MLIS, University of Alberta
BA (Hons.), University of Calgary
Diploma, Mount Royal University
Madelaine is an Associate Professor and the information literacy instruction coordinator for General Education, as well as the liaison librarian for the Academic Development Centre (ADC), Criminal Justice and Sociology at MRU.
Professional and Scholarly Interests
Legal Information Literacy
Academic Library Collections
Professional Association Leadership
Selected Publications and Presentations
Vanderwerff, M. & Herscovitch, P. (2021). If you build it will they really come? Student perceptions of proximity and other factors affecting the use of an academic library curriculum collection. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 16(2), 70-88.
Loyer, J., Vanderwerff, M., & Bowler, M. (2017). Supporting Indigenous Studies Programs Through Sustainable Budget Allocation. Collection Management, 42(3-4), 338-350.
Recent Scholarly Presentations:
Pearl Herscovitch and Madelaine Vanderwerff (2019). If you build it, will they (really) come? Proximity and Other Factors Affecting Education Students’ Use of Mount Royal Library's Curriculum Collection. 10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP). University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
Tomaszewski, A, Mascaro, P, Vanderwerff, M and Barrett, L (2019) Criminal Justice Education in a Digital World: Prospects and Challenges Related to the Online Delivery of Practicum Tutorials in a Bachelor's Degree Program. Digitizing Justice: Law, Crime and Order in an Online World. University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg,MB.