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Scott Walter

Scott Walter

Dean

Office: Library Addition 2250
University Library,
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive,
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

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

Professional History
  • Dean, University Library, 2020—Present
    University Library, San Diego State University
  • University Librarian & Copyright Officer, 2019—2020
    Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Lecturer, 2003—2020
    School of Information, San José State University
  • University Librarian, 2012—2018
    University Library, DePaul University
  • Associate University Librarian for Services & Associate Dean of Libraries, 2006—2012
    University Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Education
  • Ph.D, Washington State University, 2005
Select Professional Activities
  • Walter, S. (2018). Communicating Value through Strategic Engagement, Library Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-09-2017-0093 [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2011). “Distinctive Signifiers of Excellence”, College & Research Libraries. https://doi.org/10.5860/0720006 [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2008). Learning More About How They Think, College & Undergraduate Libraries [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2008). Librarians as Teachers, College & Research Libraries [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2006). Instructional Improvement, Reference & User Services Quarterly [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2005). Moving Beyond Collections, Reference Services Review [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2003). Instructional Leadership, C&RL News [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2003). Instructional Outreach Across the Curriculum, The Reference Librarian [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (2000). Engelond, Information Technology and Libraries [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Walter, S. (1996). The Flawed Parent, British Journal of Educational Studies [JOURNAL ARTICLE]