Mission, History, Objectives

Added by Aaron Skog (03/20/2019 - 18:35) , last updated by Aaron Skog (12/08/2020 - 23:21)

SWAN is an organization of member libraries participating in an library services platform (LSP) with the mission to improve services for Member Libraries by sharing resources, technology and a planned process of individual and collective growth. SWAN’s vision is that SWAN will set the standard of excellence as a library technology consortium. SWAN works to focus consortium resources on shared strategic initiatives while building upon a tradition of excellence and dedicated service.

A comprehensive overview of our mission. 

Our organization's history and timeline. 

This plan is intended as a guide for the SWAN Board and Executive Director over the five years between 2019 – 2023. A tactical plan will be updated each year.

The service area and membership map of the 100 libraries in SWAN represents 1.9 million persons in the suburban Chicago area.