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Mark Bard Update

As previously reported in the District Dispatch, on Monday, October 1, the ALA Washington Office’s Mark Bard was seriously injured when struck by a drunk driver near his home.

As an update on Mark’s condition, Mark remains unconscious but stabilized. He is out of the hospital and currently at the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia, for long term care. The full extent of Mark’s recovery is still unknown, unfortunately, largely due to the severity of the brain injury. However, he exhibits some movement and opens his eyes infrequently. We have no further information as this time, but OITP will continue to share updates on Mark’s condition as they become available. Thank you for continuing to visit the blog and leave your comments.

UPDATE – 7/9/2008: Mark remains unconscious but stable.

Mark Bard
Mark Bard, at the Future of Technology and Libraries meeting, May 2007
Anyone wishing to send cards or get well-wishes to Mark is asked to send them in care of:

Kathy Mitchell, Project Coordinator, OITP
American Library Association
1615 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

One Comment

  1. Don Wood Don Wood

    Mark, I’m getting ready for Midwinter but I wanted to say hello before it gets really hectic! (As if it’s not already!!) Anyway, I was just thinking about you and wish you were going to be in Philadelphia. I miss talking with you a lot. Don

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