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November 20, 2017

Library Thanksgiving Closures

All three library locations will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd. 

The Dane County Law Library and the Milwaukee County Law Library will remain closed on Friday, November 24th. The David T. Prosser Jr. State Law Library will be open on Friday, November 24th.

Call the Reference Desk at 608-267-9696 and leave a voicemail, or Ask a Librarian online while we are closed. We will respond to you the next business day.

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November 6, 2017

Use the Library (even when we're closed)

Would you like the convenience of using the State Law Library later in the evening or on weekends? If so, subscribe now to our After Hours Service. Are you already a subscriber? Now is the time to renew for 2018!

A calendar-year subscription includes access to the David T. Prosser Jr. Library from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and a key fob for convenient entry into the building.

As an After Hours subscriber:
  • Gain access to the general library collection
  • Use the databases available on our public access computers and wifi
  • Make photocopies and use our free scanner
  • Check out circulating library materials
See our After Hours page for more details, or download a first-time subscription or renewal form now. 

November 1, 2017

WSLL @ Your Service: November 2017

The November issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. As always, your comments are welcome. Please direct them to the editor, Carol Hassler.

In this issue:

Topic Finder Browse Topics Quickly with LegalTrac's Topic Finder

Browsing by topic can be a valuable way to explore new areas of law and find articles that are relevant to your research. Using LegalTrac's Topic Finder helps you to browse topics and keywords in a quick, visual way. Read more

new books New Books

Domestic Abuse Guidebook for Wisconsin Guardians Ad Litem: Addressing Custody, Placement, and Safety Issues and Pet Law and Custody: Establishing a Worthy and Equitable Jurisprudence for the Evolving Family are our two featured titles this month. As always, don't miss our new book list. Read more

screenshots Tech Tip

Recently, Firefox introduced a new tool, "Screenshots," which makes it convenient and easy to take screen shots of content on the web. Read more

conference poster Library News

We recap conferences, promote upcoming classes, and tell you about upcoming library closures. Our holiday Open House will take place on December 14 from 3-4:30. Read more

photo November Snapshot

Julie Tessmer, in her capacity as a Navy Reservist, was able to meet Steve Martin and Martin Short in October 2017. Read more

October 27, 2017

New Class: Identity Theft & Data Breach Awareness

A representative from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on identity theft and data breach awareness in our newly added December seminar. All are welcome to attend this free class! Registration is encouraged. You can register online or print and drop off a registration form.
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Identity Theft & Data Breach Awareness
Tuesday, December 5, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library rare book room

There were 1,093 reported data breaches last year - approximately 36 million records exposed. The more you understand about the common causes of data breaches and the associated identity theft risks, the less vulnerable you are. A representative from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on identity theft and data breach awareness. This one-hour program includes a look at recent data breaches and their common causes. The program will also explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it - including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. 

And just a reminder - we have one more great class scheduled this fall for Milwaukee. Don't miss Books UnBound and Fastcase on Thursday, November 2, Noon - 1 p.m. All Milwaukee classes are free and held at the Milwaukee Public Library's Central Library location.

Watch our classes page for updates and new classes!

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