September 25, 2013

Ukrainian visitors

The Law Library was honored by a visit from a 7-member Ukrainian legal delegation (including a translator) on September 25, 2013. We were part of a larger visit to the Appellate Division Fourth Department. Applause erupted from one member and smiles from the others when a "welcome sign" in Ukrainian was spotted at the service desk. Our guests received a tour, an introduction to our electronic services, and an overview of the public service and technical service departments. They appeared especially interested in the online legal databases, the Women in the Law collection, and the Rare Book Room, where, one staff member relates, "they all whipped out their iPhones to take pictures of the oldest book in our collection" (ca. 1565).

The Library was their last stop before lunch at the Monroe County Bar Association. We hope they enjoyed their time here and the really fine early autumn weather!

September 11, 2013

Wi-Fi Upgrades

We have recently completed upgrades to the library's Wi-Fi network. The new Wi-Fi network provides free Internet access without the need to enter a security key. To access the network, just connect to "AD4_WIFI" and agree to the terms of service.

The upgraded network now provides coverage to our study rooms! The study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are an ideal setting to meet with clients and colleagues, or just a quiet place to "get away."