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ALA Forum featuring John Spears
Sponsor: ALA Councilor

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 11:00-12:30 pm
Location: Salon N

Session Description: 
LLAMA president and Director of the Pikes Peak Library District, John speaks on issues related to serving diverse populations.

Speaker: 
John SpearsJohn Spears has been Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) since early 2016.  He has nearly 20 years of experience working in urban, suburban, and rural libraries, and prior to coming to PPLD he served as Director of libraries in Salt Lake City (UT), Naperville (IL), and Joliet (IL).  John is the President of the Library Leadership and Management Association and is active in the Public Library Association as a contributing editor to Public Libraries and co-author of “Forward Thinking,” a column that explores trends in public librarianship. In addition to his work in the library profession, John is passionate about serving those experiencing homelessness and the arts, serving on the Governing Board of the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care and the Boards of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs.

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