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Drew Barker

Performing Arts Librarian (Librarian II)
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Research, Teaching, & Learning
2511B Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland
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As the liaison to the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, I connect students and faculty to library resources that will support their artist-scholar success. I also help create & curate programming for the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, so if you have an idea let me know.

Formerly, I worked in North Carolina and Maryland teaching high school Theatre, English, and U.S. History. My professional theatre experience includes the position of Artistic Associate at Triad Stage (NC) and dramaturgy at Theatre J (DC), Round House Theatre (MD), and Center Stage (MD). 

Education: B.F.A. in Theatre Education from UNC Greensboro. M.A. in Theatre & Performance Studies & M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park

Click here for the Theatre & Performance Studies library research guide.

Click here for the Dance library research guide.

Library instruction sessions offered for:

  • Undergraduate students: introduction to library resources, information literacy, & research strategies
  • Graduate students: overview of library databases & archives, citation resources, & research strategies
  • Information Literacy: framework, provocative questions, & information literacy strategies
  • Research consultation for individuals or small groups for particular projects

Research Subjects:

  • Dance
  • Performance Studies
  • Theatre


  • College of Arts and Humanities

Library Location:

  • Performing Arts