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 Ignore that last post, I did receive it, it was further down the list to
be read .Sorry about that! Everyone have a good Friday!

*Iowa Center for the Book*
*State Library of Iowa*
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On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 8:14 AM IACenterBook, LIB <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I haven't received an email from Decibel yet, did I miss something? Or was
> I missed?  Thanks for any info!
> Nancy
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> *Iowa Center for the Book*
> *State Library of Iowa*
> 1.800.248.4483 | [log in to unmask]
> 1112 E. Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50319
> www.IowaCenterfortheBook.org <http://www.iowacenterforthebook.org/>
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 7:16 AM Walker, Suzanne <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> Good morning team,
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>> The email that we recently got from Decibel does not answer Nancy’s
>> questions below. I’m mostly concerned about this question: Does that mean
>> we will "staff" our virtual booth? If so, when are the specific days/times
>> (during September 25-27th, when the virtual fest is happening) we are
>> expected to be in the virtual booth?
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>> I did reply back to Decibel with that question and am waiting to hear,
>> but if Guy can clarify, that would be great.
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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 <
>> [log in to unmask]> *On Behalf Of *Medema, Nancy
>> *Sent:* Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:47 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: some news about the NBF
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>> **** This is an EXTERNAL email. Exercise caution. DO NOT open attachments
>> or click links from unknown senders or unexpected email. ****
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>> i'm a bit unclear about what these Booths will require, and I do
>> understand we'll get more information from Decibel, but I have a couple of
>> questions:
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>> 1. I've been to "virtual exhibits" before, both during this current
>> corona period and just at SLJ events, etc. so is that what we're going to
>> be setting up here? Does that mean we will "staff" our virtual booth? If
>> so, when are the specific days/times (during September 25-27th, when the
>> virtual fest is happening) we are expected to be in the virtual booth?
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>> 2. Do they want us to promote these virtual exhibits and virtual events
>> to our librarians and their communities? If so, we will be provided with
>> details about the Festival and the exhibits, like generic press releases or
>> even basic access instructions?
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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]
>> 1112 E. Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50319
>> www.StateLibraryofIowa.org
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>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Dear Affiliate Centers,
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>> I want to thank you for your willingness to join us on this new path we
>> are taking for the National Book Festival. I know information has been
>> somewhat scant but I also know that you understand we are learning as we go
>> along.
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>> I have some news, not all of it good. Hard as I tried (and hard as our
>> Development Office tried), we were unable to secure funding that would have
>> come to you to support your NBF projects. Some of you have already created
>> wonderful videos, and some of you will not be able to for lack of funding.
>> This also means that there is no funding to ship you the C-SPAN bags I had
>> hoped to provide.
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>> The good news is that you will be hearing soon from our NBF contractor,
>> Decibel, regarding the assets you will be able to present in your virtual
>> “booth,” and what the deadlines are. This Welcome email will come early
>> next week, followed by an Introductory mid-week email with details. You
>> have all worked with Decibel before, as they are longtime (great) NBF
>> contractors.
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>> These are some things you may want to think about making available in
>> your booth (in addition to your Great Reads selection and book jacket):
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>> --Videos (of your Great Reads author, of the work of your center, of an
>> event you held, or all of these, or something I haven’t mentioned you want
>> to share)
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>> --Brochures and other info sheets you are able to provide digitally
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>> --An overview of your center, its mission and its activities
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>> The folks at Decibel will explain the capabilities of the NBF “platform”
>> they are creating.
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>> I am working with our NBF designer on getting the generic Affiliate logo
>> personalized for each center.
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>> Decibel is working on some sort of badging activity that will try to
>> emulate going from center table to center table, as is done at the
>> convention center.
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>> Thank you again for your longtime support of the NBF and your support of
>> this new-style festival. I hope it will be a rewarding experience and keep
>> you in touch with those you so ably serve.
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>> Guy
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