Your Library leaders bring a wealth of experience to their roles.
Immediate Past Director (1949 - 2019)
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.
Library Deputy Director
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
George R. Tucker
Susan M. Savage
Michael P. Dansack, Jr.
Dennis G. Johnson
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
Feb. 28 | Reynolds Corners
March 28 | Toledo Heights
April 25 | Oregon
May 23 | Mott
June 27 | Maumee
July 25 | King Road
Sept. 26 | Locke
Oct. 24 | Waterville
Nov. 21 | Point Place
Dec. 19 | Main Library
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