Hi everyone- I apologize- having some significant challenges today - tech & other. Will try to come to meeting  when these get worked out. lizz


Lizz Sinclair

Director of Programs

Maine Humanities Council / Maine Center for the Book

674 Brighton Avenue

Portland, Maine 04102

(207) 773-5051 ext. 206


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Date: Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:12 PM
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Subject: CFB social media project concept


Great to see everyone today! As promised, I am sharing information from the CFB social media project concept from about three years ago. Joe noted this came about during Pam Jackson Murrell’s tenure as CFB Director. We didn’t quite get it off the ground, but I was joined by Kate (RI), Sarah (VA), Kim (MT), Josephine (CO), Julianna (CA), and Mary (NH) to brainstorm in an effort to make it a viable possibility. Momentum waned when I lost my assistant and couldn’t keep things going while short staffed.


Below are a few details from our earliest discussions and attached are several mock up images. If you like the idea of reviving this concept, please reply to me directly rather than the listserv—or maybe we can take a quick vote on it on Wednesday if everyone has had time to review. If there’s enough interest and we move forward, we can delve into things like “where can I put my logo” later.


Best, Andrea





The premise: Social media could be a great vehicle for highlighting the Centers for the Book network, while keeping the effort simple and customizable. I acknowledge that not all centers engage in social media in the same way and that some may opt out of this effort entirely should it move forward.


The idea: Create a series of images with text that highlights authors, literature, books, and literary history/events that could be used in conjunction with anniversaries, celebrations, historic dates, and deadlines related to our work with the LOC. A state center for the book might choose to use some, none or all of the images available.





Andrea D. Lewis

Senior Program Officer

Maryland Center for the Book

Maryland Humanities

108 W. Centre Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(T) 410.685.6161

(F) 410.685.0795

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