Todd J. Wiebe | Head of Research & Instruction w/rank of Associate Professor | Hope College Libraries


Master of Library and Information Science, University of Denver - 2006.


Bachelor of Arts, History and Social Studies Education, Anderson University - 2003



“Improving Student Assessments of Elections: The Use of Information Literacy and a Course-embedded Librarian,” with Paula Booke, Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences (LATISS) 10:2 (2017): 83-106.

"The Library and Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts." College & Undergraduate Libraries. 23.3. (2016): 223-251.

"The Information Literacy Imperative in Higher Education." Liberal Education. 101/102.4/1 (2015/2016): 52-57.

"Books and Websites, E-Journals or Print: If the Source Fits, Use It." College & Undergraduate Libraries. 19:1 (2012): 108-113.

"A Flag is Flipped and a Nation Flaps: The Politics and Patriotism of the First International World Series." NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 18:2 (2010): 65-73.

College Students, Plagiarism, and the Internet: The Role of Academic Librarians in Delivering Education and Awareness.” Michigan Library Association Forum 5:2 (2006).

“Information Literacy: The Expectations of Today’s College Students and the Role of Academic Libraries in Promoting Success.” Post-Tracks 1:2 (2005): e-journal.

“Issues Faced by Male Librarians: Stereotypes, Perceptions, and Career Ramifications.” Colorado Libraries 31:1 (2005): 11-13.

Book Contributions

"Rethinking Indirect Measurement as a Means of Student Assessment." in User-Centered Design for First-Year Library Instruction Programs. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2016.

"Covert Action Information Bulletin." in Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of American Espionage. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.



"The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 56:1 (2016): 56-57.

"Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 55:6 (2016): 249-250.

"The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 53:3 (2014): 66.

"Vietnam War: The Essential Reference Guide" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 53:1 (2013): 91.

"Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime & Justice" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 52:3 (2013): 266-267.

"Battleground: Government and Politics" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 51:4 (2012): 367.

"An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 51:2 (2011): 195-196.


"Influence Explorer (" College & Research Libraries News 73:2 (2012): 712-713.

"OSA Archivum (" College & Research Libraries News 73:2 (2012): 109.

"OMB Watch (" College & Research Libraries News 72:3 (2011): 183.

"Congressional Budget Office (" College & Research Libraries News 71:7 (2010): 378-379.

"Integrated Regional Information Networks News (" in College & Research Libraries News 70:10 (2009): 608-609. 

"Diplomacy Monitor (" in College and Research Libraries News 70.2 (2009): 126-127.

Select Presentations

"Epic Fail of an IL Assessment." Presented at Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Grand Rapids, MI), October 17, 2014.

"Tell it Like it is: How to Give a (mostly) Jargonless Information Literacy Talk." Presented at Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Grand Rapids, MI), October 16, 2014.

"Information Literacy: Learning for Life in the Age of Roughly  1,200,000,000,000,000 Megabytes." Presented at Pre-College Conference, Hope College (Holland, MI). August 21, 2014.

(w/Jessica Hronchek) "Assessment à la Carte: Using Small-scale Citation Analysis Projects to Shape Library Instruction." Presented at Michigan Library Association, Academic Libraries Conference, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). May 30, 2014.

"Who Do They Think They Are?: IL Mastery or ILlusory Competence of First Year College Students." Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Conference, Oakland University (Rochester, MI). February 28, 2014.

"Achieving Results Through Relationships: The Power of Influence." ProQuest Quantum2 Leadership Webinar. Invited Panelist. April 26, 2012.

"Show Me the Article!: Helping Students Understand the Library's Role in Accessing Scholarly Information." Presented at WILU Design Play Learn ~ Créer Jouer Apprendre, McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). May 13, 2010.

(w/Jessica Hronchek) "New Library Resources and Support for Undergraduate and Faculty Research." Presented at Pre-College Conference, Broadening Horizons at Hope and Beyond: Educating 21st Century Students for Lives of Leadership and Service in a Global Society, Hope College (Holland, MI). August 29, 2009.

"Google: Thinking Outside the Box." Presented at ACAT (Academic Computing and Technology) conference, Rough Waters, Smooth Sailing, Hope College (Holland, MI). May 19, 2009.

Misc. Projects

Processed manuscript collection for The Colorado Historical Society. "Henry L. Larsen : Dwight Eisenhower [collection] : 1952-1957 ; manuscript." (July 2005).

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Information literacy, library research education, undergraduate information-seeking behaviour/habits. 

Toronto Maple Leafs (and hockey in general), baseball, history (specifically Canadian, British, and American), snowboarding, skateboarding, craft zymurgy, playing drums and guitar, family--my wife Lora, and kids Harrison ("Harry") and Maya, all things Canadiana
, and debunking stateside myths/misconceptions about my motherland.

Favourite Quotes

"A small college cannot hope to have a large library, but if it sets to work along the right lines it may aspire to the possession of a fine one… A book may be a thing of beauty, and an example of a great craft which we must not allow to die. The means of craft and the aspiration toward beauty live on in our College library." - Robertson Davies, founding Master, Massey College
"Now he would prowl the stacks of the library at night, pulling books out of a thousand shelves and reading in them like a madman. The thought of these vast stacks of books would drive him mad: the more he read, the less he seemed to know--the greater the number of the books he read, the greater the immense uncountable number of those which he could never read would seem to be." -  Thomas Wolfe, in Of Time and the River 

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