English alumna works for 'open, safe and free' libraries
English department alumna, Katie Alphenaar, '15, was recently featured in an Mlive article about banned book month. Katie is the head of reference and information at the Loutit District Library in Grand Haven. As libraries have become battlegrounds over content, Alphenaar has been working in her capacity to ensure theres something for everyone. “While there is something in every library that will offend someone, everyone will find something that will offend them, that’s OK because we also want to ensure there’s something in every library that will be your ‘just right’ book, your ‘just right’ magazine, we have an audiobook for you and that you can really find this open, safe and free third space in your community,” Alphenaar says.
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