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Esther Roth-Katz

Social Sciences and Student Research Initiatives Librarian

Esther Roth-Katz

Contact & Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Neilson Library 108E



M.L.S., Indiana University Bloomington

M.A., History of Art, Indiana University Bloomington

B.A., Hampshire College

Esther is a member of the Learning, Research & Technology group. She works closely with faculty to develop research workshops to support academic departments in the social sciences. She also provides reference and research support for students, faculty and staff. Esther collaborates with faculty to develop collections and purchase materials for the Libraries.

Esther has worked in community college, 4-year college, university and museum libraries. In addition to her work as a librarian, she has acted as a tour guide in historic house and art museums.


Teaching Team, Five College Innovative Learning Committee, Collection Development Policy and Procedures Working Group

Research Interests

Embodied Information Literacy, Role of Social Media in Academic Research, Critical Library Pedagogy

Publications & Presentations

Roth-Katz, Esther. "Zooming Through Summer: Adapting a Successful Orientation & Instruction Program for Remote Learning." Lightning Talk, Teach Talks @ Williams Libraries, Virtual, January 2021.

Roth-Katz, Esther. “Connecting Across Classes: Creating a Shared Learning Outcome for Library Instruction of First-Year Seminars.” Lightning Talk, Five College Innovative Learning Symposium, Hadley, MA, January 2020.

Roth-Katz, Esther. “Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris.” ARLIS/NA Reviews, Art Library Society of North America (March 2019):

Roth-Katz, Esther. “‘Google Ain’t Bad:’ Teaching at the Intersection of Health, Information, and Media Literacies.” breakout session at New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual Program, Portland Maine, June 8, 2018.

Roth-Katz, Esther. “RISS Review: Arts:Search.” Review of Arts:Search. Multimedia & Technology Reviews, Art Library Society of North America, August 2014: