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About Scott Walter

Dr. Scott Walter is University Librarian at DePaul University and an adjunct member of the faculty of the San Jose State University School of Information and the Dominican University School of Information Studies. He has served on the faculty of Washington State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he held the rank of Professor of Library Administration and Library & Information Science. He has authored or edited more than 25 articles, book chapters, and monographs, and regularly presents at local, state, national, and international conferences. He has served in leadership positions in the Association of College & Research Libraries and the American Educational Research Association, including as Editor-in-Chief of the ACRL journal of record, College & Research Libraries, and was recognized in 2012 with the ACRL “Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian” Award.

Dr. Walter is currently serving as a member of the advisory boards of the Dominican University Graduate School of Information Studies, San Jose State University School of Information, and Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Collections, and served previously on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, and the Library Publishing Coalition. Dr. Walter is also an elected member of the Local School Council for Walter Payton College Prep High School, and previously served in a similar position for The Nettelhorst School (both Chicago Public Schools).

More information is available here. A complete biographical statement is available upon request.


Present University Librarian, DePaul University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • ACRL Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian
  • CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellow
  • ARL Research Libraries Leadership Fellow
  • UCLA Senior Fellow


2003 - 2005 PhD, Washington State University ‐ College of Education
1997 - 1998 MLS, Indiana University Bloomington ‐ School of Informatics and Computing
1991 - 1993 M.S., American University ‐ School of Education
1988 - 1990 M.A., Georgetown University

Contact Information

Scott Walter, M.L.S., Ph.D.
University Librarian
DePaul University
2350 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-3210
773.325.8023 (v) | 773.325.7869 (f)


Books (4)

Book Chapters (2)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (3)

Keynotes (4)

Presentations (3)