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Plants in libraries
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Our library is a light bright attractive facility; we have a number of indoor plants to liven up the environment. I have recently appointed a new staff member who wants to get rid of the plants.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anita L. Vance Dec 8, 2010.

 

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"Greetings Catherine, I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school…"
Jan 26, 2012
Anita L. Vance replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"Your plants are contributing to the greening of your atmosphere. They also have a calming effect on the patrons who enter, helping to soothe frazzled nerves by bringing some memory of peaceful outdoors to mind. The malls, hospitals and other large…"
Dec 8, 2010
Stephanie Paul replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"I'm with you Paula. I can't imagine any reason to eliminate the plants. I have a few in my middle school library and my Assistant Principal cheered for them when I first brought them in. I will bring my latest spider babies to join the…"
Nov 28, 2010
Paula Byrne replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"Keep the plants. They give off oxygen which improves air quality. I cannot help but think; "Instead of getting rid of the plants, get rid of the new staff member". Isn't there an option to review and fire those who do not work out? A…"
Nov 27, 2010
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Nov 14, 2010
Catherine Lee replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"Oh no! Fake plants I would get rid of them if possible -- it's difficult when senior management likes them!"
Nov 11, 2010
Jessica Hinman replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"I can't believe someone wants to get of real plants! In our elementary library we have a huge collection of fake plants that our principal loves and won't let us get rid of, even though they're 12 years old, dusty, and falling apart!"
Nov 11, 2010
Catherine Lee replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"Perfect! Thanks for reminding me. They are all air purifying plants -- peace lillies & ficus!"
Nov 10, 2010
Jennifer Arnott replied to Catherine Lee's discussion Plants in libraries
"Has the new staff member explained why he/she would like to get rid of them? (Allergies, maybe?) Do they make it hard to get to parts of the collection? Are they well maintained? Barring some specific reason, I'd look at things like indoor air…"
Nov 9, 2010
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Plants in libraries

Our library is a light bright attractive facility; we have a number of indoor plants to liven up the environment. I have recently appointed a new staff member who wants to get rid of the plants. Anyone have any arguments I can use to advocate that we retain them please?
Nov 8, 2010
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At 5:09am on January 26, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Catherine,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

 
 
 

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