Some have urged law libraries to undergo what appears to be a large-scale transformation, where access to justice in incorporated as a core feature of the library mission. While Access to Justice (A2J) services are provided by many libraries, they can be seen by law library managers as costly, unfunded mandate. One way of approaching the issue is to consider library access to justice services as a continuum within the broader range of legal services. Within this Library Access to Justice Continuum (LIBA2J), librarians can select access to justice services consistent with their mission, budget, and general library resources. For academic law libraries in particular, it provides a perspective where A2J is not a costly or radical change, but instead can be seen as part of the natural evolution of law library services to the public.
Yolanda Patrice Jones, LIBA2J: The Continuum of Library Access to Justice Services, 3 LEGAL INFO. REV. 137 (2017).