Donate to the Silent Auction

MLA members, vendors, and annual meeting attendees are invited to participate in our Silent Auction, held yearly during the MLA Annual Meeting.  Your contributions help raise funds for MLA scholarships.  Please consider donating desirable materials that you may no longer need. 

Past donations have included:

  • Music-themed products
  • Rare & unusual books, scores, CDs, DVDs, or LPs
  • Jewelry
  • Hand-made goods
  • Regional treats one can only find in your area (i.e. soap, coffee, or chocolates)

To Donate

  1. Select item(s) and/or services to donate.
  2. For each item, fill out the online registration form.
  3. Bring your item(s) to the Silent Auction table at the Annual Meeting, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. or Thursday, 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

The Auction

  • Auction items and/or services will be on display in the exhibit area from the time of the

    opening reception on Wednesday evening until Friday at 3:30 p.m.

  • Bidding begins at $10 (unless otherwise specified by the donor), and proceeds by whole-dollar increments.
  • NEW FOR 2019: a "Buy-it-now" option set to 150-200% of the fair market value of an item. Any "Buy-it-now" bid stops all bidding on an item and is the winning bid amount.
  • Place your bid by signing your name and a dollar amount on the item's bid sheet.
  • Bidding will close at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.  You may "up your bid" at any time before the auction closes.

The Results

  • Winning bids will be posted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

  • All items must be retrieved by 7:00 p.m. on Friday.  Cash, check, VISA, and MasterCard will be accepted.

  • Unclaimed items will be donated to a local institution or discarded.


Contact the Marketing Subcommittee Chair: Liza Weisbrod tel 334.844.1759


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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.