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Jason Kucsma named Toledo Library Director

Posted 4 months ago by Library News

At a special session of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Board of Directors on Aug. 1, 2019, Board President George Tucker announced that acting director Jason Kucsma has been selected for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Director position.

The Board worked with Bradbury Miller Associates to conduct a national search after the unexpected loss of longtime Director Clyde Scoles in Feb. 2019.

Jason Kucsma has been serving as Acting Director/Fiscal Officer at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library since Feb. 2019. Kucsma’s twelve years of leadership in libraries comes after nearly a decade leading a non-profit independent media organization and publishing an internationally distributed politics and culture magazine. He 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.

The appointment is effective immediately.