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.
Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Leadership, Information Literacy, Library Assessment, and Scholarly Communications
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|
Scott Walter, M.L.S., Ph.D.
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Book Chapters (2)
Contribution to Book
Improving Instruction: What Librarians can Learn from the Study of ...
Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change: Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, April 7 - 10, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2005)
Provides an introduction to issues related to instructional improvement in academic libraries through a review of related issues from the ...
Peer-Reviewed Articles (3)
Other Articles (7)
Communicating Value Across the University: Library Assessment Across Academic, Student ...
12th International Conference on Performance Management in Libraries: Communicating Value and Leadership: From Strategic to Microassessment (2017)
A recent survey of US library directors has identified concerns in regard to their ability to communicate library contributions to ...