Toledo Library Director Announces Retirement

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by: Kelsey Cogan | Category: Community Interest


At the Jan. 24 Toledo Lucas County Public Library Board of Directors meeting, longtime Director Clyde Scoles announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2019. With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Scoles has dedicated his career to championing Ohio libraries. He has served as Toledo Lucas County Public Library (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. An enthusiastic 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. After an executive session, the Library Board of Directors announced that the Personnel Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will determine the next steps for a succession plan.

Press Release Contact Name: Kelsey Cogan
Press Release Contact Email: Kelsey.cogan@toledolibrary.org
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Organization Name: Toledo Lucas County Public Library