Meet the Staff: Brad Doerksen

Brad Doerksen has been a librarian with the Archer Library for three years.  His first role here was as a copyright librarian, but he now serves as our Student Success Librarian.  Away from the library, Brad enjoys puzzles, canoeing, and cycling.

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Who are your favourite writers?

J.R.R Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, Stephen Lawhead, George Marsden, Nigel Tranter


Which talent would you most like to have?

To be fluently multi-lingual.


Where would you most like to live?

On semi-deserted island where the temperature is always between 12 and 17 degrees Celsius that has good waterways, nice bike paths, and an abundance of naturally occurring produce.


What is your most treasured possession?

A bible that my grandfather gave me that he in turn received from his grandfather.


What is your motto or favourite quote?

“Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


What’s one powerful piece of advice for living a fulfilling life?

Never stop learning. Especially in areas you think you have things figured out.