Libraries May Be The Answer to What Divides Us
Jason Kucsma • TEDxToledo
If you think long enough, most people have a childhood library story, and it is one of the few places that brings everyone together because of its importance in the community. After spending several years as a media activist and working with non profits and publications, such as, Allied Media Projects and Clamor Magazine, Jason moved to Tucson, Arizona, to pursue a Masters in Library Sciences. This degree opened up a whole new world, and Jason began to understand and appreciate the depth and breadth of the work of librarians. He always thought he would work in academic libraries, however, the public library was calling his name. In addition to being a Master Librarian, Jason is also a husband and father to twin toddlers and is passionate about making sure his children are exposed to all types of people and become well rounded individuals. Also, when so many native Toledo residents speak negatively about the city, Jason, hailing from the east suburbs of Cleveland is an advocate. He’s lived from Cleveland, Tucson, and New York City and believes that Toledo is a rare gem of a place with an amazing well kept library system, sprawling metro parks, and an art museum with a massive and diverse collection. You would be hard pressed to find this kind of quality of life that is accessible to everyone anywhere else.