Leadership

Executive Director/Fiscal Officer

Jason Kucsma

Jason Kucsma

419.259.5256
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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.

In June 2020, Jason shared an expanded vision for TLCPL in which the Library embraces a substantive, measurable, and honest approach to addressing structural inequity.

Leadership Team

Director of Public Services

Cathy Bartel

419.259.5278
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Director of Communications, Innovation & Strategy

Terri Carroll

419.259.5267
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Director of Operations/Deputy Fiscal Officer

Mike Graybeal

419.259.5309
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Manager of Development

Kathy Selking

419.259.5123
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Manager of External & Governmental Affairs

Rhonda B. Sewell

419.259.5381
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Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development

Board of Trustees

Susan M. Savage

Susan M. Savage
President

Jesus Salas

Jesus Salas
Vice President

Dennis G. Johnson

Dennis G. Johnson
Secretary

Michael P. Dansack, Jr.

Michael P. Dansack, Jr.
Board Member

Keith B.  Jordan Sr.

Keith B. Jordan Sr.
Board Member

Sheila Odesky

Sheila Odesky
Board Member

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George Tucker (1942-2020)

A glance of the labor history timeline on the national AFL-CIO’s website reveals this sage quote in bold letters from one of America’s most prominent abolitionists and social reformers - Frederick Douglass. It reads the following:

“Power concedes nothing without demands”

These words serve as a reminder of the grit and spirit embodied in one great northwest Ohio labor leader and justice advocate – George Tucker.

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2020 Board Meetings

Board Minutes May 28 2020The Toledo Lucas County Board of Trustees generally meet on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meetings are open to the public, in accordance with Ohio's Sunshine Law, and 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.

2020 Board Meetings:
Jan. 23 | Minutes
Feb. 27 | Minutes
March 26 - Cancelled
April 23 | Minutes
May 28 | Minutes
June 25 | Minutes
July 23
Sept. 24
Oct. 22
Nov. 19
Dec. 17

2019 Board Meeting Minutes

2019 Board Meetings
Jan. 24 | Lagrange | 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 | Minutes
Sept. 26 | Main Library | Minutes
Oct. 24 | Main Library | Minutes
Nov. 21 | Main Library | Minutes
Dec. 19 | Main Library | Minutes

2019 Special Board Meetings
Feb. 21 | Special Meeting | Minutes
July 30 | Main Library | Minutes
Aug. 1 | Main Library | Minutes