Welcome to 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.
"Progressive Bridges: Changing the Landscape"
35th Annual SALIS Conference
Berkeley, CA, April 30-May 3, 2013
SALIS met in Berkeley, California for the 35th annual conference. Highlights included speakers from Google and Facebook and a trip to the Internet Archive in San Francisco for a tour of their book-scanning project, personally conducted by founder Brewster Kahle. Conference presentations are available to members in the Members-only section of the website.
The 2013 conference was hosted by Andrea Mitchell, Institute for Scientific Analysis; Julie Murphy, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation; and Tom Colthurst, Silver Gate Group, at the Berkeley City Club. Thanks for a great conference!
The 2014 Conference will be hosted by the Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University. The Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS) is known nationally and internationally as a leader in alcohol research, education and training, and documentation and publication of alcohol literature. To be on a mailing list for information about the 2014 conference, write to SALIS Home.
SALIS Raises the Alarm as Libraries, Databases Continue to Close
Members of SALIS are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of addiction specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever. An editorial by the SALIS Advocacy Committee outlines the problem and recommends action: "Collective Amnesia: Reversing the Global Epidemic of Addiction Library Closures" was published in the journal Addiction in June 2012. Read the Editorial and Comments from researchers and librarians -- and please share this important issue with colleagues in both the addiction and library communities.
Online Booksellers Benefit SALIS
SALIS has affiliations with three major online stores that sell books and other items: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and Hazelden. Through the affiliate program, SALIS receives a small commission on purchases made online from that retailer -- books, videos, gifts or anything they sell -- if the shopping originates from a link on the SALIS website. It costs you nothing extra, but you must shop via the links on this website for your purchase to benefit SALIS.
||SALIS Outreach to Friends & Fans
Not a member? Read a free issue of SALIS News to see what you're missing! With a new page 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!
If you have questions and/or comments about the website, please contact the SALIS