Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Drama/Theatre Arts

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 for Drama/Theatre Arts.

1. Standards or Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies 

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Theatre Library Association

2. Curricula, Articles, & Presentations

Abromeit, Kathleen A., and Victoria Vaughan. 2004. “Info Lit And The Diva: Integrating Information Literacy Into The Oberlin Conservatory Of Music Opera Theater Department.” Notes 60 (3): 632-652.

Adams, Dennis, and Mary Hamm. 2000. Media and Literacy: Learning in an Electronic Age: Issues, Ideas, and Teaching Strategies. 2nd ed. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. (See chapter 6: “Aesthetic Literacy: Dance, Music, Theatre and the Visual Arts”)

Alexander, Bryant Keith. 2002. “Intimate Engagement: Student Performances as Scholarly Endeavor.” Theatre Topics 12 (1): 85-98.

Atkins, Priscilla. 2001. “Information Literacy and the Arts: Be There– Or Miss It!College & Research Libraries News 62 (11): 1086-1088.

Clark, Joe C. 2013. “Format Preferences of Performing Arts Students.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39 (3): 297–307.

Fliotsos, Anne, and Gail Medford. Teaching Theatre Today: Pedagogical Views of Theatre in Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Furay, Julia. “Stages of Instruction: Theatre, Pedagogy and Information Literacy.” Reference Services Review 42, no. 2 (April 2014): 209-228.

Kasperek, Sheila, Amber Johnson, Katie Fotta, and Francis Craig. 2007. “Do a Little Dance: The Impact on Students when Librarians Get Involved in Extracurricular Activities.” Journal Of Academic Librarianship 33 (1): 118-126.

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

Medaille, Ann. 2010. “Creativity and Craft: The Information-Seeking Behavior of Theatre Artists.Journal Of Documentation 66 (3): 327-347.

Olsson, Michael. 2010. “All the World’s a Stage: The Information Practices and Sense-Making of Theatre Professionals.” Libri 60 (3): 241–52.

Spolin, Viola. 1986. Theater games for the classroom: a teacher’s handbook. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Nazario, Athena. 2010. “All the World’s A Stage: Using Theater Games to
Enhance Library Instruction.” Loex Quarterly 37 (2): 4-5.

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