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.
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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.

  • Helping the Helper: Strategies for Supporting Caregivers (February 23, 2016)
    • Presenter: Kate Krajci, MA, LCSW, Rush University Medical Center, Health and Aging
    • Register for MLA CE through March 8, 2016 (Contact the GMR after listening)
  • LGBTQ Health Resources Update (March 17, 2016)
    • Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
    • Register for MLA CE through March 31, 2016 (Contact the GMR after listening)
  • Keep on Learning: Educational Resources for K-12 and Beyond (April 21, 2016)
    • Presenter: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
    • Register for MLA CE through April 28, 2016 (Contact the GMR after listening)
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Table of Contents 

Previous Recordings

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

    • Recording
    • 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
    • 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: Slides and Captioning are unavailable: the recording failed to capture either. We are investigating the problem, and whether either or both can be restored.)
    • 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
    • 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)

  • GMR Program and Funding Opportunities (February 19, 2015)

  • PubMed Update - What's New in 2015 (January 15, 2015)

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

    • Recording
    • 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)

  • Resources for LGBTQ Health (June 19, 2014)

    • Recording
    • According to, "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
  • The NCBI Genetics Databases (May 15, 2014)

    • Recording
    • 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: 
      NCBI Genetics Databases
  • 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
    • Presenter: Emily J Vardell, MLS, NLM Associate Fellow 2007-2009
  • Free NLM Resources for Community College Librarians (December 12, 2013)

    • Recording 
    • Presenters: Ruth Holst, MS, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, and Irene Williams, MSLS, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
  • Affordable Care Act: Resources for Libraries (October 22, 2013)

  • An Overview of USCIS (September 19, 2013)

    • Recording
    • Presenter: Kate M. Syfert, Regional Lead for Community Relations, Central Regional Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
    • Website:
  • Using Pinterest In Library Settings (August 15, 2013)

  • Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals (July 18, 2013)

    • Recording
    • Presenter: Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library
  • Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program (June 20, 2013)

  • Disaster Communication: The GMR/MCR Summit and More (March 21, 2013)

    • Recording 
    • Presenter: Dan Wilson, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative
  • Practicum Programs for Library School Students (September 20, 2012)

    • Recording
    • Presenters: Will Buntin, MSLS, University of Kentucky; Jonna Peterson, MLIS, Rush University; Rebecca Raszewski, MS, University of Illinois at Chciago; and Ruth Holst, MS, AHIP, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region