The following is a compilation of some of the resources I have created over the years.
I trust you will find them useful.



Live course (undergraduate)

Online Courses (Graduate level)

Live Course Syllabus (Graduate level)

Rubrics for Live Course (Graduate)

Teaching Manual (Graduate)



For Students:

What is Scholarship?

Google & Wikipedia for Research: What's the problem?

No One Knows for Sure What Information Is Anymore

Information in the Information Age

Information in the academy

Things We Might Believe about University Research

Research Questions: The Good and the Not So Good

Creating Research Questions

Keywords and Subject Headings: Two Ways of Searching

What's the Big Deal about Plagiarism?

Plagiarism: How to Get it Out of your Life

For Instructors:

Student Alienation in the Information age

Our Students Don't Know How to Do Research

Student Research Ability: The Challenges

Pulling down Walls: Developing Students as Skilled Researchers



For Students:

A Model for the Process of Informational Research

Keywords from Research Questions


Organizing Notes for Research

Plagiarism, Eh? How to Recognize it and Get it Out of your Life


For Instructors:

What Students Don't Know about Research

Moving Information Literacy into the Curriculum: The Challenges

Students as Researchers: The Faculty Role

Information Literacy: Problems and Insights

Disciplinary Thinking in Research Processes

Classroom Activities And Assignments



"Can't Get No Respect: Helping Faculty to Understand the Educational Power of Information Literacy.The Reference Librarian 43, no. 89/90 (2005): 63-80. Also published inRelationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians: Do You Really Get More Flies with Honey? Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005, 63-80.

"A One Credit Prerequisite Model for Theological Information Literacy (Models for Information Literacy Panel)." American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings 59 (2005): 160-164.

"Associated Canadian Theological Schools: Building an Online Graduate Information Literacy Course Without a Blueprint." Public Services Quarterly 3 no.3/4 (2007): 19-35.

"What to Do with Wikipedia." Online 32, no. 2 (March-April 2008): 48-50.

"Why Information Literacy is Invisible." Communications in Information Literacy 4, no.2 (2010): 129-141. 

"Student Theological Research as an Invitation." Theological Librarianship 5, no.1 (2012): 30-42.

"The Convenience Factor in Information Seeking." Online Searcher 38, no. 6 (November-December, 2014): 68-70.

"Expertise and Authority in an Age of Crowdsourcing," in Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information. Ed. Troy Swanson; Heather Jagman. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. 

Farrell, Robert and Badke, William. "Situating Information Literacy in the Disciplines: A Practical and Systematic Approach for Librarians." Reference Services Review 43, no.2 (2015): 319-340. 

"The Framework for Information Literacy and Theological Education." Theological Librarianship 8, no. 2 (2015): 4-7.


A Model for Research Assignment Creation in the Context of Inquiry-based Learning

Writing Research Essays - A Guide for Students of All Nations

Guidelines for Development of an Online Information Literacy Course