Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

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In a recent story, The Kansas City Star reported that the Shawnee Mission School District hired a handful of innovation specialists to run grade-school libraries next year. One of the reasons behind hiring an innovation specialist in a school library is that a district can fill two jobs for the price of one. Innovation specialists can both helm the school library and integrate “makerspaces” or innovation spaces, places where kids can use technology to create and invent.