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Madelaine Vanderwerff

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Madelaine Vanderwerff

Office: EL4441M
MLIS, University of Alberta
BA (Hons.), University of Calgary
Diploma, Mount Royal University

Associate Professor

Reviewer for:
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP)
Imagining SoTL

(De)constructing Criminology: International Perspectives
Imagining SoTL

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., Sharun, S., & Thomas, C. (2024). “In the Greater Context of the Field”: What Undergraduate Reflections on the Research Process Tell us about Information Literacy. portal: Libraries and the Academy 24(2), 405-426.

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:

Madelaine Vanderwerff & Sara Sharun. (2024) "Critical reflections on course materials: The rise of the single-use e-textbook and a university library’s multi-pronged response". Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) Conference. McGill University, Montreal, QC.

Madelaine Vanderwerff, Christopher Thomas & Sara Sharun: “Labours of Love” and “Tedious Processes”: What Undergraduate Reflections on the Research Process Tell Us About Information Literacy. 2022 Banff SoTL Symposium. Banff, AB.

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.

Subject Guides

Criminal Justice
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General Education
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