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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.

SALIS Annual International Conference in San Diego, April 28 - May 1, 2015

Image created by Jonathan Bechtol, 2009 for his M.A. in Digital History at Cal State San Marcos. Contact:becht004@cougars.csusm.edu, http://public.csusm.edu/becht004/1915expopage.htmlHosted by the Silver Gate Group, the 2015 SALIS Annual International Conference will convene in sunny San Diego, California on April 28 -- May 1, 2015.

Our theme this year is "Linking Worlds of Knowledge: SALIS, an International Pathway." One hundred years ago, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition, a world’s fair celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal, the first direct pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This year, a century later, SALIS will convene in San Diego for the first time ever. Our theme is inspired by the Panama Canal’s connection of two oceans and their respective hemispheres.

The call for presentation proposals is open, along with information about the conference hotel and scholarships for SALIS members. Please note important deadlines for scholarship applications (Feb. 9) and submitting a presentation proposal (Feb. 23).

Read all about it on the SALIS Conference pages and make your plans for SALIS 2015 in sunny San Diego!


SALIS 2014 Highlights and eProceedings

The program from the 2014 SALIS conference, hosted by the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies on April 29-May 2, 2014 in New Brunswick, NJ, is available on our Past Conferences page. Highlights, photos, impressions of a first-timer, and more can be found in special, SALIS Conference edition of the CAS Library newsletter. SALIS Members can access slides from the conference presentations from the Members Only portal.

For the first time in many years, SALIS conference proceedings were published, courtesy of Center of Alcohol Studies Information Services, and edited by conference hosts Judit Ward and William Bejarano. The proceedings are publicly available online under the title Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies. We hope to continue this practice in 2015 and future conferences.


Renewal Deadline Approaching Fast -- Renew Your Membership Now for 2015!
It's that time of year again: renewals are due by January 31, 2015 in order to retain all benefits. Check out the benefits of membership and top ten reasons for joining SALIS. What are you waiting for???


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 -- 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. 

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SALIS Outreach to Friends & Fans

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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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