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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.

Upcoming Sessions

Please register here for available sessions.

  • Grant Writing (To be rescheduled)
    • Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
  • PubMed Update - What's New in 2015 (January 15, 2015)
    • Presenter: Katherine Majewski, Librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine
    • MLA CE available until: January 30, 2015
  • GMR Program and Funding Opportunities (February 19, 2015)
    • Presenter: Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
    • MLA CE available until: March 6, 2015
  • NLM Resources for Community College Librarians: Consumer Health Information (March 19, 2015)
    • Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
    • MLA CE available until: April 2, 2015

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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

  • eXtreme project management: change-driven project lifecycles (September 18, 2014)
    • RecordingExternal Link Indicator
    • Presentation PDF file (4 MB)
    • For the September Lake Effects, Gerald (Jay) Jurek will explore alternatives to traditional project management. Jay will discuss when and why libraries benefit from project management. He will explain three change-driven project life cycles which contrast with traditional project management.
    • Presenter: Gerald R. Jurek, Jr., Visiting User Experience Librarian (Facilities) & Assistant Professor, UIC Library of the Health Sciences. Jay is a Librarian and Visiting Professor at the Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently charged with oversight of the major renovation at LHS, and a variety of service improvement programs at this library.
  • Evaluation 2.0: Trends, New Ideas, Cool Tools (August 21, 2014)
    • 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.
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  • NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources (July 17, 2014-rescheduled from March)
    • The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine "creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine." In this Lake Effects, Samanthi will discuss the Exhibition Program and traveling exhibits, with an emphasis on the wealth of K-12 educational resources designed to promote understanding of how the past informs the present and can shape the future.
    • Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA
    • Recording External Link Indicator
    • Presentation PDF file (129 kb)
  • Resources for LGBTQ Health (June 19, 2014)
    • According to HealthyPeople.govExternal Link Indicator, "Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights." Tune in for a Pride Month presentation on health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Health information resources for health care practitioners as well as consumers for these populations will be provided.
    • Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
    • Recording External Link Indicator
  • The NCBI Genetics Databases (May 15, 2014)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenters: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, GMR, IL; Rhonda Sager, MA, Library Liaison and Access Services & Facilities Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI; Marci Brandenburg, MS, MSI, Bioinformationist, University of Michigan, MI; Edith Starbuck, MLS, Information Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati, OH; Diana Louden, MLibr, Biomedical and Translational Sciences Librarian University of Washington, WA
    • Presentation PDF file (129 kb)
  • NLM Resources for Community College Librarians, Part II (April 17, 2014)
  • An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy (February 20, 2014)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Emily J Vardell, MLS, NLM Associate Fellow 2007-2009
  • PubMed Update (January 16, 2014)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Jessica Van Der Volgen, NN/LM National Training Center
  • Free NLM Resources for Community College Librarians (December 12, 2013)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenters: Ruth Holst, Associate NN/LM Greater Midwest Region and Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
  • Copyright (November 21, 2013)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Michael Priehs, Coordinator for Scholarly Communications and Copyright, Wayne State University
  • Affordable Care Act: Resources for Libraries (October 22, 2013)
  • An Overview of USCIS (September 19, 2013)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Kate M. Syfert, Regional Lead for Community Relations, Central Regional Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
    • Website: external website
  • Using Pinterest In Library Settings (August 15, 2013)
  • Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals (July 18, 2013)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library
    • Presentation PDF file (4735 kb)
  • Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program (June 20, 2013)
  • Resource Sharing in the Medical Library World: New Trends , New Challenges (April 18th, 2013)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Kevin O'Brien, Assistant Special Collections & Access Services Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences
    • Presentation PPT file (397 kb)
  • Disaster Communication: The GMR/MCR Summit and More (March 21, 2013)
  • Once Upon a Time: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story (February 21, 2013)
    • Recording: Unavailable due to technical difficulties
    • Presenter: Cindy Olney, PhD, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Center (OERC)
    • Presentation PPT file (4456 kb)
  • From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens (October 18, 2012)
  • Practicum Programs for Library School Students (September 20, 2012)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenters: Will Buntin, Jonna Peterson, Rebecca Raszewski and Ruth Holst
    • Presentation PDF file (349 kb)
  • Drug Information and Chemical Data at Your Fingertips (August 16, 2012)
  • Mobile Technology from the Perspective of a Hospital Librarian and an Academic Librarian (April 19, 2012)
    • Recording external website Transcript PDF file (64 kb)
    • Presenters: Susan Fowler, MLIS, Clinical Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis (MO) School of Medicine and Heather Holmes, MLIS, Clinical Informationist for Summa Health Systems, Akron City, and St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH
  • Overview of Mobile Technology in Healthcare for Librarians (February 16, 2012)
  • Adding Value: A Call to Action (December 15, 2011)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenters: Ruth Holst, Associate Director, NN/LM GMR; Melinda Orebaugh, Director, Library & Patient Education Services, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Wisconsin; and Barbara Platts, Director, Department of Library Services Munson Healthcare, Michigan
    • Presentation: Adding Value: A Call to Action PDF file (2817 kb)
    • Handouts PDF file (407 kb)
  • Critical Roles for Librarians in the National Health IT Agenda (September 15, 2011)
    • Recording external website
    • Presenter: Charles Friedman, Professor and Director of the Health Informatics Program in the Schools of Information and Public Health at the University of Michigan
    • Presentation: Critical Roles Presentation PDF file (645 kb)
  • Health Literacy: Why is It Important and What You Can Do About It (August 18, 2011)

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