Hi Gary,

If this doesn't apply to state libraries, what is the status for DCPL? I assume we will need to complete these forms although we are not a Center for the Book.

Please advise. There were numerous emails on Friday which I have not had an opportunity to go through. Is information about the virtual situation in them? My staff is asking a lot of questions I can't answer. 

Also, we may need another day because we are figuring out the coordination for this.

Thanks for your understanding,


Carmen Boston
Children's Librarian - Children's Services Coordinator
DC Public Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001


"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."

Ralph Nader

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To clarify—this applies ONLY to Centers for the Book,  not to state libraries.



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Thanks to everyone who has filled out the info requested in the link below.


If you haven’t done so, please do so ASAP. Otherwise, you will not receive communications from Decibel for the Roadmap to Reading.






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Sorry for the confusing emails I have sent. Please DO NOT send your email info directly to Decibel.


I just learned that you need to put your contact info in the link referenced below if you did not receive the Welcome email from Decibel.

Please do this ASAP, as more emails will be forthcoming from them. The one you may have missed is below.






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From: Casey Smith <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 7:42 AM
Subject: National Book Festival Information
To: Casey Smith <[log in to unmask]>


Good morning! 


Hello and welcome to the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival!  We are honored to work with you and thankful for your support of the Library and its endeavors. 


As you are aware, this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival will look a little different than in years past. As a Roadmap to Reading exhibitor, this Virtual National Book Festival affords you the opportunity to interact and engage with attendees like never before. We at Decibel Management are proud to partner with the Library of Congress to help your team navigate your virtual booth and learn new ways you can meaningfully interact with attendees.  


To get started, and no later than August 17th, please follow this link to provide the names, emails, and phone numbers for the key points of contact with whom we should work leading up to the Book Festival and who will also have access to your booth. We will then reach out to that team and begin the onboarding process. 


Note that much of the onboarding process is scheduled in the coming weeks to ensure your team has plenty of time to develop and upload content, as well as navigate and test your booth.  


We will be in touch soon, but if we can help with anything in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  Thank you!


We look forward to working with you!

Your Decibel Management Team



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