Hi, All, 

As we are proceeding with the discussion of affiliation, I thought I'd review our individual mission statements.  There are still 17 statements outstanding, I just noted, but I wonder if all of us might want to read through what is there to ground ourselves in the ways that we define ourselves individually?  We were hoping that from these many we could craft one overall statement for our network, if memory serves, and so this might be a nice context?


Perhaps those affiliates who have not yet contributed might add in their mission statements now to help us catch our infinite variety?



Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Mass Center for the Book 
617.872.3718 (office)

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 10:13 AM Karen Oconnell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi All,


Here is a Google document for the meeting next Wednesday:


State Centers for the Book Affiliation Agreement ~ Comments Document


I have also placed the doc in the State CFB Shared Folder that Sharon set up for us.


All the best,




Karen O’Connell

Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book

Arkansas State Library


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I am hoping we can iron out your objections and needs for the agreement, or at least most of them, in our Dec. 16 meeting.


Could someone please take the lead and set up a Google doc where you can list your comments? I suggest two categories:


1)      What you want changed in the agreement

2)      What you want from the Library, what you want added


This agreement is part of an overall effort at the Library to regularize/formalize all our relationships. I have been asked to do this as part of that process; it is not exclusive to the affiliate centers.


Thanks and I look forward to our Thursday meeting.


Enjoy your weekend,




Guy Lamolinara

Head, Center for the Book

Literary Initiatives

Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement

Library of Congress