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William Badke, M.Th., M.L.S.

Associate Librarian

  • Biography

    William Badke grew up in Kelowna, BC. After completing his B.A. at UBC, he took an M.Div. and M.Th. at Northwest Baptist Seminary, before working with his wife at a Bible college in Nigeria for 2 years, where he taught biblical studies. On return, Badke taught theology for Northwest Baptist Seminary, completed his M.L.S. and returned to Northwest as a librarian. Since 2000, he has been TWU’s Associate Librarian for Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Information Literacy.

  • Education

    • B.A. (University of British Columbia)
    • M.Div.  (Northwest Baptist Seminary)
    • M.Th.  (Northwest Baptist Seminary)
    • M.L.S. (University of British Columbia)
  • Recent Publications

    • “Addressing Deeper Issues of Information Literacy in Graduate International Students: A Korean Student Case Study.” 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.
    • Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers. Oxford: Chandos Publishing; New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012.
    • Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog, 5th ed. Bloomington, IN:,  2014. 
  • Memberships & Affiliations

    • American Theological Library Association (Past Board Member)
    • American Library Association
    • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians
  • Courses Taught at TWU

    • RES 500 Research Strategies
    • COMM 110 Research and Writing in Communications (Research component)
  • Awards & Honours

    • Dean's Innovative Teaching Award (TWU, 2003)
    • Journal article chosen as one of top 20 articles in library instruction for 2005, by American Library Association , Library Instruction Roundtable
    • National Forum on Information Literacy: Champion for Information Literacy (2011)
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