Re: CA Libraries & Drugs

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 15:56:35 -0800 (PST)

Let em come and get us...this is a load of unmitigated idiocy (law or not).

gh

At 02:33 PM 03/28/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Dear Gary,
>
>California State Law - the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 - State Code
>section 8355
>
>
>Without commenting on the practicality (or sanity) of the law, that's what
>it is. Even for Berkeley, I'm afraid.
>
>Brigid Duffy
>Audio Visual/ITV Center
>San Francisco State University
>San Francisco CA 94132-4200
>E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu
>
>On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Gary Handman wrote:
>
> > 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
> > >jrosner@kino.com
> >
> > Gary Handman
> > Director
> > Media Resources Center
> > Moffitt Library
> > UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
> > 510-643-8566
> > ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> >
> > "You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is
> aimless,
> > it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld
> >
> >

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

"You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is aimless,
it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld