10th Annual American Library Association ERT Silent Auction

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In Partnership with WVSA’s ARTiculate Employment Training Program

June 23-25, 2007
Washington D.C. Convention Center

ALA is excited to announce their partnership with WVSA’s ARTiculate Employment Training Program, a very dynamic D.C. non-profit that uses the arts to empower children and youth with special talents and special needs to master educational, employment and other life goals. These very talented youth are providing over 75 pieces of their original art to the auction!

By visiting this year’s ERT Silent Auction, YOU will significantly impact and empower both library school students and special needs D.C. youth. It may be the most important and meaningful stop you’ll make at conference! Here are all of the things you’ll accomplish by stopping by to bid:

  1. You will save money on terrific items for your library or yourself.
  2. You will donate money to fund ALA Scholarships. Profits from the Auction fund $5,000 ALA scholarships to deserving library school students!
  3. You will donate money to local special talents and needs D.C. youth. A portion of the profits will go direct to the youth to provide them with much needed income. The remaining profits will fund essential WVSA programs and ALA scholarships.
  4. You will possibly WIN a lot of money with the purchase of 50/50 drawing tickets. 50% goes to ALA scholarships and 50% goes to...well, possibly, YOU! The winner will be announced on Monday and you don't have to be present to win.

Thanks to our generous donors, you may bid on fabulous artworks, terrific gift baskets, a wide variety of cds and dvds to play, great chairs to sit on, books, books, books, and so much more! Check out the complete list of donated items up for bid. Come back often - new items are added weekly!

Auction Location:
Washington D.C. Convention Center
Lobby - across from the ALA Store

Auction Schedule
Saturday, June 23 -- 8:30am-5pm
Sunday, June 24 -- 8:30am-5pm
Monday, June 25 -- 8:30am-12pm

Winner pick-up day
Monday, June 252pm-6pm (if you can not be present to pickup your
winnings, they will be shipped to you)

Donations welcome!

Creative and fun donations always spur the most excitement on the auction floor! Popular items include gift certificates, electronics, autographed books/memorabilia, sporting event tickets, clothing, jewelry, art, and crafts.

Individuals who wish to make a donation should complete the ERT Silent Auction donation form .

Exhibitors can find out how to use the ERT Silent Auction to promote their company and products at http://exhibitors.ala.org/AN07/promoting/auction.html

Friday, June 8th, to be included on the Silent Auction web page.
Monday, June 18th, is the last day donations will be accepted.

Picture of Donation for Website
Got a picture of your donation? Send the web address for the item or send a picture of the item (.jpg or .gif format, 300kb or less) to Geneva Holliday at ert_sa_2007@yahoo.com by June 8.

Call Kelly Bullock @ 423/876.7173 or email klbullock@bellsouth.net

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