Leadership

Your Library leaders bring a wealth of experience to their roles.

Director/Fiscal Officer

Jason Kucsma

Jason Kucsma

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Jason Kucsma’s 12 years of leadership in libraries comes after nearly a decade leading a nonprofit independent media organization and publishing an internationally distributed politics and culture magazine. Kucsma is a born-and-raised Ohioan who earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication and master’s degree in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. He earned his master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona before moving to New York City to work with public, academic, school and special libraries at the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Kucsma returned to Ohio in 2015 to assume the role of Deputy Director at Toledo Lucas County Public Library where he has helmed a leadership team in providing world-class library services to the diverse communities of Lucas County. His work in libraries is informed by his dedication to the role public libraries play in building strong communities through equitable access to information and technology — and the expertise librarians bring to help navigate both.

Immediate Past Director (1949 - 2019)

Clyde Scoles

Clyde Scoles



Library champion. Buckeye and Wolverine. Eternally inquisitive.

With over 45 years of experience, Mr. Scoles dedicated his career to championing Ohio libraries. He served as TLCPL Director since 1985 and held previous leadership roles at Columbus Metropolitan and Zanesville libraries, the Ohio Legislative Reference Bureau, the American Library Association, OHIONET Inc., and the Ohio Library Council. Mr. Scoles also served as an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University’s School of Library Science, the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Wayne State University’s School of Information Science. He authored several articles and publications in professional journals and was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Humanitarian Award from Toledo Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He held degrees from both The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. A true lifelong learner, he led TLCPL into the future by continually investing in new technologies and resources which kept the library a relevant and vital institution.

Please join us in remembering the life and legacy of Director Scoles.

Board of Trustees

George R. Tucker

George R. Tucker
President

Susan M. Savage

Susan M. Savage
Vice President

Jesus Salas

Jesus Salas
Secretary

A. Randy Clay

A. Randy Clay
Board Member

Michael P. Dansack, Jr.

Michael P. Dansack, Jr.
Board Member

Dennis G. Johnson

Dennis G. Johnson
Board Member

Sheila Odesky

Sheila Odesky
Board Member

Board Meeting Schedule

The Toledo Lucas County Board of Trustees generally meet on the fourth Thursday of each month. All meetings are open to the public, in accordance with Ohio's Sunshine Law. Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the administrative offices at Main Library, unless otherwise announced. The Board does not meet in August.

2019 Board Meetings
Jan. 24 | Lagrange | Minutes
Feb. 21 | Special Meeting | Minutes
Feb. 28 | Reynolds Corners | Minutes
March 28 | Toledo Heights | Minutes
April 25 | Oregon | Minutes
May 23 | Mott | Minutes
June 27 | Maumee | Minutes
July 25 | King Road
Sept. 26 | Main Library
Oct. 24 | Main Library
Nov. 21 | Main Library
Dec. 19 | Main Library

2018 Minutes
Jan. 25 | Main Library | Minutes
Feb. 22 | Main Library | Minutes
March 22 | Main Library | Minutes
April 26 | Main Library | Minutes
May 24 | Birmingham | Minutes
June 28 | West Toledo | Minutes
July 26 | Main Library | Minutes
Sept. 27 | Birmingham | Minutes
Oct. 25 | Sylvania | Minutes
Nov. 15 | Sanger | Minutes
Dec. 20 | West Toledo | Minutes