Morris Automated Information Network

Consortial Abbreviation: 
MAIN
Slogan or Motto: 
A northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 38 public libraries.
Brief Description: 

The Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) is a consortium of 38 public libraries located in Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties. MAIN’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development and innovation by providing high quality, cost effective shared services to member libraries for their communities. MAIN aspires to help member libraries and the communities they serve to readily access a rich spectrum of resources.

Together, MAIN libraries serve over half a million residents of all ages. Patrons of member libraries have access to over 2.8 million items including eBooks, eAudiobooks, Blu-rays, DVDs, music, museum passes, videogames, and of course, books. MAIN libraries also offer a substantial amount of programming, public meeting space, research assistance, lectures, cultural events, public classes, art exhibitions and more.

MAIN was originally created in 1980 to help oversee the initial automation of local library systems. Over time, it has evolved into a full-fledged public library consortium incorporated as a nonprofit organization which offers its members cost-sharing opportunities, library automation services, technical support, and an organizational structure conducive to collaboration and efficient management of tax dollars.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Cataloging services
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions: 
Technical support (computers & networks) Vendor contract negotiations/discounts Group purchasing Committees, professional development, and continuing education
Mailing Address: 
16 Wing Drive Suite 212 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
19738624606
Fax: 
19735122122
Staff Contacts: 
Phillip Berg, Executive Director, x101, phillip.berg@mainlib.org Trevor Diamond, Systems/UX Librarian, x101, trevor.diamond@mainlib.org Jeanne Mauriello, Cataloger/Electronic Resources Librarian, x108, jeanne.mauriello@mainlib.org Jim Davidson, IT Project Manager, x105, jim.davidson@mainlib.org
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
35
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
0
Types of Member Libraries: 
Public
Number of Staff: 
7.00