I think what I heard that NEH is interested in most is the answers we come up with to the questions, so might we swap the discussion order?

I propose we start with these questions and then, when we have clear, shared goals and vision, research an application to NEH for support for the network and (or as) a unifying project.
  • Who Are We? Let’s all think about this and talk in Feb!

    • What do we want in a CFB network? What does our state want from a CFB? Common goals/common vision. Unifying project?

      Also wondering how many of us have asked: "What does our state want from a CFB?" and what those answers are.

      Thanks, Alayne, for managing the tech for this meeting!

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On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:57 AM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

please put Sharon’s idea on the agenda. Also, add National Book Festival/Parade of the States




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Rocco ... this is an interesting point.


I think it would not work to have each center providing discrete info for the LOC booth ... but I do think it would be wonderful for all of us and for the booth if LOC would work with the network to develop a brochure about the state center network ... for the LOC booth and, too, for each of us to use to buttress our work in our states, commonwealths, territories, districts...   And I would love if our portion of the LOC website were juiced up so that it's more than a list of links but was a content subsection of the site that we would all link to from our own sites.  





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On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 8:47 AM Rocco Staino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Unfortunately, I won't be able to join the Feb. 20 meeting.  However, I would like to add the following item to the agenda.


Information regarding the center for the Book and State Centers for the Book should be available at the Library of Congress conference exhibit.


I was disappointed when I stopped at the LC exhibit at ALA midwinter and there wasn't anything available about the Center for the Book.


Who as State Centers should we contact to express our desire that such material be created and shared?


Sorry to miss the meeting.






On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 3:58 PM Alayne Hopkins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Good afternoon!

The recent set of exchanges reminded me to send out a message for agenda items. Please follow this link and add any items you want to discuss or make notes on any particular areas of interest:


I have included the notes from the previous meeting on the agenda and I can clean up the doc as we get closer to the meeting, as needed. My colleague David will handle the Zoom interface, and you have the login below.


Guy, please let me know if there’s anything in particular you want to discuss that is not listed here.


LAL continuation folks, do we want to tack on any time to touch base at the end of the meeting?





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