Hello everyone! LisHost where this site has been hosted
since 2002 is closing. A new home must be found for this site.
Thank you Blake Carver for hosting the Sanfordberman.org site
for 18 years. Anyone have a new host to recommend?
I admit the coding of this site is obsolete, the content and quality is not representative of the volume and radical glory of Sanford Berman's work. Earn your good karma star in the universe! Help me build a website devoted Sandy's work and life that is worthy of him.
Madeline Douglass - email@example.com
Several years ago when a local library school
asked for guest speakers for its students, I recommended Sanford Berman. The condescending response I received was that they wanted speakers that their students might "know" who would inspire librarians of "the future." Berman's work is included in library coursework, his work is discussed on librarian blogs and websites, library media continue to ask for interviews, he continues to receive awards and give speeches.
Yesterday I searched for "Sandy Berman" on Twitter and found many feeds where young persons both librarians and non-librarians were tweeting about Sandy. Many of them had just discovered his work. They said that his work and his life so inspired them.
Sandy Berman and his work are and will always be relevant to librarians and anyone who seeks information and finds it following the guide he and those who have followed his example have given to us.
I started this site in 2002 when the Hennepin County Library System removed Sandy's catalog from their servers and consigned the raw data to the ALA archives at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, where it has been left in prison all these years.
It is time for a jail break!!! If I had the knowledge I would do it without hesitation.
The Berman catalog can be published on the internet for "scholarly and research purposes."
IT IS TIME TO LIBERATE SANDY BERMAN'S CATALOG FROM PRISON NOW!!! While Sandy is still with us.
The Berman Catalog - free for all to download