I don't have a firm date, Mary.  I'm just doing this because Anne was 
getting calls (I guess as people started to deal with their travel). 
 If we do the meeting from 3 to 6 p.m. you could fly down on Fri a.m. 
still couldn't you?

~ S 

On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:43:02 +0000, "Russell, Mary"  wrote:

        Sharon –

When do you need the doodle poll info by to move ahead with this? I 
haven’t made my travel plans yet and the question of whether I can 
fit a 2nd night in a hotel into my budget will drive when I could be at 
a meeting on Friday. I imagine I am not the only one in this situation 



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My first attempt didn't go through so am trying again ... ~ Sharon 

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Dear State Center Coordinators:

We agreed in principle in May that we would meet on the Friday of NBF 
weekend to forward the digital mapping project.  The DC Public LIbrary 
was kind enough to offer their site for a meeting, but I have heard 
from Anne Boni that we can have a room in the Madison Bldg, where we 
will be attending the reception at the end of the day, and I think this 
will be a more convenient place for us to gather, either in the a.m. or 

Anne has reserved Dining Room A for the day and I told her we would 
commit to a time slot so she can narrow her reservation to the time we 
actually need. 

I created a Doodle Poll with a number of different options/lengths on 
Friday, Aug 29.  Please indicate your availability for any, all, none 
of the times so we can get an accurate count of attendance and choose 
the best slot.  (Note that our pre-NBF reception begins at 5:30 or 6 
p.m. that evening as you factor in your whereabouts.  

Please follow the link in order to participate in the poll:

Content of meeting:  

I sent out notes from our Friday a.m. May meeting but have not heard 
back any response on them.  To get ready for the August meeting, we 
had agreed that we would set out the central questions in Google Drive 
documents and people would comment on them so we could create 
preliminary talking points, etc. I had hoped to get some feedback from 
you on my notes before creating those docs, so if you could review and 
write that would be great. 

On reflection, however, we may want to use the time on 8/29 
differently.  For example, it might be useful for us to try to bring 
in a speaker to talk about best practices in humanities mapping 
projects or invite grants officers from NEH and/or IMLS to talk with us 
about our project.  Since we are talking about the friday of Labor Day 
weekend, we would need to jump on invitations, however, and it might 
mean that we would be locking ourselves into the a.m. time slots since 
I imagine people will be anxious for an early start to a long weekend. 

Hope to hear from you and -- too -- to get your RSVP (even if you 
cannot come) at the Doodle poll above. 



Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Massachusetts Center for the Book
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