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About Scott Walter

Dr. Scott Walter is the University Librarian at DePaul University and an adjunct member of the faculty of DePaul’s School of Public Service and of the San Jose State University School of Information. 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, 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 Library & Information Science and the San Jose State University School of Information, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Collections Consortium, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, the 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 The Nettelhorst School (Chicago Public Schools). A member of a number of editorial boards, he is currently serving as Editor of College & Research Libraries, the official, scholarly journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
A complete biographical statement is available upon request.


Present University Librarian, DePaul University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

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

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 (2)