Walter Schlect

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Walter Schlect
Job Title
Germanic Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature Subject Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-6869
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Germanic Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature


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.