June 4, 2021 - 2:14pm
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Essential overnight maintenance reports have concluded, so we’ve reenabled the VPN connections to your libraries. You’re free to login to the Symphony/WorkFlows server immediately (Offline mode is no longer necessary).

A few important...Read more

June 2, 2021 - 3:32pm

The election concluded this week on Monday and the final vote tally has elected 2 new representatives to the SWAN Board, with terms starting July 1st.

Charity Gallardo, Executive Director, La Grange Public Library Tim Jarzemsky, Library Director, Bloomingdale Public Library

We...Read more

May 27, 2021 - 3:01pm

The agenda and documentation for the meeting on June 3 are available...Read more

May 27, 2021 - 9:38am

Monday, May 31st is Memorial Day and SWAN will be closed and there is no RAILS Delivery service. We will have staff on-call should any emergency arise.

When to Call 844-792-6542 (844-SWAN-LIB):

A service is down Circulation is impacted Unable to perform key job functions

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May 20, 2021 - 11:40am

The Cataloging Users meeting will take place via GoToMeeting on Thursday, June 3rd, from 9:30 to 12:00.

It will depend on the agenda if the meeting will last 2.5 hrs ; however, I will be available for the full duration if need be.

Please submit topic ideas for the agenda or...Read more

May 18, 2021 - 11:37am

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) presents a unique one-time opportunity for Illinois libraries to apply for funds for programs or services created to help communities...Read more

May 17, 2021 - 2:01pm

The proposed schedule and selection criteria for removal of patron records and purging of long outstanding bills have been met with concern throughout the membership. Open office hours were provided for discussion. The...Read more

May 14, 2021 - 4:54pm

We're excited to announce the launch of the new SWAN Notice Dialer, with an official go-live date of Tuesday, May 25th ! The migration to the new dialer on May 25th will require no downtime and all expected patron PHONE notices will be delivered as scheduled.

The new phone notices...Read more

May 13, 2021 - 3:38pm

At the Fireside Chat on April 27th, 2021 , we discussed transitioning back to full operations. We ask library directors, or their designate, to complete this short questionnaire to help us gauge moving back to "normal" in regard to...Read more

May 7, 2021 - 5:34am

As of Tuesday, April 27, 2021 CPL began allowing patrons the ability to choose the name they would like to appear on their library cards. CPL still records the name on the identification in the patron account and can search for a patron using both names in their account, but all communication...Read more