Dean of Library Services
Mabee Learning Center
OBU Box 61309
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804
Paul Roberts joined the OBU staff in 2012 as Dean of Library Services. He currently is pursuing a doctorate in church history from the Theologische Universiteit Kampen voor de Gereformeerde Kerken in The Netherlands.
Roberts served four years as director of patron services for the James P. Boyce Centennial Library at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at the library as reference librarian and systems coordinator and archival assistant.
Roberts was a member of the Quality Enhancement Plan Leadership Team at Southern Seminary as part of the institution’s 2012 accreditation reaffirmation review. He has served as an instructor of the Graduate Research Seminar for the seminary’s Department of Research Doctoral Studies and an instructor of Project Methodology for the seminary’s Department of Professional Doctoral Studies. He has been a guest lecturer in library introduction and English I and II at Boyce College since 2007. For two years, he served as professor of biblical languages, including Greek and Hebrew, at Simmons College of Kentucky.
Roberts has served as preaching pastor in a bi-vocational role at several churches since 1999. He is the author of numerous academic publications and papers, as well as numerous library publications and presentations.
B.A., Central Baptist College
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Reformed Theological Seminary
M.S.L.S, University of Kentucky
Ph.D. candidate, theologische Universiteit Kampen voor de Gereformeerde Kerken in The Netherlands
Member, American Theological Library Association
Member, Association of Christian Librarians
Member, Sixteenth Century Society
Member, Reciprocal Borrowing Committee, Federation of Kentucky Academic Librarians
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Leadership Team