Myra Saunders joined UCLA in 1983 as Associate Law Librarian for Public Services. In 1989, she was appointed Law Librarian and Professor-in-Residence. In 1998, she was appointed Associate Dean. Professor Saunders served as Law Librarian until 2006, when she stepped down to devote more time to law school administrative issues, largely in the areas of strategic planning and academic personnel.
Before coming to UCLA, Professor Saunders held law librarian positions at the University of San Diego, Whittier College School of Law, and UC Berkeley. She has taught both legal bibliography and law librarianship at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Professor Saunders has written several articles on legal research and California legal history.