Paul Roberts

Dean of Library Services
Office Location Mabee Learning Center, 307
Phone (Office) 405.585.4526
OBU Mailbox # 61309


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