First book sale and silent auction nets Library more than $1,200

Feb 28, 2003

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The Kettering University Friends of the Library and Scharchburg Archives (FOLA) held its first book sale and silent auction in the Campus Center Great Court February 20-21. More than 600 books and 30 auction items were sold and raised more than $1,200 to benefit programs at the Library and Archives. The entire campus community participated in this first of an annual event. A special thanks goes to Susan Bolt, vice president of Administration and Finance, who donated back to the FOLA her share of the 50/50 winnings!

FOLA Fundraising and Finance Committee Chair Ken Kayser '72 said the festivities brought attention to the Library and Archives. "Both the Library and the Archives have tremendous things to offer students, faculty and the public," he said. "We are sitting on a gem with all the automotive history at our fingertips. This event will hopefully continue the momentum we are gaining in making alumni and students aware."

FOLA is in its first year of existence and hopes to raise money for a number of initiatives. FOLA will soon begin promoting the film series Research Revolution this April, an award-winning program describing how scientific and technological research affect our everyday lives.

For information on Research Revolution or FOLA, contact Charles Hanson, director of Library Services, at (810) 762-7812.