Associate Librarian


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)