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University Librarian, DePaul University
Scott Walter joined DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois, USA) in 2012 as University Librarian after more than a decade of senior leadership experience at large research university libraries, including the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he served as Associate University Librarian for Services and Associate Dean of Libraries (2006–12), and the University of Kansas, where he served as Assistant Dean of Libraries for Information and Instructional Services (2004–06).
Dr. Walter has served in a number of leadership positions in the Association of College and Research Libraries and the American Educational Research Association, and recently concluded a term as Councilor-at-Large of the American Library Association (2013–16). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) (2013–16), Catholic Research Resources Alliance (2013–16), and Library Publishing Coalition (2014–16), and is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Chicago Collections.
A widely published author and speaker on issues such as academic library services, library leadership, and scholarly publishing, Dr. Walter is the former editor of College & Research Libraries and is actively engaged in LIS education, including as a member of the adjunct faculty of the San Jose State University School of Information and the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Walter holds an M.S. in History and Philosophy of Education and an M.L.S. from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University.