Library Leadership

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

Library Director

Clyde Scoles

Clyde Scoles

419.259.5256
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Library champion. Buckeye and Wolverine. Eternally inquisitive.

With over 45 years of experience, Mr. Scoles has dedicated his career to championing Ohio libraries. He has served as TLCPL Director since 1985 and in 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 is the author of several articles and publications in professional journals and was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Humanitarian Award from Toledo Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Mr. Scoles holds degrees from both The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. A true lifelong learner, he has led TLCPL into the future by continually investing in new technologies and resources which keep the library a relevant and vital institution.

Library Deputy Director

Jason Kucsma

Jason Kucsma

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Strategy nerd. Library advocate. Father of twins.

Mr. Kucsma brings years of progressive librarianship to TLCPL. His work with public service administrators is focused on providing essential programs and services to our growing community of library customers. Mr. Kucsma led TLCPL in developing its new strategic plan, which will lead the library through 2020. As former Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), he managed a team of informational professionals in the service of more than 250 libraries and helped start Empire State Digital Network, the state’s conduit to the Digital Public Library of America. Mr. Kucsma has a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. He has served on American Library Association’s Digital Content Working Group and the Office of Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee. He and his wife, Megan Plesea, have already instilled a love of reading in their twins, who can often be seen with a library book in hand.

Board of Trustees

A. Randy Clay

A. Randy Clay
President

George R. Tucker

George R. Tucker
Vice President

Susan M. Savage

Susan M. Savage
Secretary

Michael P. Dansack, Jr.

Michael P. Dansack, Jr.
Board Member

Dennis G. Johnson

Dennis G. Johnson
Board Member

Sheila Odesky

Sheila Odesky
Board Member

Jesus Salas

Jesus Salas
Board Member

2017 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, 325 Michigan St., unless otherwise announced.

January 26, Main Library | Minutes 
February 23, Main Library | Minutes  
March 23, Main Library | Minutes  
April 27, Holland Branch | Minutes 
May 25, Heatherdowns Branch  | Minutes 
June 22, South Branch  | Minutes
July 27, Toledo Heights Branch  | Minutes
August, No meeting 
September 28, Kent Branch | Minutes
October 26, Main Library  
November 16, Main Library  (Note - one week early) 
December 21, Main Library  (Note - one week early)