August 5, 2021 - 2:44pm

If your library is planning to participate in the first cohort of Aspen trainings, you can now register in L2 for the kickoff meeting, office hours, and Aspen Admin training sessions.

Note: the Aspen Admin trainings for Purchase Suggestions and Record Grouping have changed, so please...Read more

August 5, 2021 - 2:35pm

Following the completion of last week's upgrade to the Symphony server , the deadline for the associated WorkFlows 3.7.1 client update is Monday, August 30th. If you’re unfamiliar with the WorkFlows client update process, please refer to the three steps...Read more

August 4, 2021 - 2:55pm

Are you aware of how people with disabilities use the library catalog and library web apps? Please join SWAN and Deque on September 21st via Zoom to learn about web accessibility. In this one-hour webinar, you will learn how web accessibility is defined,...Read more

August 4, 2021 - 11:33am

As shared in our Fireside Chats and in previous communication, we will be removing all bills for patrons with a last activity date before January 1, 2011 and less that $100 in total bills. This represents 10+ years of inactivity. These patrons have not used library services requiring use of...Read more

August 2, 2021 - 2:35pm

The SWAN Aspen Discovery catalogs will be upgraded to version 21.09 this evening. There will be no downtime and all Aspen functions will work normally. However, you may see some discrepancies in availability on Tuesday, August 3rd as this upgrade will impact our overnight Aspen indexes. Aspen...Read more

July 30, 2021 - 11:34am

Aspen is coming! Sign up for your go-live dates and training . Please sign up by Monday, August 23rd.

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July 29, 2021 - 9:50am

On July 28th, SWAN hosted a panel discussion on auditing collections for diversity. The goal of the session was to share the experiences of Illinois libraries performing these audits and give an opportunity to learn from each other. The session lasted two hours, and a recording is available on...Read more

July 26, 2021 - 9:54am

Kanopy is offering a discount based on the amount SWAN libraries new to Kanopy commit to spending in one year. The start date for the discount is September 1, 2021.

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All libraries that subscribe to Kanopy will receive the discount but only new Kanopy subscribers will...Read more

July 23, 2021 - 12:07pm

The July 2021 (April-June) Quarterly Billing is complete and the invoices and checks will be mailed shortly. Documentation is available to help guide member library staff through the...Read more

July 22, 2021 - 9:40am

Please be aware, RAILS is currently experiencing a server outage at their Burr Ridge datacenter. This outage affects the following services:

Logins to all RAILS websites and RAILS-specific services Logins and access to L2 (Library Learning) events and directory website Logins to the SWAN...Read more