Mike Carpenter has been hired as the new IT Director for Kent District Library and began his new role on November 1. He is responsible for the planning and managing of the Library’s personal computers, network systems, telephone and voice mail system and internet/intranet web pages. Mike will also participate in the development of long-range technology planning which reflects the needs of KDL.
Mike served as a paratrooper in the United States Army for 21 years both in combat and administrative roles. He then worked as a technology consultant in Washington, DC and Grand Rapids. Following those positions, he served as a Strategic Technical Architect with Meijer, as a Systems Engineer with Gordon Food Service, and most recently as a Systems Analyst and Project Manager for BDO, USA, also in Grand Rapids.
“I am excited to be a part of the KDL family. This is a dynamic organization and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities presented by our constantly evolving library technology. I also look forward to working with our library branches and communities,” Mike said.
Please join us in congratulating Mike on his new position!