Real Health: The Importance of Professionals in Today's Information Climate

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
Association of Mental Health Librarians

May 3-6, 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts

Call for Abstracts is OPEN!

Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

With an increased debate between “real information” and “fake news”, the information professional’s work of providing unbiased and accurate information to their community, has become even more vital. Uncertainty in the future of our library budgets and resources can cloud our intended missions and goals. We ask presenters to consider how the work of information professionals needs to continue to address health information concerns, including substance abuse/use and mental health, in an era of uncertainty and challenges.

To discuss your abstract topic, contact the conference hosts Len Levin (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA) and Sonja Mertz (Minnesota Prevention Resource Center). 

If your presentation is accepted, you will have an opportunity to publish your paper in the Conference eProceedings published by the Center for Alcohol Studies, at Rutgers University. See earlier SALIS Conference Proceedings as examples. (2016 proceedings are pending)

To enter or edit your abstract, follow instructions for entry (or editing) on this page:

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: March 1, 2017
  • Presentation file required: April 21, 2017
  • Submission for eConference Proceedings: TBA

If you have problems with the online submission form, please contact SALIS webmaster Nancy Sutherland (

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