Member Profile

Esther Grassian

Esther Grassian


Esther Grassian is an author of materials


Skills & Interests

  • Education / TeacherEd / Teaching Methods (Advanced)
    Teach librarians how to design, develop, teach, assess and revise instruction, including F2F, online, and other formats.
  • Arts / Fiber (Intermediate)
    Amateur knitter - see Pinterest Board "Knitting Projects":
  • Education (Advanced)
    Reference and information literacy instruction (information researching and critical thinking about information research tools and materials)


  • American Library Association
    Member 09/1981 – Current
  • American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, Instruction Section
    Chair 09/1995 – 09/1996

Education History

  • MLS Library & Information Science (06/1969)
  • BA Hebrew (06/1967)


  • Grassian, Esther S. & Kaplowitz, Joan R.. (2009). Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice (2d ed.). Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc..
  • Grassian, Esther S. & Kaplowitz, Joan R.. (2005). Learning to Lead and Manage Information Literacy Instruction. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc..
  • Grassian, Esther S. & Kaplowitz, Joan R.. (2001). Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc..

Teaching Experience

  • Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Technique (Current)
    • UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, Dept. of Information Studies – Information Literacy
    • By the end of this (4-unit) course graduate students (MLIS and Ph.D.) will be able to identify and analyze information literacy instructional needs, design, implement, and evaluate appropriate instructional responses, and make revisions as necessary.
  • FIAT LUX: "How to Stop Just Googling... & Find the Really Good Stuff!" (Spring 2010)
    • UCLA Honors Collegium – Information Literacy
    • I taught this 1-unit, Quarter-long undergraduate course 5 times, 2005-2010
  • Information Literacy & Researching Skills (Winter 2003)
    • UCLA English Composition – Information Literacy
    • Information Literacy - I taught this 1-unit undergraduate course each Quarter from Winter 2003 through Winter 2005.


  • English
    • Speaking level: Superior
    • Reading level: Superior
  • Hebrew
    • Speaking level: Beginner
    • Reading level: Intermediate

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award (05/2015)
    UCLA Department of Information Studies: "In recognition of her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Library Sciences."
  • Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award (ALA ACRL Instruction Section) (07/2014)
    ...recognizes a librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to advancement of instruction in a college or research library.... award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in... bibliographic instruction...
  • Librarian, Emeritus (06/2011)
    UCLA Academic Senate and Chancellor's designation requiring special career review and support by UCLA Library administration



  • Adjunct Lecturer (part-time) (09/1984 – Current) UCLA Information Studies Deparment
  • Adjunct Librarian (part-time) (02/2015 – Current) Los Angeles Pierece College