Welcome to SALIS!

SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.

Real Health: The Importance of Professionals in Today's Information Climate:
SALIS & AMHL Joint Conference

2017 SALIS & AMHL Conference
May 3-6, 2017
Worcester, MA

For the 2nd year in a row, SALIS partnered with the Association of Mental Health Librarians to present a joint conference. Len Levin (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA) and Sonja Mertz (Minnesota Prevention Resource Center) hosted the meeting.  Some highlights from the 2017 conference, including the full program, can be found on the conference page. Availability of the 2017 eProceedings will be announced later this year. Many of the presentations can be viewed in the Members section.

SALIS Members: Read all about the conference in the Summer 2017 issue of SALIS News!

Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies: 2016 SALIS e-Proceedings new!

Introduced in 2014, Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies ("SALIS Journal") is the eProceedings for our annual conferences, edited by Judit H. Ward and William Bejarano of Rutgers University. Find the archives for the journal here!

The newest volume, vol. 3, 2016, entitled "A Broader Vision: The Value of Multidisciplinary Lenses," is now available! Based on presentations and posters from our 2016 conference in Denver, CO, the articles address a wide range of topics, including: genetic and environmental influences on substance use, librarians in clinical practice, social media for information dissemination, information literacy, marijuana policy, Hispanic girls and substance use, and reading for recovery.

SALIS Journal is open access: share the link with your friends and colleagues!

The SALIS Collection Tops 1,400 Books & Documents!

The SALIS Collection, a partnership between SALIS and the Internet Archive, features books and other documents of significance to the ATOD field from anyrelevant discipline -- medicine, psychology, history, sociology -- and more, with books from North America, Europe, and Australia, in English and other languages. Once digitized, anyone can "check out" a digital copy of a book and read it online.

The SALIS Collection currently holds over 1,400 books and government digital documents, with hundreds more in the pipeline awaiting digitization. We need your support in order to keep this vitally important project going! Read more about the Collection and how you can help!


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SALIS Outreach to Friends & Fans
  SALIS News free issue       

Not a member? Read a free issue of SALIS News to see what you're missing! On Facebook, SALIS extends our outreach to the wider ATOD and Library communities. Our LinkedIn group gives SALIS members an informal place to connect with each other. Spread the word!

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Updated April 2017