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Esther Roth-Katz

Social Science Librarian

Esther Roth-Katz

Contact & Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Young Library, 108



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 and present research instruction to support academic departments in the social sciences and to provide reference and research support for students and faculty in those fields.

Esther has worked in college, community college, museum, and university libraries. In addition to her work as a librarian, she has acted as a tour guide in historic house and art museums. Esther completed her undergraduate degree at Hampshire College (with course work at Smith!) and recently returned to the Pioneer Valley after living in the West Coast, Midwest and East Coast in the interim.


Teaching Team

Research Interests

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

Publications & Presentations

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:

Roth-Katz, Esther. “The Art Librarian as Teacher: Information Selection and Evaluation Activities in the Art History and Studio Classroom.” poster session at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 41st Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA, April 2013.

Roth-Katz, Esther. “Images of Laboring Women in Late 19th and 20th Century French Art.” gallery talk at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, July 2012.

Roth-Katz, Esther. “Access and Availability: A Study of Use Policies on Art Museum Library Websites.” Art Documentation 31, no.1 (Spring 2012): 123-140.