March 4, 2019 - 7:45am

We have added workshops to assist libraries in configuration of OCLC WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare ILL, as well as a SWAN Resource Sharing Overview session. We've also created three open lab sessions to consult with libraries who would like hands-on assistance with these services.

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February 27, 2019 - 2:04pm

The SWAN Board election will begin with self-nominations for three seats.

The SWAN Board is calling for representation from all member library directors/administrators for our three At-Large positions, terms beginning on 7/1/2019.

  • Self-nominations will  begin Monday, March 4th
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February 19, 2019 - 4:16pm

The next Cataloging Advisory Group meeting has been postponed from February 21st to March 14th, 2019, 10 a.m., at the RAILS Burr Ridge main meeting room. Please register via L2: Cataloging Advisory Group meeting.... Read more

February 12, 2019 - 3:44pm

We have not been able to completely troubleshoot recent acquisitions issues due to libraries removing their finished acquisitions reports. Please do not remove these reports. Finished reports are automatically purged after 45 days. Read more

February 11, 2019 - 10:31am

NoveList Select for Enterprise has been upgraded to the latest version.Read more

February 5, 2019 - 2:49pm

The following libraries are closing early, Tuesday, February 5th due to weather conditions.

  • Carol Stream Public Library (closing at 6 p.m. 2/5)
  • Green Hills Public Library District (closing at 5 p.m. 2/5)
  • Itasca Community Library (closing at 5 p.m. 2/5)
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February 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

Our most recent usability test revealed two issues with our catalog around downloadable formats.

First, patrons expected to see facets for e-materials in the Format facet, which currently just includes physical item formats.

Second, it wasn't... Read more

February 1, 2019 - 9:47am

Some of our SWAN libraries are experiencing building issues, no doubt due to the severe weather this past week. As we hear of closings over the next few days, they will be posted here.

  • Matteson Public Library (closed Friday, 2/1 - no water service in building)
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January 29, 2019 - 12:50pm

UPDATE - Holds: 1/29 4:30 p.m.

The report to expire holds will be postponed until February 2nd, providing patrons with additional time to pick up their items on the hold shelf. Note: We will not be sending new messages to patrons with the new pickup by date. However, ... Read more

January 28, 2019 - 11:05am

Due to the inclement weather conditions on Tuesday, January 29th - Wednesday, January 30th, the following libraries have reported closures or late openings:

  • Acorn Public Library District (closing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29th; closed Wednesday, January 30th; open
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