Re: CA Libraries & Drugs

Jessica Rosner (
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:38:39 -0800 (PST)

I should have figured that anything involving drug policy would not apply to
Berkeley but I have gotten this from a number of California institutions
almost all of them University Librarirs
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Gary Handman <> > Reply-To: > Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:28:19 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: CA Libraries & Drugs > > This certainly doesn't apply to Berkeley.... I think this falls into the > "give me break" category... > > gary > > > > > > 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 > Director > Media Resources Center > Moffitt Library > UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 > 510-643-8566 > > > "You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is aimless, > it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld >