My goal is to launch this new web page, a Center for the Book state affiliates national events calendar, next week on Tuesday, May 5, and update it weekly going forward. It will have a fairly simple format, which will be similar in appearance to this press release listing: http://read.gov/literacyawards/press.html. Events or programs listed on this page should be available digitally nationwide.
I have organized a spreadsheet on google drive for you to submit content, as that will be the simplest method to collect this information on a regular basis from everyone. See the end of this email for links. Please bookmark these links for later reference.
I’ve attached a word document with the content template and some real-world examples from our own virtual programming (on loc.gov/engage). You will need to enter this content slightly differently in the spreadsheet, but this is a good place to start when organizing your event descriptions.
Before you submit your first events, please use the State Links for Event Calendar Spreadsheet (see below) to enter the link you want the “_____Center for the Book” line to link to on the calendar for all your events. This does not have to be your homepage. It can be your virtual programming landing page, event calendar, or other webpage. If you do not update this spreadsheet, I will use the website linked to here: http://read.gov/cfb/state-affiliates.php.
Please submit events by end of the day on Mondays, for posting on Tuesdays.
For now, I’d like to limit events to May (or 5 weeks out), until we get a sense of how much content will be included. This means you may enter any upcoming events or program launches through the end of May by the end of the day Monday, May 4, for posting on May 5. If you don’t have everything ready by then, you can keep adding events to the spreadsheet and they will be added to the website in the next update on May 12.
If you have any general questions about this through next Tuesday, I encourage you to ask them via the listserv, in case others have the same question.
· Events Calendar Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cJtB_GtOcEckmvD54_eT6HYx8JVWIajSe4C0yW2d0VQ/edit?usp=sharing
· State Links for Event Calendar Spreadsheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1J_0So3SzndD49k4R-osD7U7qP3zXg-JpZjc1PI1SDpE
· Example Spreadsheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=18T3wNfjrFAMPDO5bv-IJM_ipQf2xAiloiX2IZzaZvOs
· “WebCalendar.docx” word document with content template and examples (also attached to this email): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hPePHDZe0Ssg1x-o295SZmyjUZhOUBxI
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FYI—Deziree is working on a page for listing your programs, as requested in a recent virtual meeting. You will be hearing from her soon.