Barbara Swatt Engstrom

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA   98122


B.A., Saint Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., 1989
J.D., University of Wyoming, 2000
M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 2001
Admitted to practice in Washington


Legal Research Methods
Advanced Electronic Legal Research and Methodology
Legal Research Methods Online


Barbara Swatt Engstrom is the Director of the Public Law Library of King County and formerly a reference librarian at Seattle University School of Law.

Before coming to Seattle University, Barbara Swatt Engstrom was a reference librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Utah College of Law. Ms. Swatt co-developed and teaches the asynchronous legal research class, the first exclusively on-line class offered at Seattle University. Ms. Swatt has held leadership positions in the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Western Pacific chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. She is an active member of member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Washington State Bar Association.



Libraries and the Patriot Act, LLOPSCited, Vol 15 No. 4 pg 12 (Summer 2005)

Evaluating Patron Privacy on Your ILS: How to Protect the Privacy of Your Patron Information. (Co-authored with Jan Hartley, Susan Kezele and Kara Phillips) AALL Spectrum, Vol. 10 No. 6 April 2006