Your Story: Michael Van Putten

“It’s amazing to see an older established organization using a lot of the new media methods really well.”

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Michael Van Putten

A native Kalamazooan, Michael Van Putten grew up visiting the Bookmobile, and he says the Kalamazoo Public Library has always been a part of his life. But now, Michael’s daily work commute to Lansing doesn’t allow him much time to visit the library in person. So he connects electronically.

“In the past, I used the Internet to check on the availability of booksCDs or other resources,” Michael says. “When the new site was launched last year, I realized how much more there is going on. Now I’m aware of different events and activities, like featured authors and lectures.”

Michael is a specialist in Web and new media marketing and knows a good thing when he sees it. “It’s amazing to see an older established organization using a lot of the new media methods really well. Keep it up.”