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Like Rocco, I find my calendar open.  (Laughing/crying/worrying)

Easter is this weekend through Monday and Passover runs thru 4/16.  Since
we are going to need a later afternoon slot to accommodate Alaska and
Hawaii, should they be able to join, I think we should schedule from 4/17
on so we don't book over Seder preparations for any of our colleagues.

/S

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Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Mass Center for the Book
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617.872.3718 (office)
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On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 9:59 AM Rocco Staino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've check my calendar and seem to be available for a Zoom Call.
>
> Wash Your Hands,
>
> Rocco
>
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 8:30 AM Walker, Suzanne <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>>
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>> I’d like to second the idea of an informal Zoom call. Just to check in
>> with everyone.
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>>
>> Suzanne
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>> Suzanne Walker
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>> Director - Indiana Center for the Book
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>> Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian
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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]] *On Behalf Of *Rebekah Manley
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:52 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: External: working in the age of coronavirus
>>
>>
>>
>> **** This is an EXTERNAL email. Exercise caution. DO NOT open attachments
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>> Team,
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>>
>>
>> I'm thinking of y'all this week. I've gotten to catch up with a few of
>> you. I'd like to echo the hopes to have an informal zoom catch up soon. I
>> don't have an account (the state is working on it as fast as state
>> purchasing can go).
>>
>>
>>
>> I know organizing all of us can be tricky. Guy, what would you say to
>> throwing out a meeting a week and varying times. Perhaps those who can pop
>> on will and the others can get the next one. Sort of like if we were all
>> int he same place and we had an informal happy hour. Those that can make
>> it, make it and we maintain connection. Just an idea.
>>
>>
>>
>> In addition to this, I like the idea of us having a more organized
>> meeting soon.
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>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Rebekah
>>
>>
>> * Rebekah Manley, MFA*
>>
>> Coordinator | Texas Center for the Book
>> <https://www.tsl.texas.gov/centerforthebook>
>>
>> 1201 Brazos Street
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>> *Rebekah Manley, MFA*
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>> Coordinator | Texas Center for the Book
>> <https://www.tsl.texas.gov/centerforthebook>
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>> 1201 Brazos Street
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>> Please connect on Facebook
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>> *We hope you celebrate Lone Star Día: Children’s Day, Book Day
>> <https://www.tsl.texas.gov/lonestardia>!*
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>> *Currently reading: **Butterfly Yellow
>> <https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062229236/butterfly-yellow/>* *by** Thanhha
>> Lai <https://www.harpercollins.com/author/cr-105705/thanhha-lai/>*
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>> *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication <
>> [log in to unmask]> on behalf of Matheis, Bonnie <[log in to unmask]
>> >
>> *Sent:* Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:43 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>> *Subject:* Re: External: working in the age of coronavirus
>>
>>
>>
>> Well ... there's nothing like being the last to the party!
>>
>> The state of Illinois has been on a lockdown since Monday, March 16. Our
>> latest date of return is scheduled for May 1. Despite this, the Director
>> and chief Deputy Direct have been going into the office to hold down the
>> fort. Yesterday, the Library Development Group had our first conference
>> call with them since leaving the office on March 16th - the Center is part
>> of this group.
>>
>> the Illinois Center is a partner of the ILLINOIS READS program. The
>> Kick-off Book Festival for the program scheduled for March 14 was cancelled
>> amid concerns for the health and safety of the authors, illustrators,
>> families and volunteers. ILLINOIS READS is a reading program highlighting
>> Illinois authors, so it is still a go - people can read the books any time.
>> The only thing that will change is the timing or medium of programs.
>>
>> The LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE in Illinois judging deadline was today but,
>> due to the abrupt closures of everything across the state,it is being
>> extended until Monday. Our awards ceremony is scheduled for May 12 with the
>> Secretary of State. While this date is still on the Secretary's books, it
>> is unknown and doubtful (my thoughts) that this will be able to happen
>> given this virus. If the ceremony can't happen, we will make sure the
>> winner receives something special from the Secretary.  We will run into the
>> same situation as others - trying to get the student's mailing addresses
>> for certificates with some if not most schools being closed for the rest of
>> the year, but we'll make it work.
>>
>> We are still moving forward with our ILLINOIS EMERGING WRITERS
>> COMPETITION GWENDOLYN BROOKS POETRY AWARD The entry deadline is June 30.
>> While we depend on Illinois colleges, universities and public libraries to
>> help communicate the competition, they are all closed right now. We do,
>> however, also have the support of the Illinois writing community and the
>> past Illinois Poet Laureate, who helped create the program. The award
>> ceremony usually isn't until late November or early December so we'll hope
>> that should be able to happen!
>>
>> All the best to each of you 💟
>>
>> Bonnie Matheis
>> Illinois Center for the Book, Coordinator
>>
>> Illinois State Library
>> Gwendolyn Brooks Building
>> 300 South 2nd Street
>> Springfield,IL  62701
>>
>> 217-558-2065
>> [log in to unmask]
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>> ________________________________________
>> From: Center for the Book state centers communication [
>> [log in to unmask]] on behalf of Lamolinara, Guy [[log in to unmask]]
>> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 2:35 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: External: working in the age of coronavirus
>>
>> Dear Affiliates,
>>
>> It is hard for me sometimes to believe how are lives and work activities
>> have so drastically changed in just the past two weeks!
>>
>> I just started teleworking last week and am still getting used to the
>> lack of social interchange with my colleagues face-to-face. I have never
>> teleworked before because I have always enjoyed coming into the office each
>> day. It also puts me in a “work” mindset. The constant racket from the
>> construction project next door is a constant and annoying distraction. If
>> you know Alexandria, Va., and its historic district, then you know we all
>> live in rowhouses in a densely populated neighborhood. I live in one of
>> those rowhouses, attached on only one side. Right next door, about 12 feet
>> away, they are erecting a large Sunrise senior living facility on what has
>> been a parking lot for the entire 33 years I have lived in this house. At
>> least when the times comes, I won’t have to move very far!
>>
>> On a more serious level, I am writing to reach out and learn how all of
>> you are coping, how your work, activities and plans have changed, and what
>> I (and the Library of Congress) can do to support you. I can tell you we
>> are planning to release online later this week the beginning of a series of
>> reading and learning activities with some top authors who have agreed to
>> work with us to reach out to young readers who are home from school. As
>> soon as I have details, I will let you know. Perhaps it is something you
>> can offer your users.
>>
>> Can you tell us if you are engaging in any novel approaches to reaching
>> your constituencies?
>>
>> What activities have you been forced to cancel? Are you doing any virtual
>> programming?
>>
>> Are you involved in a state or local book festival? Are you making
>> contingency plans?
>>
>> Anything you would like to say to get the conversation going, please
>> share.
>>
>> Take care. I hope we return to “normal” soon, whatever the new normal may
>> be.
>>
>> Guy
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