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Donna Gibson
Library Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Donna Gibson is the Director of Library Services for the Nathan Cummings Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and has been in this role since August 2009. MSKCC is one of the world's premier cancer centers committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between physicians and scientists is a unique strength, enabling them to provide patients with the best care available today as they work to discover more-effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. The Library supports this commitment to patient care and strives to provide access to a dynamic collection and targeted services. Ms. Gibson joined MSKCC in 2004 as the Associate Director, User Services. Prior to her move to the Center, she worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb in various roles in managing research libraries and information centers, and working on enterprise-wide projects. She won several internal awards to include: PRI STAR Award, Outstanding Service and Results Marketing KIR Products, Services and Events; IKM Achievement Award, Event Planner for Annual BMS Knowledge Network Meeting; IKM Achievement Award, Project Manager, KIR Hotline and; President's Recognition, team member for response to the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA) report on "Statins." Ms. Gibson is committed to executing knowledge management initiatives to improve business results by educating, innovating, and collaborating with users. She is focused on delivering services that enhance the user's information retrieval experience from start to finish. This includes partnering with users to better understand how published literature, information services, technology, and social networking tools integrate within their work environment. Under her leadership, the library launched a new public-facing website in a responsive web-design, Synapse (connection to MSK authors and their publications), the MSK Library Blog, a Systematic Review Service, and ORCID@MSK. Ms. Gibson contributes to several professional associations (MLA, SLA, AAHSL) and sits on several external library advisory boards. Ms. Gibson received her Master's degree in Library Science from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She also has her Project Management Certificate from Boston University.

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