I declare the six weeks or so from now until his birthday on October 6, Sandy Berman appreciation month. (It takes way more than a month to show sufficient appreciation, believe me!) Please participate by sending him cards, flowers, subject heading suggestions, and low fat schnitzel.
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.
Sandy will leave the hospital on Wednesday, September 3. I'll post his next address when I have it.
Sandy is out of the hospital. Send him love at
4400 Morningside Road
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.
If you are fortunate to have met Sandy, you probably agree that in addition to being a library superstar, he is the menschiest person on the planet. His personal warmth and generosity to friends, library school students, activists, etc. are as legendary as his gadfly status at the Library of Congress.
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.