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We serve the legal information needs of the State of Wisconsin to facilitate equal access to the law.
We serve the legal information needs of the State of Wisconsin to facilitate equal access to the law.
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Milwaukee CLE Classes - Get our fall CLE classes on your schedule! Our Milwaukee CLE program is scheduled through November with new classes on using Google tools and search tips to enhance productivity. Two advanced Westlaw classes await learners in October, and our November class focuses on Fastcase and Books Unbound, which is available to users on library computers. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register for these...

The David T. Prosser Jr. State Law Library will be closed from 8 am to 10 am on Thursday, July 20th for a staff in-service. We will reopen at 10 am.

The Dane County Law Library and the Milwaukee County Law Library will be open during this time. To ask a question to the Wisconsin State Law Library while we are closed, you may call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

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July 20th Library Closed for Staff In-Service - The David T. Prosser Jr. State Law Library will be closed from 8 am to 10 am on Thursday, July 20th for a staff in-service. The Dane County Law Library and the Milwaukee County Law Library will be open during this time. To ask a question to the Wisconsin State Law Library while we are closed, you may call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

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WSLL @ Your Service July 2017 - The July issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. As always, your comments are welcome. Please direct them to the editor, Kristina Martinez. In this issue: July 20th Library Closed for Staff In-Service The David T. Prosser Jr. State Law Library will be closed from 8 am to 10 am on Thursday, July 20th for a staff in-service. The Dane County Law Library and the Milwaukee County Law Library will be open during this time. Read more Free Research with Your Libr...

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Libraries Closed on July 4 - Our three library locations will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the Fourth of July state holiday. We will respond to questions and requests on Wednesday, July 5th. All three library locations are also open on Monday, July 3rd. To ask a question while we are closed, you can call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

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Milwaukee Job Opening: Library Associate - The Milwaukee County Law Library (MCLL) located in the Milwaukee County Courthouse is seeking candidates for a Library Associate Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. The MCLL is a branch of the Wisconsin State Law Library. This position is approximately 16-24 hours a week between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday. Willingness to work flexible hours is extremely important. Hourly wage is $14.70/hour. Duti...

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Legislative History Classes in June and July - There's still time to sign up for our two free, CLE-credit classes on How to Research Legislative History. Learn how to research law sources, drafting files, budget bills, and Supreme Court rule orders in these free classes. The first class is offered on Wednesday, June 14th. Introduction to Wisconsin Legislative History Wednesday, June 14, Noon - 1 p.m. Location: Wisconsin State Law Library rare book room I need the legislative history of a Wi...

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WSLL @ Your Service: June 2017 - The June 2017 issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. As always, your comments are welcome. Please direct them to the editor, Kristina Martinez. In this issue:  Community Raffles: Resource Guide As summer approaches we gear up for community gatherings and festivals. Our research guide to community raffles help you find the rules and regulations to follow from the State of Wisconsin. Read more New Books Marijuana Law in a Nutshell and Human Trafficking: E...

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Libraries Closed for Memorial Day - The Wisconsin State Law Library's three locations will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We will respond to questions and requests on Tuesday, May 30th. To ask a question while we are closed, call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

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Information literacy (Fake News) - Fake news is not a new phenomenon (see Washington Post opinion article, "Fake news? That's a very old story." by Robert G. Parkinson, November 25, 2016) and can be construed as humorous (see The Onion). The most recent election raised issues that the library profession takes very seriously. Librarians hope to educate patrons on finding credible and reliable sources. The following resources relate to information literacy and explore the emergent issue of fa...
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