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Susan Gibbons to Speak at Women’s Leadership Event May 24

Susan Gibbons Yale's university librarian to Speak at Women’s Leadership Event
May 17, 2018

Join the Asian Network at Yale and Working Women's Network for this month’s women's leadership event featuring Susan Gibbons, Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication. The event is Thursday, May 24, 12-1 p.m. in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please register.

Gibbons joined Yale as university librarian in 2011 and was named deputy provost in 2015. A year later she was appointed to a second five-year term as university librarian and her deputy provost portfolio was expanded to include support of all the university’s galleries, museums, and other collections, and the university press, with the goal of supporting interdisciplinary collaboration among these entities.

Gibbons holds an M.L.S. and an M.A. in history from Indiana University, a professional M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Rochester. Prior to Yale, she held library positions at Indiana University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of Rochester, where she directed digital library initiatives before being appointed in 2008 as vice provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries.

The event will be a moderated discussion, with Susan Gibbons sharing her personal and professional perspectives and reflecting on the Leadership Series themes of leadership, identity, and service.

The Women’s Leadership Series brings together a diverse mix of Yale's successful women leaders. Through discussion of relevant issues, the series inspires and encourages women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance in their careers and lives.