William Badke

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 online/paper textbook, Research Strategies (5th edition, 2014), he is also the author of a book on academic success for international students, a book on the environment, three novels and a book-length guide to the meaning of everything.

His newest book, Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers, was released February 2012 from Elsevier/Chandos Publishing (https://www.elsevier.com/books/teaching-research-processes/badke/978-1-84334-674-6).

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

Vita:

William Badke
Library
Trinity Western University/Associated Canadian Theological Schools
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1
Canada

Education

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

 

Publications

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 - substantial revision of The Survivor’s Guide to Library Research. Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse.com/Writers Club Press, 2000, second edition 2004, third edition 2008, 4th edition 2011, 5th edition 2014. (Information).

Beyond the Answer Sheet: Academic Success for International Students. Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse.com/Writers Club Press, 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. Oxford: Chandos Publishing; New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012.


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, Ont: 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. [PDF]

"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). http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/2.1.42.

"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.
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/eschoolmedia/ecampus_201006/#/72

“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. http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php/cil/article/view/Vol4-2010PER3/119.

"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. https://journal.atla.com/ojs/index.php/theolib/article/view/200/507.

"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, Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014. [In press - Due August 2014].


4. InfoLitLand 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.


5. Websites/Online Courses Produced

Research Strategies: One Credit Online Course (1999- ): http://acts.twu.ca/library/research500.htm

Research Methodologies: One Credit Module within Doctor of Ministry course, DMN 905 (2005): http://acts.twu.ca/library/research900.htm

Research Strategies: Textbook (2000- ): http://acts.twu.ca/library/textbook.htm

Writing Research Papers: A Guide for Students of All Nations : http://acts.twu.ca/library/research_essays.htm (2011)

Guidelines for Development of an Online Information Literacy Course for Distance Education Students: http://acts.twu.ca/library/onlinecourse.htm (2003, rev. 2006)

Information Literacy for Small Theological Libraries (2008) : http://acts.twu.ca/Library/InfoLitTheol.htm

 

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. [Related PowerPoint at http://www.acts.twu.ca/Library/atla2010.ppt].

"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://acts.twu.ca/library/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. Audio of webinar available: http://www.librariesthriving.org/workshops/archives (click on "From School to Workforce"). 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.


7. 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," http://infolit.org/william-badke/.

8. 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- ). Author for ANTS of Guidelines for Animated Tutorials Used in Database Instruction.

 

Last updated: July 3, 2014