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I think not having a face to face meeting just again adds to decreasing the
unity of  we as a national group.  I think our meeting of 50 people cannot
ccmpare with Book Expo or ALA.  Let us think carefully about cancelling.

Rocco

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 9:37 AM Sharon Shaloo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Sorry I didn't see this.  Thanks, Juliana, for offering, but Guy had a
> second thought and asked that we hold off until next week.  He wants to be
> sure that he is in line with LOC decisions on this.
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> Sharon
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> Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
> Mass Center for the Book
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> On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 12:17 PM Julianna Robbins (CalBook) <
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>> I can make a Goole Forms Poll and will share shortly!
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>> Will include travel plans question.
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>> J
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>> Julianna Robbins
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>> On Mar 6, 2020, at 9:13 AM, Sharon Shaloo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Hi all
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>> I am  on the road all day but I could throw up a poll tonight if no one
>> can do it sooner.  Let me know.
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>> Let's make the travel q a part of that poll. It's hard to keep track of
>> individual responses.
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>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2020, 12:04 PM Lisa Comstock <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>>> Connecticut has not made travel arrangements yet.
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>>> Lisa Comstock
>>> *Director, Connecticut Center for the Book*
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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
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: letter in re Idea Exchange
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>>> Hi All,
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>>> As we are discussing this, how many of us have already made travel
>>> arrangements?
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>>> All the best,
>>> Karen
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>>> *Karen O’Connell*
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>>> Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book
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>>> Arkansas State Library
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>>> *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication <
>>> [log in to unmask]> *On Behalf Of *Lamolinara, Guy
>>> *Sent:* Friday, March 6, 2020 6:58 AM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: letter in re Idea Exchange
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>>> All—There are definitely discussions here at the Library in re planning
>>> for coronavirus. But no events have been canceled as of now.
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>>> 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?
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>>> Thanks,
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>>> Guy
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>>> *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication <
>>> [log in to unmask]> *On Behalf Of *Julianna Robbins (CalBook)
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 05, 2020 5:47 PM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: letter in re Idea Exchange
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>>> 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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>>> Julianna Robbins
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>>> Program Manager
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>>> On Mar 5, 2020, at 2:31 PM, Sharon Shaloo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Dear Guy and All,
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>>> 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..
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>>> 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?
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>>> thanks for any insights here,
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>>> Sharon
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>>> *********
>>>
>>> Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
>>>
>>> Mass Center for the Book
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>>> [log in to unmask]
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>>> On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:42 AM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> 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]
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>>> *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication <
>>> [log in to unmask]> *On Behalf Of *Walker, Suzanne
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:46 AM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: letter in re Idea Exchange
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>>> 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.
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>>> Forgive me if this has already been send and I missed it.
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>>> Thank you!
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>>> Suzanne Walker
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>>> Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian
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>>> Director – Indiana Center for the Book
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>>> Indiana State Library
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>>> 140 N. Senate Ave
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>>> Indianapolis, IN 46204
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>>> (317) 232-3700
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>>> *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication [
>>> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
>>> Of *Lamolinara, Guy
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:28 AM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: letter in re Idea Exchange
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>>> Yes—we will set that up. Thanks.
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>>> *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication <
>>> [log in to unmask]> *On Behalf Of *Medema, Nancy
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:24 AM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: letter in re Idea Exchange
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>>> Guy,
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>>> I know last year you provided an online option for the meeting, will
>>> that be available this year too?
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>>> thanks,
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>>> Nancy
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>>> *Nancy Medema* Program Director
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>>> Coordinator, Iowa Center for the Book
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>>> *State Library of Iowa* | Des Moines Office
>>> 515.281-4328 | [log in to unmask]
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>>> On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 8:16 AM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> All—in case you need some sort of “official” invite for the May 6 Idea
>>> Exchange to justify your attendance, here it is.
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>>> Guy
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