Shipping & Receiving Information
The shipper for all ALA exhibits starting October 1, 2005 will be VIP Transport East, a Fine Arts Transportation Agent for Mayflower Transit.
All shipping costs will be billed to the ALA Public Programs Office.
The shipper for "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" will be VIP Transport East, a Fine Arts Transportation Agent for Mayflower Transit. The exhibition travels in seven, wheeled, molded hard plastic cases, each measuring approximately 45" x 35" x 9".
Important: Because there is limited time available to get the exhibition from one site to another, libraries should have the exhibition dismantled and ready for pick-up the first business day after the exhibition closes. The closing day in most cases is a Friday. This does not mean the shipper will always pick up the exhibit on the first business day, but the exhibit should be ready to go at any time during the week after closing.
HOST LIBRARIES ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:
VIP Transport East will call libraries to arrange convenient delivery and pick-up times. If you have not heard from VIP by at least 48 hours before the exhibit should be delivered, please call VIP at the following numbers between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday to confirm delivery arrangements:
1-800-261-6088, ext. 209 (Ed Noonan) or ext. 210 (Melanie Fringer);
Alternate numbers are: 301-317-4225 and 410-880-6114 (same exts.)
If for some reason, you can't get through, dial "0" and the receptionist will help you.
If you have not heard from VIP by 48 hours before the exhibit closes, please call the above number(s) again to arrange for pick-up.
- Please arrange for the pickup during business hours (9-5 your time). Please give VIP the following information:
- Name and telephone number of a main contact person.
- Address where exhibition should be picked up and actual place of pickup at that address, such as back of building, etc.
- Opening and closing times of building if relevant.
- Special conditions that apply, e.g., parking restrictions, ramp access, use of back door only, tractor-trailer access, stairs, etc.
The ALA contact for "Frankenstein" shipping questions is:
ALA Public Programs Office
Phone: (312) 280-5045
Fax: (312) 280-5759
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DAMAGE THAT REQUIRES REPLACEMENT OF PANELS OR PREVENTS DISPLAY OF THE EXHIBITION SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO SOFIANA PETERSON BY TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL.
FOR OTHER DAMAGE, PLEASE USE THE DAMAGE REPORT FORM.