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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

413-585-2967

Education

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. 

Committees

Teaching Team

Research Interests

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

Publications & Presentations

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 2019.

Roth-Katz, Esther. “Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris.” ARLIS/NA Reviews, Art Library Society of North America (March 2019): https://www.arlisna.org/publications/reviews/1688-mary-cassatt-an-americ...

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: https://www.arlisna.org/publications/multimedia-technology-reviews/388-a...

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.