Dr. Drew's Infrequent Blog

25 August 2008

Celebrate Sandy Berman Appreciation Month!

[LIS NEWS] "Jenna Freedman declares the six weeks or so from now until his birthday on October 6, Sandy Berman appreciation month. She's asking for participatiion by sending him cards, flowers, subject heading suggestions, and low fat schnitzel.

Sanford Berman
Room 615 - Bed 2
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

He'll probably be at the above address for at least a month. While his condition isn't life threatening, it is very serious. He has two broken vertebrae in his neck and secondary injuries from the surgery and will be in a series of body, back and neck braces for some time. But don't feel that you have to know him to write to him. Sandy has long been a friend and mentor to librarians, LIS students, and activists that he's never met.

Further reading:

Sandy was one of many mentors who encouraged me to become a librarian back when I was an undergraduate. He helped me to see that one could make a difference as a librarian, and that it was such an exciting career.

I will put a card on my door from now until October 1st. If you've been touched by his vision or inspired by his life, I encourage you to sign the card and share your appreciation for all that he's done.

1 Comment(s):

  • Thanks for posting this Drew!

    I hope you get a lot of signatures. If I haven't posted an update by the time you're ready to mail the card, give me a holler and I'll let you know if Sandy's address has changed.

    By Blogger Jenna, at Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:31:00 AM  

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