WSLL @ Your Service January, 2006
An E-publication of the Wisconsin State Law Library
The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and Dane County Legal Resource Center are closed
Monday, January 16
in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
|Highlights from 2005 -- Jane Colwin, State Law Librarian|
The newsletter team thought it would be fun to do a review of WSLL happenings in 2005 – and they also decided that I would be the perfect person to write the article. Fair enough. They all do such a good job creating an informative, entertaining newsletter every month that I’m glad to repay the favor.
And better yet, this gives me an opportunity to brag on the entire staff, not just the dedicated newsletter team. All of the people who work here and at the Milwaukee and Dane County Legal Resource Centers are dedicated to making sure you have the materials and technologies to help you with your legal research needs, and – as you’ll see from the following highlights – they all were busy doing just that in 2005.
Reference, circulation and public service accomplishments
Milwaukee and Dane County Legal Resource Centers
These two libraries continue to be bustling places in their respective courthouses. Despite some touch-and-go moments during the recent Milwaukee County budget negotiations, both library contracts are fully funded for 2006 and so we will continue to provide books, online information, forms, classes and reference assistance to the judges, lawyers, county staff, self represented litigants and the general public who use these libraries daily. The Dane County Legal Resource Center staff spent much of 2005 planning their move to the new Dane County Courthouse, which takes place this month. Be sure to check out their beautiful new space when visiting the courthouse. [See more in Odds ‘n’ Endings below.]
All in all, 2005 was a great year! Thanks to all the staff and to all of you, our users, for making the State Law Library such a great place to work, study and learn.
|Learn @ The Law Library||Odds 'n' Endings|
Make good on that New Year’s resolution to plan and prepare! On February 8 our technical support specialist, Art Saffran, will present Disasters: Prevent, Prepare, Recover. Learn how to assess risks and prevent avoidable disasters in your office, and how to prepare for unavoidable disasters so your office can recover quickly.
March brings tax season and an opportunity to learn about Tax Resources on the Web. Join us on March 1 for a free one-hour session in which you’ll get expert help navigating the maze of tax-related websites, and see firsthand what’s available for free in the way of online forms and assistance from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue, other states' revenue agencies, and the IRS.
Details and registration forms for these and other upcoming classes are available on our Classes & Tours webpage. Register today!
DCLRC Moves to New Courthouse
The Dane County Legal Resource Center (DCLRC) will be closed on Friday, January 13 for its move into the new Dane County Courthouse. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 17 in Room L1007 of the new courthouse, located at 215 South Hamilton Street in downtown Madison. DCLRC hours, telephone, fax and email address remain the same. For more information, please see the January issue of DCLRC Docket.
WSLL After Hours Service
Did you know that attorneys licensed to practice in Wisconsin are eligible for our After Hours Service? For a nominal annual subscription fee, you can use the library till 10 p.m. on weeknights and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. All subscriptions run on the calendar year, so now is the best time to apply! For complete information and an application form, please visit our After Hours Service webpage.
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