Re: CA Libraries & Drugs

Gary Handman (
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:28:27 -0800 (PST)

This certainly doesn't apply to Berkeley.... I think this falls into the
"give me break" category...


At 10:59 AM 03/28/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Hope that got your attention
>A question for any of California Librarians ( that means you Gary)
>I sometimes receive these absurd forms with orders from California
>Public Institutions that in order to be paid for an order we must
>CERTIFY that we are a "drug free workplace". I find this both offensive and
>ridiculous. They do not ask us to certify that we are Alcohol, Murder,
>Racist, Sexist etc free just drugs. I realize this is just a silly law
>passed by some legislators with too much time on their hands but I find it
>very disturbing and as a matter of principle I will not sign these forms
>Usually nothing happens but recently after a correspondence with a
>University Librarian she returned an order. I don't care about the lost
>order or even any further lost orders because this is a ridiculous rule but
>I wonder how you guys handle this. Incidentally the order in question was
>for my women directors series which unlike most other Kino titles is NOT
>available from any other source so this means that the University in
>question will never carry these titles.
>Jessica Rosner
>Kino International
>333 W 39th St. 503
>NY NY 10018

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

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