Robert Mead is the State Law Librarian for New Mexico and the director of the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library. He has been in this position since 2006, previously having served as head of Reference and Faculty Services at both the University of Kansas and UNM schools of law. As State Law Librarian, he sits on the New Mexico Public Records Commission and ex-officio on the Access to Justice Commission.
Mead earned his J.D. from the UNM School of Law in 1995 and his M.L.S. from Emporia State University in 2001.
He has taught legal research and copyright law courses as an adjunct professor at the UNM of Law, the University of Kansas School of Law and the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management.
Prior to becoming a law librarian, Mead practiced disability and elder law. He is a frequent author and lecturer in legal research, legal history, and elder law and has written several chapters in the treatise Advising the Elderly Client.