Associate Librarian
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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)

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. 

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

Courses Taught

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