Erica Lake, MLS, AHIP

Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator, Region 6

Erica Lake (she/her) is the Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine in Region 6. She works remotely from Duluth, MN for the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. Erica has more than 20 years of experience in the field, including 11 years as a hospital librarian with Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT, eight years as an academic librarian with the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of UT, and one and a half years as a Research and Evaluation Specialist with the Essentia Institute of Rural Health in Duluth, MN. Erica joined the Network in September 2021. In addition to engaging health sciences librarians, hospital librarians, and SLIS programs and students, she is the DOCLINE Coordinator for Region 6 and the editor of the monthly Health Highlights newsletter.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
#NicotineAddictionCheck: A Qualitative Analysis of TikTok and Youth E-Cigarette Use The potential dangers of e-cigarette use are well-publicized, but what do youth users really think about e-cigarettes, including the possible development of health risks and nicotine addiction? A student-led team from the University of Iowa recently examined the role that user-generated content on the social media platform TikTok plays in promoting e-cigarette culture.
Bridging the Divide: Improving Mental Health Care, Access, and Delivery in our Communities In this webinar, three psychiatrists will provide an overview of mental health disparities and the social determinants which affect access to mental health services, and they will highlight strategies to advance mental health care and access for all.
Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research This 3-week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals with NLM resources.
Clinical Librarianship Post COVID – An Interactive Session with Elaine Alligood Join your Region 6 colleagues in a conversation about the path forward for clinical librarianship as we emerge from the pandemic.
Health Statistics on the Web This 1-hour webinar focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and national levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of examples.
NExT Steps: A Unique Nurse Librarian EBP Collaboration Join the nurses and librarians behind Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT), an online site for evidence-based practice resources and learning. The panel will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.

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