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Connecticut has not made travel arrangements yet.

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Karen Oconnell
Sent: Friday, March 6, 2020 8:56 AM
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Subject: Re: letter in re Idea Exchange

Hi All,

As we are discussing this, how many of us have already made travel arrangements?

All the best,
Karen


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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Lamolinara, Guy
Sent: Friday, March 6, 2020 6:58 AM
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Subject: Re: letter in re Idea Exchange

All-There are definitely discussions here at the Library in re planning for coronavirus. But no events have been canceled as of now.

I would be happy to have a virtual Idea Exchange meeting, if the majority think it best. Perhaps, now that we are meeting virtually every other month anyway, we don't really need to have the "big" meeting.
I know nothing beats face-to-face communication, but in the current environment, perhaps virtual is better (and certainly a lot less expensive!). Would someone be willing to set up a poll for this?

Thanks,
Guy




From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Julianna Robbins (CalBook)
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2020 5:47 PM
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Subject: Re: letter in re Idea Exchange

Thanks Sharon. I'm still taking the temperature on events in CA and we're having lots of internal discussions. We all need to have frequent check ins to see what develops.

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On Mar 5, 2020, at 2:31 PM, Sharon Shaloo <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Dear Guy and All,

I am not writing in alarm but I wanted to note that we are starting to see a ripple of cancelled and postponed conferences/meetings/travel owing to fears that the spread of coronavirus will begin to tax and strain our healthcare system..

Is there any discussion at LOC about possible restrictions on the horizon that will negatively impact our meeting?  Is this something we need to consider?

thanks for any insights here,

Sharon

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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:42 AM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Hi-we have it in the budget for $500 for those who need it. If you do, please let Staceya know ASAP. She is at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.



From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Walker, Suzanne
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:46 AM
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Subject: Re: letter in re Idea Exchange

Guy, Is it possible for us to get some more information about the financial support to attend? I just need an email or something in writing that says how much will be available.

Forgive me if this has already been send and I missed it.

Thank you!


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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lamolinara, Guy
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:28 AM
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Subject: Re: letter in re Idea Exchange

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Yes-we will set that up. Thanks.

From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Medema, Nancy
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:24 AM
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Subject: Re: letter in re Idea Exchange

Guy,
I know last year you provided an online option for the meeting, will that be available this year too?

thanks,
Nancy
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Coordinator, Iowa Center for the Book
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 8:16 AM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
All-in case you need some sort of "official" invite for the May 6 Idea Exchange to justify your attendance, here it is.

Guy