GMR Lake Effects

GMR Lake Effects is a webinar held on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Central Time. Date and/or time changes will be clearly indicated.

To obtain an MLA Continuing Education certificate for viewing recordings of Lake Effects sessions, you must do so within two weeks of the recording date.

Additional information​

CE: Each session has been approved for 1 hour of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units: MLA Clearinghouse Record

  • Please register if you want MLA CE (whether you plan to listen live or to the recording); Registration is available while the class is eligible for CE
  • After the session, a link will be provided to the evaluation and online certificate
  • Contact the GMR at after listening to the recording to confirm your name is sent to MLA

Previous Recordings

If you have difficulty opening any of the files on this page, please right-click on the file you wish to view and save it to your computer. 

Many of these recordings are now available in the GMR Lake Effects Playlist on the NNLM YouTube Channel. In order to ensure that you have access to the most up-to-date materials, GMR staff reviews the archives on an annual basis and removes those recordings deemed to be no longer relevant.

For further information regarding Lake Effects programs, please send a message to

  • Keep on Learning: Educational Resources for K-12 and Beyond (April 21, 2016)

    • Recording available on YouTube
    • Discover portals and pages offering curriculum materials, age appropriate resources and tutorials for the young and the not-so-young. For the teacher or interested learner, the National Library of Medicine, in partnership with other government agencies, offers resources on environmental health, medical information, genetics, chemistry, and toxicology. A wealth of knowledge and science is at your fingertips.
    • Presenter: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
    • Educational Resource Links
    • Register for MLA CE through April 28, 2016 (Contact the GMR after listening). Available for CHIS credit.
  • LGBTQ Health Resources Update (March 17, 2016)

    • Recording available on YouTube
    • Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
  • Helping the Helper: Strategies for Supporting Caregivers(February 23, 2016)

  • PubMed Update: What's New in 2016 (January 21, 2016)

    • Recording available on YouTube.
    • Presenter: Rebecca Brown, Trainer/Curriculum Content Specialist, National Library of Medicine Training Center
    • Presentation: 
      Pubmed Update 2016
  • Spotlight on Consumer Health Libraries in the GMR (December 17, 2015)

    • Recording available on YouTube.
    • Presenters:Mindy Egeland, MA, Director at Patients' Library, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Abby Thorne at Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center, University of Kentucky
    • Presentation: 
      Patients' Library
  • Educating Yourself on Research Data Management: Resources and Opportunities (November 16, 2015)

    • Recording: (Important Note: The recording failed to capture either slides or captioning.)  A video of the recording, with slides added, is on YouTube.
    • Presenters:Abigail Goben, Assistant Professor & Information Services & Liaison Librarian; and  Rebecca Raszewski, Associate Professor & Information Services & Liaison Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences 
    • Presentation:
      Research Data Management: Resources and Opportunities
  • This is a Disaster: Resources in Times of Need (August 20, 2015)

  • Introduction to Public Health (July 23, 2015)

    • Recording available on YouTube.
    • Presenter: Cortland Lohff, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Environmental Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Supporting Residents and Colleagues:  Sharing Specialty Board Reading Lists using LibGuides (June 18, 2015)

  • NLM Resources for Community College Librarians: Consumer Health Information (March 19, 2015)

  • eXtreme project management: change-driven project lifecycles (September 18, 2014)

    • Recording available on YouTube.
    • The era of long surveys full of yes-no questions and five-point scales is waning. The emerging trend in evaluation practice emphasizes interaction and social engagement of stakeholders. This webinar will present tools and methods designed to accommodate this trend. Topics include story-based evaluation methods, technology tools to support data collection, and data visualization techniques that can generate broad interest in evaluation findings.
    • Presenter: Cindy Olney, PhD, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center
  • NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources (July 17, 2014-rescheduled from March)

  • An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy (February 20, 2014)

    • Recording available on YouTube.
    • Presenter: Emily J Vardell, MLS, NLM Associate Fellow 2007-2009