Walter Schlect

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Walter Schlect
Job Title
Germanic Languages & Literatures; Comparative Literature; Linguistics (Interim); Romance Languages & Literatures (Interim) Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 9355-6869


Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, Linguistics (Interim), Romance Languages and Literatures (Interim)


Walter joined the Washington University Libraries in October 2019. Before moving to St. Louis, he held positions at a number of libraries in New York City including the Goethe-Institut New York, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the Morgan Library & Museum. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in German from Washington State University in 2010 and a dual master’s degree in library and information science and art history from Pratt Institute in 2015.

Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments

  • Current convener of the Germanists Discussion Group of the European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Editor of the Annual Bibliography of the Mike Lützeler Contemporary German Literature Collection.
  • Co-organizer of the International Writers Series.