Library Associate II at Seattle Public Library
Micah Kehrein is a current MLIS student at the SJSU iSchool and a Library Associate II for the Seattle Public Library. They grew up in a small town where the public library was central to the community and have been passionate about libraries ever since. Kehrein believes that public libraries must explicitly center equity and social justice in order to truly provide access for all. Once they have completed the MLIS program, Kehrein hopes to go back to their roots and practice radical, welcoming librarianship in rural America. In their free time, Kehrein soaks up as much sun as Seattle allows, organizes with Showing Up for Racial Justice, and spends time with the people (and dogs) they care about.