Let’s Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

Before the month comes to an end, I’d like to take a moment to let you know that October is National Medical Librarians Month. This month is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Library team who continue to provide specialized library support to our physicians, nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals across the Center and all locations. This year’s theme is, Avoid Misinformation! Take the Right Path: Partner with your Medical Librarian. 

If you have a story to share where a Library staff member was helpful, feel free to let me know. You can also reach out should you want to discover how we can support your work. 

Donna Gibson
Director, Library Services

Attention MSK Staff: We Need Your Feedback!

COVID-19 has had an impact on the way we work and interact with our colleagues and user communities. The MSK Library is taking time to re-examine our operations and current service offerings. To help develop our strategic plan and roadmap for the next three years, we are seeking feedback from MSK staff.  

The survey will take about five minutes to complete and will close on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Click here to enter: 
Client Feedback Survey

As a token of our appreciation, MSK staff who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of three gifts (iPad Mini, or one of two $100 Amazon gift cards).

If you have any additional thoughts, feel free to reach out to me!

Donna Gibson
Director, Library Services

What Do These Numbers Have in Common: 5,308… 217… 11?

The 2020 Synapse Publications Report can help you find out. This year our authors published 5,308 works! Of this total, we noted that 217 works were COVID-related. We also expanded our document publication types and now organize works under 11 different formats. The new formats include: Correspondence, Editorial, Guidelines, Journal Article, Miscellaneous, Research Letter, and Review.

Synapse is a public-facing resource and the authoritative bibliographic database of MSK publications, developed and maintained by a team of skilled librarians. While this report reflects the year in review, the Synapse database provides a record of the intellectual output written by MSK researchers, clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. As of July 2021, Synapse contains over 90,290 entries [references] dating back to 1987.

I hope that by browsing the 2020 Synapse Publications Report, readers will gain a sense of the contributions made by MSK authors to the ever-growing body of scholarly research. If you are curious about our past annual reports, feel free to explore.

Donna Gibson
Director, Library Services