William Badke is Associate Librarian at Trinity Western University with primary responsibility for information resources and research training at Associated Canadian Theological Schools.

Besides his textbook, Research Strategies: Finding your way through the Information Fog (7th edition, 2021), he is also the author of a book on academic success for international students, a book on the environment, four novels and a book-length guide to the meaning of everything.

His book, Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers, is available in 2nd edition (En Route Books and Media, 2021).

For the past three decades, he has been actively involved in training both undergraduates and graduate students in the delights of research.

Contact him at badke@twu.ca View William Badke's profile on LinkedIn


William Badke
Trinity Western University/Associated Canadian Theological Schools
22500 University Drive,
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1


Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) - University of British Columbia, 1985
Master of Theology (M.Th.) - Northwest Baptist Seminary, 1977
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) - Northwest Baptist Seminary, 1975
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - University of British Columbia, 1971

Positions Held

2000-Present Associate Librarian, Trinity Western University for Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Information Literacy

1988-1999 Librarian and Associate Professor, Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist College

1985-1988 Librarian and Associate Professor, Northwest Baptist Seminary

1982-1985 Librarian, Assistant Professor, Northwest Baptist College/Northwest Baptist Seminary

1979-1981 Instructor, Qua Iboe Church Bible College, Abak, Nigeria



1. Non-Fiction Books

The Survivor's Guide to Library Research. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990.

Project Earth: Preserving the World God Created. Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1991.

Research Strategies: Finding your way through the Information Fog. 7th ed. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.com, 2021.

Beyond the Answer Sheet: Academic Success for International Students. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.com, 2003

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Meaning of Everything. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2005.

Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers, 2nd ed. En Route Books and Media, 2021.

The Research Guide to the New Testament: A Student's Guide for the Academic Study of the New Testament Writings. Stone Face Press, 2017.

The Research Guide to the Old Testament: A Student's Guide for the Academic Study of the Old Testament Writings. Stone Face Press, 2017.

2. Novels

The Search. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1995; Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press, 1999.

Saluso’s Game. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1996; Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press, June 2000.

Avenger. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1997; Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2000.

Storm - A Scott Horsley Mystery, Amazon Kindle, 2011.

3. Academic Articles

"Varieties of the Biblical Commentary: A Guide to Form and Function.The Christian Librarian 30 (February 1987): 31-35.

"Book Budget Allocation in the Small College Library." The Christian Librarian 30 (May 1987): 62-65.

"Baptised into Moses - Baptised into Christ: A Study in Doctrinal Development." The Evangelical Quarterly 60 (January 1988): 23-29.

"Was Jesus a Disciple of John?" The Evangelical Quarterly 62 (July 1990): 195-204.

"The Uneasy Conscience of the Christian College Librarian." The Christian Librarian 33 (August 1990): 107-109.

"An Approach to a Tradition-Hermeneutic." Northwest Evangelical Baptist Journal 1 (February 1991): 1-5.

"The Biblical Basis for Team Ministry." Northwest Evangelical Baptist Journal 1 (November 1991): 1-5.

Twiest, David A., and Badke, William B. "Library Consortium: An Experiment in Cooperation." The Christian Librarian 35 (May 1992): 64-67, 80.

"Questia.com: Implications of the New McLibrary." Internet Reference Services Quarterly 5:3 (2001): 61-71.

"International Students: Information Literacy or Academic Literacy?Academic Exchange Quarterly 6, no. 4 (Winter 2002): 60-65

"All We Need is a Fast Horse: Riding Info Lit into the Academy," in Musings, Meanderings, and Monsters, Too: Essays on Academic Librarianship. Ed. Martin Raish. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003, 75-88.

"From Custodian to Navigator: The Amazing Heroic Journey of the New Information Specialist," in Musings, Meanderings, and Monsters, Too: Essays on Academic Librarianship. Ed. Martin Raish. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003, 124-136.

"First the Gospel: FEBBC/Y," in A Glorious Fellowship of Churches: Celebrating the History of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada, 1953-2003, ed. Michael A.G. Haykin and Robert B. Lockey. Guelph, ON: Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada, 2003, 205-230, 279-281.

"Not your one-shot deal: instructional design for credit information literacy courses." American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings 57 (2003): 8-18.

"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 in Relationships 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.

Graduate online information literacy : the ACTS experience : Associated Canadian Theological Schools,” in Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online, ed. Alice Daugherty; Michael F Russo, 3-12. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008.

"A Rationale for Information Literacy as a Credit- Bearing Discipline." Journal of Information Literacy (UK), 2 no.1 (August 2008).

"Stepping Beyond Wikipedia." Educational Leadership 66, no.6 (March 2009): 54-58. Republished in Challenging the Whole Child: Reflections on Best Practices in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership. Ed. Marge Scherer, 119-129. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2009.

"Lots of Technology, But We're Missing the Point." eCampus News, June, 2010.

“Using a Strategic Approach to Build Coherence and Relevance in Credit Information Literacy Courses.” In Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses, ed. Christopher V. Hollister, 147-159. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010.

"Why Information Literacy is Invisible." Communications in Information Literacy 4, no.2 (2010): 129-141. Republished in Information and Data Literacy: The Role of the Library, ed. Joyce Hagen-McIntosh, 137-153. Oakville, ON ; Waretown, NJ : Apple Academic Press, 2016.

"Pray, Work, Study, Log On: Can Libraries be a Common Ground in Online Theological Education? (Teaching and Learning Interest Group). Part One--Online Information Training in Theological Education." Summary of Proceedings. Sixty-fourth Annual Conference of the American Library Association, Louisville, KY, June 16-10, 2010. Chicago: American Theological Library Association, 2010, 54-56.

“Addressing Deeper Issues of Information Literacy in Graduate International Students: A Korean Student Case Study,” in International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success. Ed. Pamela A.Jackson; Patrick Sullivan, 165-183. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2011.

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

"Mythbusting: Seven Google Myths that Complicate Our Lives." Online Searcher 38, no. 3 (May-June, 2014): 23-26.

"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, 191-215. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. Full Text of Book

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. [Draft of final submitted manuscript.]

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

"William Badke." In Global Perspectives on Information Literacy: Fostering a Dialogue for International Understanding. Ed. Association of College and Research Libraries. Working Group on Global Perspectives for Information Literacy, Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee, 22-28Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017.

"Fake News, Confirmation Bias, the Search for Truth, and the Theology Student." Theological Librarianship 11, no. 2 (October 2018): 4-7.

"Reading to Write: Using Disciplinary Expertise and Source Reading with the ACRL Framework to Enhance the Conceptual Depth of Writing Students." In Information Literacy and Writing Studies, vol. 2, Upper-Level and Graduate Courses. (Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks). Ed. Grace Veach, 135-146. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2019.

Doing Research in the Context of MinistryNorthwest Institute For Ministry Education Research, 2019: 1-12 .

"Framing Information Literacy within the Disciplines of Theological Education." In Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory and Praxis. Ed. Bobby L. Smiley, 59-82. Chicago: Atla Press, 2019.

"Stepping Outside our Bubble: The Media and Information Literacy Alliance." Online Searcher, 46, no.6 (2022): 23-26. Online version

4. InfoLit Land Column (Online Searcher Magazine)

"A Champion of Information Literacy." Online 31, no. 3 (May-June 2007): 50-52. [PDF]

"Blind Co-Browsing, Teachable Moments, and the Power of Gaming." Online 31, no. 4 (July-August 2007): 43-45.

"Give Plagiarism the Weight it Deserves." Online 31, no. 5 (September-October 2007): 58-60.

"Training Plagiarism Detectives: The Law and Order Approach." Online 31, no. 6 (November-December 2007): 50-52.

"If Everything is Miscellaneous..." Online 32, no. 1 (January-February 2008): 48-50.

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

"Information Literacy and Faculty." Online 32, no. 3 (May-June 2008): 47-49.

"Information Literacy Meets Adult Learners." Online 32, no. 4 (July-August 2008): 48-50.

"EBSCOhost 2.0: How EBSCO Is Changing My Mind, Sort Of." Online 32, no. 5 (September-October 2008): 48-50.

"Ten Reasons to Teach Information Literacy for Credit." Online 32, no. 6 (November-December 2008): 47-49.

"Professors and Personal Information Literacy." Online 33, no. 1 (January-February 2009): 47-49.

"Ramping Up the One-Shot." Online 33, no. 2 (March-April 2009): 47-49.

“Google Scholar and the Researcher.” Online 33, no. 3 (May-June 2009): 47-49.

"How We Failed the Net Generation." Online 33, no. 4 (July-August 2009): 47-49.

"Media, ICT and the Researcher." Online 33, no. 5 (September-October 2009): 47-49.

"The Great Research Disaster." Online 33, no. 6 (November-December 2009): 48-50.

"Foundations of Information Literacy: Learning from Paul Zurkowski." Online 34, no. 1 (January-February, 2010): 48-50.

"Content, Content Everywhere." Online 34, no. 2 (March-April, 2010): 52-54.

"Getting Past Resistance." Online 34, no. 3 (May-June, 2010): 51-53.

"Information as Tool, not destination." Online 34, no. 4 (July-August, 2010): 52-54.

"Information Overload? Maybe Not." Online 34, no. 5 (September-October, 2010): 52-54.

"How Stupid is Google Making Us?" Online 34, no. 6 (November-December, 2010): 51-53.

"Multicultural Infolit." Online 35, no. 1 (January-February, 2011): 51-53.

"Remedial Information Literacy?" Online 35, no. 2 (March-April, 2011): 51-53.

"The Treachery of Keywords." Online 35, no. 3 (May-June, 2011): 51-53.

"Tagging your Research Results." Online 35, no. 4 (July-August, 2011): 51-53.

"Losing Authority." Online 35, no. 5 (September-October, 2011): 51-53.

"Bells and Whistles." Online 35, no. 6 (November-December, 2011): 50-52.

"Personalization and Information Literacy." Online 36, no. 1 (January-February, 2012): 47-49.

"What Students Should Know." Online 36, no. 2 (March-April, 2012): 47-49.

"Big Search, Big Data." Online 36, no. 3 (May-June, 2012): 47-49.

"Rumor, Fear, and Conspiracies." Online 36, no. 4 (July-August, 2012): 48-50.

"When Everything is a Website." Online 36, no. 4 (September-October, 2012): 48-50.

"Save the Subject Heading." Online 36, no. 6 (November-December 2012): 48-50.

"The Path of Least Resistance." Online Searcher 37, no. 1 (January-February 2013): 65-67.

"Teaching Information Cultures." Online Searcher 37, no. 2 (March-April 2013): 68-70.

"Teaching Research Processes for the Long Haul." Online Searcher 37, no. 3 (May-June 2013): 68-70.

"Making Connections." Online Searcher 37, no. 4 (July-August 2013): 64-66.

"Coming Back to Google Scholar." Online Searcher 37, no. 5 (September-October 2013): 65-67.

"Pushing a Big Rock Up a Hill All Day: Promoting Information Literacy Skills." Online Searcher 37, no. 6 (November-December 2013): 65-67.

"Information Literacy and GPA." Online Searcher 38, no. 1 (January-February, 2014): 68-71.

"When Everything is Down." Online Searcher 38, no. 2 (March-April, 2014): 68-70.

"Those Baffling Assignments." Online Searcher 38, no. 3 (May-June, 2014): 71-73.

"Who Owns Information Literacy?" Online Searcher 38, no. 4 (July-August, 2014): 68-70.

"Knowledge is a River." Online Searcher 38, no. 5 (September-October, 2014): 68-70.

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

"Research is a Narrative." Online Searcher 39, no. 1 (January-February, 2015): 68-70.

"Whatever Happened to Browse?" Online Searcher 39, no. 2 (March-April, 2015): 71-73.

"Ten Things We Really should Teach about Search." Online Searcher 39, no. 43 (May-June, 2015): 71-73.

"The Effect of Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Information Literacy," Online Searcher 39, no. 4 (July-August, 2015): 71-73.

"What We Have Here Is a Failure to Teach." Online Searcher 39, no. 5 (September-October, 2015): 71-73.

"Teaching Research Skills: Precise, Linear Path or Messy Jungle Running?" Online Searcher 39, no. 6 (November-December, 2015): 71-73.

"Stressing Out about the Framework." Online Searcher 40, no. 1 (January-February, 2016): 71-73.

"Evidence and the Doubter." Online Searcher 40, no. 2 (March-April, 2016): 71-73. 

"Playing with Search Platforms." Online Searcher 40, no. 3 (May-June, 2016): 60-62.

"A Letter from a Librarian to Professors Everywhere." Online Searcher 40, no. 4 (July-August, 2016): 63-65.

"How Young Freshmen See Reference Sources." Online Searcher 40, no. 5 (September-October, 2016): 63-65.

"Getting to the Point in Research." Online Searcher 40, no. 6 (November-December, 2016): 63-6

"What I Still Don't Understand about Information Literacy." Online Searcher 41, no. 1 (January-February, 2017): 66-68.

"Sci-Hub and the Researcher." Online Searcher 41, no. 2 (March-April, 2017): 56-58.

"The Literature Review in a Digital Age." Online Searcher 41, no. 3 (May-June, 2017): 57-59.

"Post-Truth, False News, and Information Literacy." Online Searcher 41, no. 4 (July-August, 2017): 57-59.

"The Benefits and Pitfalls of Text-Match Searching." Online Searcher 41, no. 5 (September-October, 2017): 57-59.

"The Authority Crisis, Trust, and Information Literacy." Online Searcher 41, no. 6 (November-December, 2017): 57-59.

"Search Tips from a Seasoned Searcher.Online Searcher 42, no. 1 (January-February, 2018): 59-61.

"Scholar Outliers and the State of Scholarship." Online Searcher 42, no. 2 (March-April, 2018): 57-59.

"Information Literacy in a Teaching Hospital." Online Searcher 42, no. 3 (May-June, 2018): 57-59.

"The Dimensions Database: A Revolution in Academic Information Tools?" Online Searcher 42, no. 4 (July-August, 2018): 52-54.

"I Did the Search, Now What?" Online Searcher 42, no. 5 (September-October, 2018): 60-62.

"The Learning Commons: Challenges and Opportunities for Information Literacy." Online Searcher 42, no. 6 (November-December, 2018): 60-62.

"Ten Considerations for Inquiry-based Learning." Online Searcher 43, no. 1 (January-February, 2019): 55-57.

"What is Good Evidence?" Online Searcher 43, no. 2 (March-April, 2019): 55-57.

"The Horizon Report and Information Literacy." Online Searcher 43, no. 3 (May-June, 2019): 55-57.

"Open Access and the Developing Researcher." Online Searcher 43, no. 4 (July-August, 2019): 55-57.

"Metaliteracy, the Framework, and All Those Other Statements." Online Searcher 43, no. 5 (September-October, 2019): 55-57.

 “On the Future of Academic Libraries--One More Take.” Online Searcher 43, no. 6 (November 2019): 51–53.

"Is It Time for a Universal Academic Search Engine?" Online Searcher 44, no. 1 (January-February, 2020): 51-53.

 "Working on Information Literacy Concepts." Online Searcher 44, no. 2 (March-April, 2020): 49-51.

"How I (Try to) Teach the Framework."  Online Searcher 44, no. 3 (May-June, 2020): 35-37.

 "Evidence and the Search for Truth."  Online Searcher 44, no. 1 (July-August, 2020): 36-38.

"COVID-19 abd the Information Literacy Crisis."  Online Searcher 44, no. 5 (September-October, 2020: 36-38.

 "A Collaborative Graduate Information Literacy Course." Online Searcher 44, no. 6 (November-December, 2020): 35-37.

"The Tail Wags the Dog: Taking Back Control of our Searches." Online Searcher 45, no. 1 (January-February, 2021): 33-35.

"International Students and Information Literacy." Online Searcher 45, no. 2 (March-April, 2021): 36-38. 

 "Celebrate Boring Research, Rejoice over Reproducibility." Online Searcher 45, no. 3(May-June, 2021): 37-39.

"Doing Research Backward: Moving from Conclusion to Information that Supports It." Online Searcher 45, no. 4 (July-August, 2021): 36-38.   

"Comrade Detective, Information Silos, and the Danger of Shared Beliefs," Online Searcher 45, no. 5 (September-October, 2021): 36-38.

"Chaos in Scholarly Publishing?" Online Searcher 45, no. 6 (November-December, 2021): 32-34.

"Teaching Faculty to Develop Student Researchers." Online Searcher 46, no. 1 (January-February, 2022): 36-38.

"Frustrations of Formulating Research Problem Statements." Online Searcher 46, no. 2 (March-April, 2022): 33-35.

"Should We Give Up on Information Literacy?" Online Searcher 46, no. 3 (May-June, 2022): 33-35.

"Making Sense of Today's Search Environment." Online Searcher 46, no. 4 (July-August, 2022): 33-35.

"The Mentor Connection." Online Searcher 46, no. 5 (September-October, 2022): 36-38.

"Trust the Science?: Implications for Online Research." Online Searcher 46, no. 6 (November-December, 2022): 33-35.Online version.

"Seeing the Nuances." Computers in Libraries (Online Searcher section) 43, no. 1 (January-February, 2023): 43-45.


5. Websites/Online Courses Produced

Research Strategies: Two Credit Graduate Online Course (1999- ):https://libguides.twu.ca/RES502

Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methods (UNIV 110, undergraduate). https://libguides.twu.ca/UNIV110Online

Writing Research Papers: A Guide for Students of All Nations : http://williambadke.com/Research_Essays.htm (2011)

Guidelines for Development of an Online Information Literacy Course for Distance Education Students: http://williambadke.com/OnlineCourse.htm (2003, rev. 2006)

6. Workshops/Conference Presentations

"Not Your One-Shot Deal!: Instructional Design for Credit Information Literacy Courses," Workshop for American Theological Library Association Conference, Portland, OR, 2003.

"Models for Information Literacy Instruction: A Panel Discussion," American Theological Library Association Conference, Austin, TX, 2005 ( Bill Badke, Associated Canadian Theological Schools; Douglas Gragg, Director of Public Services, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University; Saundra Lipton, Head, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences Liaison Services and Liaison Librarian, Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Calgary Library; John B. Weaver, Periodicals and Reference Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University ). Presentation repeated for the Association of Theological Schools, Chief Academic Officers Society Seminar, Chicago, June 23, 2006.

"Options in Information Literacy:" Presented at The Pursuit of Wisdom: Teaching Students to Become Critical, Engaged Learners. The Information Literacy Roundtable , University of Manitoba Library, August 3, 2005.

"From Broker to Strategist: Notes of a Traveler in the Strange Land of Information 2.0." Invited lecture, Information 2.0: Knowledge in the Digital Age. LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), Long Island, NY, March 19, 2010.

"Online Information Training in Theological Education," a presentation for the panel: "Teaching and Learning Interest Group: Pray, Work, Study, Log On: Can Libraries be a Common Ground in Online Theological Education?" American Theological Library Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 18, 2010.

"Our Students Don't Know How to do Research." Workshop for Trinity Western University faculty retreat, August 24, 2010.

"Breaking Down the Wall: The Theological Student as Researcher." Keynote address, Building Blocks for Strong Library Resources library consultation, reSource Leadership International and Overseas Council, Indianapolis, IN, June 12, 2012. Presentation slides: http://williambadke.com/BreakingDowntheWall.pptx.

"From School to Workforce: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills." Webinar (with Jennifer Homer) sponsored by National Forum on Information Literacy and Libraries Thriving/Credo Reference, October 12, 2012. PDF of slides for webinar: From-School-to-Workforce_Credo1.pdf.

"Getting Information Literacy into the Academy - Problem and Prospect." Keynote address, Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Point Loma University, San Diego, CA, June 11, 2013. Commentary on the address: Robinson, Tami R. "The Problem and Prospect of Getting Information Literacy into the Academy." The Christian Librarian 56, no.2 (2013): 59-65.

"Situating Information Literacy in the Disciplines: New Opportunities for Sustainable Instruction" (co-presentation with Robert Farrell, Lehman College, City University of New York), Library Instruction West, Portland OR, July 23-25, 2014. Related PowerPoint.

"Teaching Research Processes: A Workshop" (Indiana-Purdue University, October 3, 2014). Workshop website: http://williambadke.com/trp.htm.

"Students as Researchers: The Faculty Role;" "Information Literacy: Problems and Insights." Jerry Falwell Library Speaker Series, Liberty University, October 13, 2014. Website: http://williambadke.com/JerryFalwellSpeakerSeries2014.htm.

"Racing through the Information Age without Falling Off": Address for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) breakfast session sponsored by ATLA and EBSCO, March 26, 2015, Portland, OR.

"Mentoring for Student Wisdom." Presentation for for Trinity Western University faculty retreat, August 25, 2015. Related PowerPoint.

Academic Integrity Colloquium (Trinity Western University, June 29, 2018). Two presentations:

a. “'You Want to Do What with Whom?' The Practice of Human Research Ethics" (Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/183-j9uyPYzwNr5xRxy9ZCJ4Pjw7Tjfmvsblo2FQJJqo/edit?usp=sharing; Paper: http://williambadke.com/YouWantToDoWhat.pdf

b. "Pirates in Academia: The Ethics of Free Download Sites" (Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1umjgw9-qglw7LsSNHnQe4sMFwnfQybBXzaVWhoyToWQ/edit?usp=sharing; Paper: http://williambadke.com/PiratesInAcademia.pdf

Six Faculty Workshops for Holy Apostles College & Seminary - Developing Student Researchers - The Faculty Role (July-August, 2021)

Four Seminary Student Workshops for Holy Apostles College & Seminary - Advanced Research Skills for Graduate Students (July-August, 2021)

Presentation: "Librarians as Research Process Scholars." 2021 CCCU-Snezek Library Leadership Institute and Webinar Series, September 14, 2021.

Presentation: "Teaching Research Processes: Faculty Developing Skilled Student Researchers." Trinity Western University, September 15, 2022. Presentation slides: https://prezi.com/view/LNsqiNiHFBtCamfaORMD/

Four workshops: "Teaching Research Processes: Faculty Developing Skilled Student Researchers." Trinity Western University, Fall, 2022. Workshop platform

8. Interviews

Interview with Joyce Valenza, Rutgers University, April 19, 2017 (Search & the Information Landscape: Voices of Search)

Interview with Troy Swanson for the Circulating Ideas podcast, July 25, 2017. Topic: Fake News and Information Literacy.

Interview  with Scott Macklin, Darcy Gullacher and Qinqin Zhang: Library as Nexus, June 2020 

Interview  with Sebastian Mahfood and others on Teaching Research Design in Theological Teaching and Learning, September 28, 2020 (WCAT TV)

9. Awards

2003 - Deans' Innovative Teaching Award of Trinity Western University (co-winner with Prof. Lynn Szabo), for production of an online interactive tutorial to replace live library instruction sessions.

2006 - Article: "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, voted one of the top 20 articles in library instruction for 2005 by the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association ("LIRT's Top Twenty," Library Instruction Round Table News 28, no.4 (June 2006): 5-8.).

2011 - Named one of the sixteen National Forum on Information Literacy's "Champions for Information Literacy," https://web.archive.org/web/20170114055034/http://infolit.org/william-badke/.

2016 - Article: 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, voted one of the top 20 articles in library instruction for 2015 by the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association. 

2016 - Book Chapter: "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 (http://williambadke.com/BadkeExpertiseAuthority.pdf) included in the volume that won the Irene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year award for 2016. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/02/jagman-and-swanson-receive-2016-acrl-instruction-section-ilene-f-rockman

10. Memberships

American Library Association

American Theological Library Association (Board member, 2003-2006)

Association of College & Research Libraries

Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians

Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) Distance Education Forum (Co-director, 2004-2008); Member: COPPUL Animated Tutorial Sharing Project [ANTS] Development Group (2004-6). Author for ANTS of Guidelines for Animated Tutorials Used in Database Instruction.


Last updated: January 11, 2023