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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.

  • GMR Program and Funding Opportunities (February 19, 2015)
    • This update will highlight GMR programs to promote awareness of, access to, and use of biomedical information resources for health professionals and the public. Because many of these programs are a collaboration with network libraries and community-based organizations, funding opportunities for network members for Option Year 4 (May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016) will be outlined.
    • Presenter: Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
    • RecordingExternal Link Indicator
    • Presentation PDF file (2584 kb)
    • Please register for 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, Consumer Health Coordinator
    • Registration is open
    • MLA CE available until: April 2, 2015

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  • CE: Each session has been approved for 1 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units: MLA Clearinghouse Record External Link Indicator
    • 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


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.

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

  • PubMed Update - What's New in 2015 (January 15, 2015)
  • eXtreme project management: change-driven project lifecycles (September 18, 2014)
    • RecordingExternal Link Indicator
    • Presenter: Presenter: Gerald R. Jurek, Jr., MS, UIC Library of the Health Sciences
    • Presentation PDF file (4 MB)
  • 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.
    • Presenter: Cindy Olney, PhD, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center
    • RecordingExternal Link Indicator
  • NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources (July 17, 2014-rescheduled from March)
    • Recording External Link Indicator
    • 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, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
    • 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, NN/LM GMR; Rhonda Sager, MA, University of Wisconsin; Marci Brandenburg, MS, MSI, University of Michigan; Edith Starbuck, MLS, University of Cincinnati; Diana Louden, MLibr, University of Washington
    • Presentation PDF file (129 kb)
  • NLM Resources for Community College Librarians, Part II (April 17, 2014)
    • Recording
    • Presenter: Irene Williams, MSLS, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
  • 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, MS, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, and Irene Williams, MSLS, 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
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  • 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, 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, MLS, AHIP, University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences
    • Presentation PPT file (397 kb)))/1000)
  • 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)

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