We don't allow eating in the library at Holy Names High School.
I've gone back and forth about this, but I really don't think it is
possible for the students to eat and do work at the same time! I think they
eat a little, work a little, eat a little, etc. Instead of doing two things
off and on, why not just do one and then the other. I will usually tell
students who are eating to go eat elsewhere and then come back in and
finish their work. The result is that they actually get a few minutes to
eat, and then can focus on their work.
I try to never be negative about it, and instead focus on the fact that the
library asks so little of them otherwise, and that they are helping me,
which I appreciate.
If they complain I usually suggest that they work with me to plan a library
event that involves eating:)
On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:13 PM, Catherine Sullivan <
Eating in our high school library happened organically :) only a few
months ago, the result of sheer fatigue of asking students to leave the
library with their food. Overall, I think students need a place to work
and eat during lunch. We are now grappling with effective ways of teaching
students to clean up after themselves and to be thoughtful of their
neighbor(s). Maybe no fish, for example.
On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Derek Anderson <danderson@xxxxxx> wrote:
We currently allow snacks that don’t need utensils and drinks, but not
1600 Mission Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
On May 22, 2018, at 12:14 PM, Lisa Newton <newton.lisam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I always allowed faculty to eat. They are adults and should be treated
as such. Faculty events were held on occasion in our library that included
food and that was fine. We never had problems with adults making messes.
We generally did not allow students to eat, but made exceptions for special
things from time to time.
On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 10:47 AM, Alice Franco <afranco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On occasion, for instance, when they are holding a lunch meeting in the
Library. But first I lecture them on cleaning up! Water is OK.
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*Subject:* [baisl] Question for high school librarians - on food in
Dear high school librarian colleagues,
Quick question: *do you allow students and faculty to eat lunch in
your high school library?*
Mary Anne McGill
Librarian / Literary Magazine Advisor
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