SALIS/AMHL 2016 Conference
A Broader Vision: The Value of Multidisciplinary Lenses

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
Association of Mental Health Librarians

May 4-7, 2016
Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA

In 2016, SALIS partnered with the Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL) to present the first of what we hope will be many joint SALIS/AMHL conferences!

Presentations and posters covered a range of multidisciplinary subjects, including information literacy; novel psychoactive substances; peer support in mental health; social media; genetic and environmental influences on substance use and emotional health; open access and "predatory" journals; and local, national, and international perspectives on legalization of marijuana.

This year's conference also included two workshops: AMHL presented on the Bridges Project, an online tool to help persons with serious mental illness find information about co-morbidities; and SALIS on the SALIS/Internet Archive Digitization (Digs) Project.

Speakers from both AMHL and SALIS were featured in the program. Invited local speakers included:

  • Chrissie Hodges, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, discussing the value of peer support;
  • Dana Abbey, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, focusing on the search for evidence-based research;
  • Ali Maffey & Elyse Contreras, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, describing the impact of Colorado's marijuana policies on public health; and
  • Jeffrey Beall, University of Colorado, Denver, providing essential information for librarians about predatory open access journals.

View the full 2016 program.

As always, SALIS greatly appreciates the support of its generous 2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Courney Drysdale of the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University served as the local host. Also on the planning committee were Vaughan Birbeck, Nita Bryant, Tom Colthurst, Kate Elder, Andrea Mitchell, and Nancy Sutherland.

For a look at past conferences, please visit our Conference Archive.