27th Annual SALIS Conference
"Creative Connections: Linking Research to Practice with Information Technology"

May 3-7, 2005, Homewood Suites, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The 2005 SALIS Conference featured an emphasis on information science issues in the broader arena, including new tools needed to help us keep pace with the profession.

The many changes taking place in the technology field find us constantly reevaluating how we provide library services to the populations we serve. Creative Connections brought together many presenters who inspired us to continue our professional development and increase our abilities to provide the best information to our constituents.

The 2005 meeting was hosted by Mary O'Brien and her colleagues at Prevention First.


Highlights of the program included:

  • Sandy DeGroote, Library of Health Sciences, Univ. of Illinois Chicago, "Virtual Reference Implementation"
  • Julie Murphy, Prevention Research Center, "Open Access vs. Toll Access: The Changing Environment"
  • Eric Helmuth, Join Together, "Taming the Jungle: New Approaches to Reach Your Online Audience"
  • Erin Sweat, Pacific Southwest ATTC, "Going Beyond Training: Leveraging Research and Reference to Assist State Agencies"
  • David Rosenbloom, Join Together and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "New Medications for Addiction Treatment"

View the final Program.

Powerpoint slides from many of the presentations can be viewed by SALIS members in the Members section of this website. Click here for information about other past SALIS conferences.