LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University has named Clevell S. Roseboro, II as Director of Libraries for the Langston Hughes Memorial Library.  He will assume the position on August 1.

Previously, he served as the Dean of Library Services & University Archives at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina and was among the first cohort of NCCU/SLIS’s IMLS Diversity Scholars of Library Science in North Carolina history.


“Neither service nor librarianship is invisibility,” said Roseboro.  “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 The Lincoln University.”

A Winston Salem 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.


The Lincoln University, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women.  Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria. 


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