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.
Research & Scholarship
- B.A. (University of British Columbia)
- M.Div. (Northwest Baptist Seminary)
- M.Th. (Northwest Baptist Seminary)
- M.L.S. (University of British Columbia)
Awards & Honors
- 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)
- “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. https://journal.atla.com/ojs/index.php/theolib/article/view/200/507.
- 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: iUniverse.com, 2014.
Affiliations & Memberships
- American Theological Library Association (Past Board Member)
- American Library Association
- Association of College and Research Libraries
- Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians
Information literacy, Research training
- RES 500 Research Strategies
- COMM 110 Research and Writing in Communications (Research component)