Sanford Berman expresses his views on alternative media
and libraries in his interview with UTNE Reader librarian
Chris Dodge. Berman's vision of libraries in our society:
"Libraries represent the sole contemporary American institution with the potential for making
available a wide-ranging, genuinely diverse spectrum of opinions,cultural expressions, and
ideas in an environment that is commercial-free and huckster-free, a commons where
people can gather and select, in an unintimidating atmosphere, whatever interests them,
delights them, or even repels them --- whatever they want to know about."