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Sister Libraries Paired Together, Acquisition Libraries Too

The purpose of this program is simple: get to know one another! Throughout the migration, the new 19 libraries will be paired with current SWAN member libraries to have one-on-one sister library relationships. Current and future SWAN libraries will be able to discuss services and products, network, share knowledge and resources, as well as strengthen relationships within the Illinois library community. We believe this is a great opportunity to welcome the new libraries and know that both current and new members have a wealth of knowledge accumulated using SirsiDynix products.

The matched libraries will be announced at the June 1 Quarterly meeting. Matches have been made based on several factors, including software and library experience in certain areas, library size, geography, and those that volunteered. After you’ve found your match, we encourage you to reach out to your sister library contact(s) to discuss if introductions to staff or departments are needed, and perhaps consider library visits. You’re likely working on similar projects or have great insider knowledge about Symphony or Enterprise that you can share.

SWAN is setting aside time at the August 11 SWANstravaganza for the purpose of mingling and getting together as a group to hear how the sharing is going and to meet your new SWAN neighbors. You can learn more about the event and register at

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Sister Libraries Chart Below (click on thumbnail for larger chart image)

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Sister Acquisition Libraries Chart Below (click on thumbnail for larger chart image)

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