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February 14, 2020

Job Posting: Branch Librarian

The Wisconsin State Law Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Branch Librarian to direct the Milwaukee County Law Library’s programs, services, and administrative staff. The Milwaukee County Law Library serves state, county and local government, the legal profession, the general public and collaborates with other state, county and local libraries. If you are forward looking and service minded we encourage you to apply for the Branch Librarian position at the Wisconsin Court System (WCS).

The Branch Librarian oversees the day-to-day operations for the Milwaukee County Law Library. The Wisconsin State Law Library is composed of the David T. Prosser Jr State Law Library, Milwaukee County Law Library, and the Dane County Law Library. The library's mission is to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of the state, and of attorneys and the public. It provides the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.

Learn more and how to apply: https://www.wicourts.gov/courts/employment/index.jsp

In order to be assured consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 PM on March 8, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

February 11, 2020

Researching treatment courts

The most recent issue of The Third Branch talks about the growth of treatment courts in Wisconsin. These "problem-solving" courts work to address underlying issues related to criminal behavior. According to the article, Treatment court growth driven by strategy, 90 specialty courts already operate throughout Wisconsin, with seven more under development for 2020.

Treatment courts are a growing area of scholarship, and a growing collection in our library. In 2005, the library began to collect drug court research materials at the Dane County Law Library. Now, we've added more to our print collection, as well as through online databases.

The Library's recent research guide, Drug and alternative treatment courts, is a quick start guide to researching these specialty courts. Get links to current standards and reports, as well as recent articles and additions to the library. This guide complements and expands on our Drug & Alternative Treatment Courts legal topic page.

Drug and alternative treatment courts research guide

February 5, 2020

WSLL @ Your Service February 2020

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

In this issue:

State Law Librarian Julie Robinson recaps some of the Library's outreach and collection achievements for 2019. Read more

Lloyd Barbee is an unforgettable member of the Wisconsin Bar. He had a long career as a crusading attorney, an innovative legislator, and a tireless civil rights activist. Read more

Our two featured titles this month are Motivational Interviewing with Offenders: Engagement, Rehabilitation, and Reentry and Therapeutic Justice: Crime, Treatment Courts and Mental Illness. A link to our complete new book list is also included. Read more

“Copy and paste” is probably one of the most useful conveniences in day-to-day life (at least for computer users). A quick work around for formatting issues with Adobe Reader is the “Take a Snapshot” tool. Read more

Learn about our Black History Month display, our latest spring classes, and new research guides. Read more

The Wisconsin Women in Government event on January 28, 2020 honored “Women who raised the bar.” Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, Justice Rebecca Dallet, and Justice Rebecca Bradley, along with First Lady Kathy Evers attended to celebrate “the past and present women of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the many women who have "Raised the Bar" of Wisconsin's judicial system.” Read more

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