*Some of the bibliographic information on this page is from:
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sandy Berman
but Were Afraid to Ask.
Edited by Chris Dodge and Jan DeSirey
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1995.
Biographical sketch (in the ALA yearbook of library and information services v 15,
1990 American Library Association p. 71)
E.J. and me: twenty years of correspondence and agitation.
(in E. J. Josey. Scarecrow press 1992 p. 53-88)
Israeli censorship, Palestinian rights, and antisemitism.
(In Alternative library literature, 1990/91. McFarland & Co. 1992. p. 82-3)
"A teachable moment." MSRRT (Minnesota Social Responsibilities Round Table)
quincentennial panelists. (In Alternative Library Literature, 1990/91.
McFarland & Co. p. 214-15)
Things are seldom what they seem: Finding multicultural materials in library
[LC vs Hennepin County Library Cataloging: revised version of an article in
Indigenous Thought June '91]
(in Alternative Library Literature, 1990/91.) McFarland & Co. 1992 p. 132-6).
Editor, Alternative Library Literature. 1990/91
Cataloging in the 1990s : Sanford Berman's challenge to LC [at
November 24th cataloging forum].
Library of Congress Information Bulletin v52 p. 86 February 22, 1993.
New subject headings of interest to women.
Wilson Library Journal
v. 15 p. 8 Wint '92-93
v. 16 p 13+ Spring 1993
v. 16 p 12 Summer 1993
v.16 p16-17 Fall 1993
v. 16 p 14-17 Winter '93-94
Catalogers petition for new subject headings [to eliminate outdated or biased
terminology] School Library Journal v 41 p. 17-18 May 1995.
Everything you always wanted to know about Sandy Berman but were afraid to
ask; edited by Chris Dodge and Jan DeSirey; with a foreward by Bill Katz
McFarland & Co. 1995 179 p. il
Sing a song of green cards [at Hennepin County Library; bibliographical essay;
remarks at the customers by Dynix, Inc. Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota,
April 1996] Technicalities v 16 p 1 + Jl/Au '96
"Cataloging Tools and 'Copy': The Myth of Acceptability --- a Public Librarian's
Viewpoint." Cataloging Heresy: Challenging the Standard Bibliographic
Product. Learned Information, 1992. p. 31-36
(Audio cassette), American Library Association, 1992. Recording of a
program at the 111th annual conference of the American Library Association
held June 25-July 2, 1992, in San Francisco.
"Don't Look for Oil in the Catalog: Tips to Library Users from the Inside."
Northern Sun News, Winter 1990/91, pp. 3, 13.
Aimed at general readers, this editorial is intended not only to make library users "more
cautious and critical" about subject access in library catalogs, but also "upset enough to
...demand...that libraries employ more accurate and easy-to-find terminology." Also
included is material on getting libraries to "stock more than just 'mainstream,' orthodox,
officially-sanctioned books, periodicals, and AV items."
"Eliminate Fines and Fees." Public Image, June 1991, pp. 5-6.
"Fees, Fines and Poor People: Guest Editorial." WLW Journal, Spring 1991,
"Foreword," in Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt, Gay and Lesbian Library Service,
McFarland, 1990, pp. xv-xx.
Features examples of Berman's action-oriented correspondence, including a letter to
the publisher of a book promoting "thoroughly disgusting and ultimately harmful
assertions about AIDS and gay men," as well as a petition urging that the Library of
Congress "abandon the subject heading GAYS ...[and] institute a 'see' reference from
GAYS to GAY MEN and LESBIANS," and establish such new descriptors as GAY and
LESBIAN RIGHTS, GAY PERIODICALS, and LESBIAN FEMINISM.
"Foreward," in Ken Wachsberger, Voices from the Underground, Volume 2: A
Directory of Sources and Resources on the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Mica
Press, 1993, pp. x-xii.
Autobiographical account of how "even in the middle of Africa" the underground press
"functioned as a context, as a moral and political inspiration, for my own thoughts and
"Foreword," in Randall W. Scott, Comics Librarianship: A Handbook, McFarland,
1990, p. 1-4. Includes case studies in cataloging a graphic novel and a collection of
comic strips, intended "to reinforce ...Scott's contentions: that comics are both worth
getting and worth treating right"
"The 'Fucking' Truth About Library Catalogs." Progressive Librarian, Summer 1992
. p. 19-25.
Material about sex is not easily found in the typical library catalog, says Berman, who
lists common terms not "sanctified" by the Library of Congress and makes practical
suggestions for enhanced access.
"Hot Stuff: Getting Sex in the Library." Collection Building, v. 13 no. 1
(1993). p. 45-47.
"Why do most librarians experience no particular qualms about stocking Mein Kampf,
but panic at the prospect of buying and circulating pictures of unabashed nudity and
active, unapologetic sex?" Includes material on libraries' treatment of Madonna's Sex.
"Jackie Urbanovic" (Video). Hennepin County Library, 1992. 30 minutes.
Berman interviews the Minnesota artist /cartoonist who has contributed
illustrations (including cover graphics) to several editions of Alternative
"John Yewell, Jan DeSirey, Chris Dodge" (Video). Hennepin County Library,
1992. 30 minutes. A discussion between Berman and the co-editors of
Confronting Columbus (McFarland 1992), an anthology of essays related
to the Columbus Quincentennial (a book he suggested).
"Library Workers Do More to Help the Poor and Homeless." Collective Voice
[Minneapolis], March/April 1992, p. 39.
Guest editor, MLA Newsletter, October 1992. Includes Berman commentary on
"What the candidates won't be talking about" and proposed national health
Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: What Libraries Say The Do But Frequently Don't
a talk by Sanford Berman, April 17, 1997, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
School of Library and Information Science.