History

Added by Lauren Levaggi (05/22/2019 - 19:05) , last updated by Lauren Levaggi (05/22/2019 - 19:07)

Our orginization's history and timeline. 

SWAN was formed in 1974 when staff from nine public libraries located in the south suburban Chicago area formed the System Wide Automation Network (SWAN) consortium. Currently, 97 libraries (including 92 public libraries, 2 college libraries, 1 school library, and 2 special libraries) make up the consortium. SWAN became an intergovernmental instrumentality in September 2010. Previously, the Metropolitan Library System had been the legally recognized agent for SWAN.

View a timeline of of SWAN milestones