Lincoln University recently named Clevell S. Roseboro as Director of Libraries for the Langston Hughes Memorial Library. He assumed the position earlier this month.
Previously, he served as the Dean of Library Services & University Archives at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C. and was the first IMLS Diversity Scholar of Library Science in North Carolina history.
“Neither service nor librarianship is invisibility,” Roseboro said in a statement. “Library relevance relies heavily on concentrated effort and political acuteness. It is my uttermost desire to lead the library staff in a way that will enable us to supersede expectations and strengthen our potency as key stakeholders in sustaining the evolutional growth of Lincoln University.”
A Winston State University alumnus, he also holds a MLS degree from North Carolina Central University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences and will graduate with a Ph.D. in Library Science soon, from Dominican University located in River Forest, IL.
Roseboro has also served as a college budget officer, a professor of International Relations & Diplomacy, an elementary school teacher and a non-commissioned officer of the U.S. Army.
An active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., his professional interests ranged from coaching collegiate academic debate teams, advocating for equal rights opportunities for minority librarians, developing recruitment strategies for minorities in LIS, as well as researching library management and assessment models to better improve library operations and services on HBCU campuses.