photo - John Spears. Courtesy photo.
John Spears. Courtesy photo. 

The Pikes Peak Library District board has named the head of the Salt Lake City Public Library as the finalist for its executive director position.

As executive director of the Salt Lake City library system, John Spears oversees 325 employees, seven facilities and an operating budget of $17.9 million, according to the Pikes Peak Library District. He was tabbed as the finalist for the position in Colorado Springs after a local and national search.

The public will have an opportunity to meet Spears at a reception at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 1, in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. in downtown Colorado Springs.

The Pikes Peak Library District includes 14 community libraries, 475 employees and an operating budget of $29 million.

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