- Ph.D., Brown University, 2002
- M.A., University of Vermont, 1992
- M.L.S., University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1989
- B.A., College at Geneseo, State University of New York, 1988
After earning a Ph.D. in sociology (demography) at Brown University, Dr. Walters conducted research on retirement migration and ethnic variations in household income. More recently, his research has focused on scholarly publishing, academic librarianship, and the sustainability of college library collections. His work has appeared in nearly 30 journals, including those of the American Library Association, the Royal Geographical Society, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the International Cartographic Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Professional ActivitiesSelected Publications
- William H. Walters. E-books in academic libraries: challenges for acquisition and collection management. Portal: Libraries and the Academy 13, 2 (April 2013): 187–211.
- William H. Walters. Patron-driven acquisition and the educational mission of the academic library. Library Resources & Technical Services 56, 3 (July 2012): 199–213.
- William H. Walters. Comparative recall and precision of simple and expert searches in Google Scholar and eight other databases. Portal: Libraries and the Academy 11, 4 (October 2011): 971–1006.
- William H. Walters and Anne C. Linvill. Bibliographic index coverage of open-access journals in six subject areas. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62, 8 (August 2011): 1614–1628.