Guy, due to Oklahoma's continued budget crisis, I will not be able to attend this year. You may not have heard, but both teachers and state employees are threatening to strike on April 2, until the legislature approves new revenue measures and both groups get a raise. State employees have not had a raise in ten years.

I would like to video conference or attend virtually if that is offered. Please let me know.

All the best,
Connie Armstrong
Oklahoma Center for the Book

From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lamolinara, Guy
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 PM
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Subject: Idea Exchange reimbursements

To All Center for the Book Affiliates and Friends,

We have received many emails from you regarding whether we would be able to offer any reimbursement for expenses in coming to Washington for the Idea Exchange meeting. Thank you for your patience.

I regret to tell you that we are unable to do so this year. Given this circumstance, we hope you are still able to join us on May 9, as it promises to be one of our best meetings.

If, however, you are unable to attend, please send me an email at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> if you are interested in attending virtually. We are investigating methods to make this possible.

Thank you for your continued support of the Center for the Book and its important mission.

Guy Lamolinara
Communications Officer
Center for the Book
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4920

(202) 707-9217
(202) 707-0269 (FAX)