From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Library Directors in the USA)

Marcellus Turner

Position Title

City Librarian


The Seattle Public Library

Address Line

The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104-1109


(206) 386-4147


As of July 2011, Marcellus Turner has been the Chief Librarian of the Seattle Public Library. He was previously the Executive Director of Jefferson County Public Library in Lakewood, CO, a suburb of Denver, CO. He holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Tennessee. Turner is currently a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association and Black Caucus of the American Library Association. His term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Library Association ended July 2008.

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Marcellus Turner,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 21, 2024,

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