico ‐ School of Law
A.A.S., San Juan College

Contact Information

UNM School of Law Library
1117 Stanford NE
Office: 1331
Albuquerque, NM

Ph.: 505-277-2228