KDL Welcomes New IT Director

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!

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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4 Responses to “KDL Welcomes New IT Director”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Congratulations, Mike! How exciting!!

  2. Kelli DeYoung Says:

    I just moved back home after living in Tennessee for 3 years. As a kid, I lived at the Kentwood public library all summer. Now I can introduce my 8 year old son to all the classics I learned to love. Kelli D

  3. Louis J. Says:

    Congats! I’m a library regular, so if you ever stop by the Wyoming branch during the summer or on weekends, you might see me either volunteering or playing on the computer.

  4. Katherine Gregg Says:


    Congrats on the new job. Technology is so important in the library world today. Your background sounds interesting. Have fun!