Re: CA Libraries & Drugs

Mark Richie (Media2@bellatlantic.net)
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 12:12:49 -0800 (PST)

So this is how civil disobedience starts in the digtial age . . .

Gary Handman wrote:
>
> 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