Maker educator Jeff Newhook (left) worked with children including 10-year-old Jay Wachira at a Science City summer camp Thursday, at Union Station. As the “maker movement” becomes more popular in area schools, librarians are worried they will be phased out in favor of “innovation specialists” and less emphasis on reading.
Maker educator Jeff Newhook (left) worked with children including 10-year-old Jay Wachira at a Science City summer camp Thursday, at Union Station. As the “maker movement” becomes more popular in area schools, librarians are worried they will be phased out in favor of “innovation specialists” and less emphasis on reading. Allison Long along@kcstar.com
Maker educator Jeff Newhook (left) worked with children including 10-year-old Jay Wachira at a Science City summer camp Thursday, at Union Station. As the “maker movement” becomes more popular in area schools, librarians are worried they will be phased out in favor of “innovation specialists” and less emphasis on reading. Allison Long along@kcstar.com

School libraries shift toward innovation areas, but librarians fear for what’s lost

June 24, 2016 02:29 PM