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May 29, 2020 - 2:34pm

As shared in the Fireside Chat on Tuesday, May 26th, autorenewal, courtesy, and overdue notices to patrons will resume on Monday, June 1st. This resumption of notices is necessary to accommodate the majority of libraries that will be open in some service capacity.

We have extended due...

May 28, 2020 - 3:55pm

As more libraries are starting curbside service and Unique's Curbside Communicator, it is important to review how patrons and staff communicate.

Staff who will be using Curbside Communicator should review the training webinar - ...
May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The election ended Friday, May 15th at 5 p.m. The election had 46 libraries participate. The results for the 2 seats are the following:

Jennifer Cottrill 37 votes

Ted Bodewes 28 votes

Jesse Blazek 25 votes

Jennifer will begin her 3-year term July 1, 2020. Ted will...

May 26, 2020 - 4:32pm

The SWAN Board recommends the admission of Glenside, Roselle, and Warrenville Public Library Districts for SWAN Full Membership. SWAN ByLaws "Article IX - Members and membership" require 2/3 membership approval for admission. The online ballot will remain open until the threshold is met or the...

May 20, 2020 - 12:29pm

Cataloging Users Meeting – Call for Topics

The Cataloging Users meeting will take place via GoToMeeting on Thursday, June 4th 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....

May 15, 2020 - 11:39am

The ability to order some PPE supplies from SWAN is now available online. The order form is now posted for our stock of face shields, masks, gloves, 1 gallon sanitizer, and hand gel.

Here is the link to SWAN’s PPE page (requires membership login)...

May 14, 2020 - 1:34pm

SirsiDynix will be performing planned maintenance of the Enterprise catalog server on Tuesday, May 26th at 3AM, which will require downtime throughout the process. The maintenance is expected to take no longer than an hour, so the impact will be minimal. Unless complications arise, no further...

May 14, 2020 - 10:33am

We have received questions from members regarding the recent recommendation by RAILS to quarantine material up to 7 days, increased from the 3 day (72 hours) previous recommendation. I have reviewed the background documents and performed an environmental scan of recommendations from other US...

May 11, 2020 - 6:45am

Some libraries are providing curbside, others will remain totally closed for an extended time. To accommodate all local decisions, libraries can now select due dates that meet your needs.

If you will be offering a curbside or home delivery service, due dates should follow loan rules from...

May 6, 2020 - 3:08pm

At the May 5th fireside chat I shared that SWAN would be looking at providing Curbside Communicator from Unique Management. I signed the agreement today and we will be sharing details with libraries as soon as we have them. If you want to know more about the service, refer to the Unique brochure...

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