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My SLA Georgia Chapter job…

Hello. I’m Ernie Evangelista, Vendor Relations Director, for the Georgia Chapter. I’ve been a chapter member for over 15 years, since moving to Atlanta to work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. While a big part of my position is to secure funding for our chapter programs, I feel that I contribute more than that. I work with our Chapter Board to brain storm ideas for programs and set overall direction.

Now, more about fundraising. As a librarian, I use my research skills to identify prospective supporters for our meetings either in cash or in kind. For those of you who attended our March 2011 program featuring Mary Ellen Bates, you may recall how her talk was sponsored in part by vendors, other SLA units and local library groups. This multi-group arrangement certainly proved to be a “win win” for everyone. And ultimately, that’s my job — to get potential funders to see how supporting a particular Georgia chapter event will be good for them.

Got any ideas for how I can do that? I can use your help. With my term of office running through 2014, my position helped me to improve my communications skills while meeting interesting information professionals in the process. Please contact me with any questions, ideas or prospective vendors I can reach out to. My telephone is 404.498.8927 and my email address is

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