For the University of Kansas, Scott serves as assistant dean of libraries for information and instructional services and visiting assistant professor of teaching and leadership. After receiving his MLS and MS from Indiana University, Scott received his PhD from Washington State University where he also served as head of the George B. Brain Education Library, interim head of library instruction, and interim assistant director for public services and outreach. Scott's writings have appeared in journals including Reference Services Review, Information Technology & Libraries, The Reference Librarian, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, and the British Journal of Educational Studies, and in edited volumes including Hoosier Schools Past & Present (1998) and A Guide to the Management of Curriculum Materials Centers for the 21st Century (2001). Scott is editing special issues of the journals Research Strategies and Public Services Quarterly for publication in 2006 and 2007.
- Fyffe, R., & Walter, S. (2005). The digital difference: Responsible conduct of research in a networked world. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas Graduate School.
- Johnson, C. M., McCord, S. K., & Walter, S. (2003). Instructional outreach across the curriculum: Enhancing the liaison role at a research university. The Reference Librarian, 82, 19-37.
- Shinew, D. M., & Walter, S. (Eds.). (2003). Information literacy instruction for educators: Professional knowledge for an information age [Special issue]. Behavioral & Social SciencesLibrarian.
- Walter, S. (2005). Moving beyond collections: Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers. Reference Services Review, 33 (4), 438-458.