Gloria Willson

Assistant Programs Director
gw2386@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-1293

Gloria Willson specializes in identifying frameworks for information literacy competencies, mapping them to their respective disciplinary competencies, and partnering with the teaching faculty in curriculum planning. Gloria has expertise using the following library databases which can supplement curricular needs: AccessMedicine (OBGYN, Pediatrics, and Neurology), LWW Health Library (Medical Education, Anesthiology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Surgery, and Physical Therapy), Oxford Medicine Online, Psychiatry Online, ClinicalKey, Thieme’s TA Anatomy, and MedOne Radiology (Otolaryngology).   

Gloria joined the Health Sciences Library as an Assistant Programs Director in September of 2018. The scope of her responsibilities includes, but is not limited to, leading a team of informationists in developing educational programming and multi-faceted consulting services lines in an effort to build sustainable collaborations and initiatives with the CUIMC community. She also co-leads the continuous process of the evaluation and promotion of library resources to enable users to engage with information in an optimal way and leverage their research findings accordingly.   

Gloria has previously worked as a Health Sciences Librarian/Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.  She also worked as the Library Director for the Public Health Library of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.  She has received a Master of Public Health from Long Island University, a Master of Library & Information Science from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology from Manhattan College.