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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
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Donna Gibson

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Director, Library Services
New York, NY
Donna Gibson is the Director, Library Services, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and has been in this role since August 2009. MSK is one of the world’s premier cancer centers committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs.

Ms. Gibson joined MSK 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/external 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;
* President’s Recognition, team member for response to the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA) report on “Statins”;
* Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Member Award from SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division; and
* Recipient of the 2022 President's Recognition Award from SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division.

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 and other social media, Systematic Review Service, ORCID@MSK and a Research Data Management Program. She is now exploring other possible services that involve AI/ML to support the MSK Library user community.

Ms. Gibson contributes to several professional associations (MLA, SLA, AAHSL) and sits on several external library advisory boards and is a Founding member of Toastmasters@MSKCC.

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 and considers herself a lifelong learner.