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. In this role, Erica engages with health sciences librarians, hospital librarians, tribal college librarians, and library information science programs in the region, and teaches national NNLM webinars and Moodle courses.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks This presentation on the most recent developments of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems will discuss the basic principles of ChatGPT and other generative AIs, provide real-time demonstrations of how to use generative AI systems, examine the historical use of AI technology, and encourage discussion about the potential costs and harms of powerful AI systems.
ASPR TRACIE: A Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway In this one-hour webinar, guest speakers from the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, provide an overview of the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE). Part of the NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum (September 2023).
Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research (April 3-21, 2023) 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.
Casting a Wide Net: Combating Health Misinformation in Alaska Librarians at the Alaska Medical Library worked with faculty and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage to create health misinformation materials and promote them to different communities across the state. for Librarians is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.
Creating a One-Page Disaster Plan Learn about creating a one-page disaster plan for your library or organization from guest speaker Dan Wilson, Deputy Director at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and author of the book, Library as Safe Haven, Disaster Planning, Recovery, and Response. Part of NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum (September, 2023).
Graphic Medicine Virtual Book Club: Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Join NNLM for a one-hour book discussion of Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown. NNLM staff will lead a conversation covering topics such as community and individual preparedness, equity issues in preparedness, uses of graphic non-fiction for preparedness outreach, and more. Part of NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum (September, 2023). This session will not be recorded and utilizes breakout rooms. Book must be acquired from local library or book seller.
Health Statistics on the Web (July 31, 2023) Learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level in this In this 90 minute webinar.
How PubMed Works: ATM This 90-minute class about PubMed's Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) takes an in-depth look at the contents of the 3 translation tables used to process and map your search terms.
Informal Weather Education Outreach One-hour webinar explores best practices in informal weather education outreach and share successful examples from the Extreme Events Institute (EEI) and International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. Part of NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum (September, 2023).

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