Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Dance

Last updated May 2020

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Dance.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

National Association of Schools of Dance

2. Related Research

Barre, Sherri. 2015. “Collaborative Practices in Dance Research: Unpacking the Process.” Research in Dance Education 16 (1): 51-66.

Besaw, Paul, and Selene Colburn. 2011. “Dance, Place, Library, Skills: A Collaboration.” University of Vermont Libraries Conference Day.

Boudreau-Henry, Kathryn, and Kim Neal Nofsinger. 2007. “Dancing with Information Literacy: Coaching the Undergraduate Performance Arts Researcher through the Information Literacy Process.” The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review 2 (1): 13-20.

Eliot, Karen. 2012. “Strategies for Teaching Dance History: Gaining a Feel for the Past.” Journal of Dance Education 2 (1): 7-14.

Horton Fraleigh, Sondra, and Penelope Hanstein. 1999. Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Kattner, Elizabeth. 2016. “What Does Dance History Have to Do with Dancing? Making College Dance History Usable for Dancers.Journal of Dance Education 16 (3): 3-11.

Mayer, Jennifer. 2015. “Serving the Needs of Performing Arts Students: A Case Study.portal: Libraries and the Academy 15 (3): 409-431.

Malnig, Julie, Ann Nugent, and Leslie Satin. 2009. “Dialogues: Writing Dance.” Dance Research Journal 41 (2): 89-104.

Oliver, Wendy R. 2012. Writing about Dance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Randall, Tresa. 2012. “Enlivening Dance History Pedagogy through Archival Projects.” Journal of Dance Education 12 (1): 7-13.

Robinson, Shannon Marie. 2016. “Artists as Scholars: The Research Behavior of Dance Faculty.College & Research Libraries 77 (6): 779-794.

Sachs, Dianna E., and Michael J. Duffy IV. 2017. “Information Literacy Programming for Theatre and Dance Students at Western Michigan University.” LOEX Quarterly 44 (1): 2-7.

Young, Tricia Henry. 2010. “Teaching Dance History with Access to Primary Materials.” Dance Heritage Coalition’s National Dance Heritage Leadership Forum, January.

3. Adaptable Instruction Materials

Dils, Ann and Ann Cooper Albright. 2014. “Accelerated Motion, Towards a New Dance Literacy in America.” Last modified July 31, 2014.  [dance literacy project that combines primary source materials, dance scholarship, and sample classroom exercises and writing assignments]

Smith College Libraries. 2010. “Information Literacy: Dance” (online research guide). Accessed April 28, 2018.  [lists demonstrable information literacy skills expected of dance majors at various levels]