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. Incorporated in California
since 1988, SALIS is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue
Service under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3)
as a non-profit corporation.
SALIS was created in 1978 with assistance from the U.S. National
Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute
on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In 1986, Librarians
and Information Specialists in Addictions (LISA), the Canadian
counterpart, merged with SALIS. SALIS is a non-profit organization
with an Executive Director and a member-elected Board.
In 1989, SALIS became an affiliate member of the International
Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA). SALIS continues
in an active role of collaboration with the Center for Substance
Abuse Prevention (CSAP) RADAR Network and NIAAA-CSAP Alcohol
and Other Drug Thesaurus project.
- Promote the dissemination of knowledge and objective,
accurate information about the use and consequences of alcohol,
tobacco, and other drugs.
- Provide a communications network for those working in
the ATOD field.
- Encourage cooperation and linkages among members and information
- Serve as an advocate for members on matters of common
- Support professional development programs.
SALIS bylaws establish the principles under which the organization
is governed. Bylaws
Support for Members to Promote SALIS and SALIS Projects
In May 2013 the SALIS Board approved a new policy offering support to SALIS members who attend a professional conference or meeting to promote SALIS and SALIS projects. Up to two Travel Grants of up to $200 each will be offered per year. Travel Policy