Developing Student Researchers - The Faculty Role (6 Unit Workshop)

A series of workshops for faculty on integration of information literacy into their instruction and assignments.



Faculty at every level grapple with a number of struggles faced by their students:

  • Lack of understanding of today's information landscape
  • Lack of understanding of the world of scholarship
  • Struggle to enculturate within disciplines
  • Inability to design their research
  • Lack of understanding of academic databases
  • Difficulty with evaluating found information

and so on.

This workshop series will address existing challenges and consider ways that faculty members, while maintaining the integrity of their courses, can develop their own students as skilled researchers. 


Badke, William. Research Strategies: Finding your Way through the Information Fog, 7th ed., 2021.

Badke, William. Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers, 2nd ed. En Route Books and Media, 2021.

Badke, William. "Student Theological Research as an Invitation." Theological Librarianship 5, no.1 (2012): 30-42.

Badke, William. "The Framework for Information Literacy and Theological Education." Theological Librarianship 8, no. 2 (2015): 4-7.

Badke, William. "Framing Information Literacy within the Disciplines of Theological Education." In Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory and Praxis. Ed. Bobby L. Smiley, 59-82. Chicago: Atla Press, 2019. Available open access: Individual chapter: Chapter4.pdf

Badke, William. Disciplinary Enculturation - Theory and Practice.

Farrell, Robert and Badke, William. "Situating Information Literacy in the Disciplines: A Practical and Systematic Approach for Librarians." Reference Services Review 43, no.2 (2015): 319-340. [Draft of final submitted manuscript available:]