Maya Swanes, Framing the Issue: The Case for Artwork in Academic Law Libraries (2017), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/law-lib_borgeson/105
There are several potential benefits that law library patrons can gain from having artwork displayed in the library space. Given these potential benefits, original research was conducted to investigate the challenges law libraries face that may prevent them from acquiring and displaying artwork. Survey responses from 21 law libraries and an in-depth case study of the Tarlton Law Library provide insight into the potential barriers to art that law libraries face. Each of the seven barriers identified is discussed and potential solutions for overcoming are introduced. Ultimately, weighing the barriers against the benefits tilts in favor of having artwork to whatever degree is possible for each library.