For the 2nd year in a row, SALIS will partner with the Association of Mental Health Librarians to present a combined conference. Hosts will be Len Levin (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA) and Sonja Mertz (Minnesota Prevention Resource Center). The conference will be held from May 3-6 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, MA, about one hour away from Boston.
The 2017 SALIS/AMHL Annual Conference theme is “Real Health: The Importance of Professionals in Today’s Information Climate.” 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. Presenters will 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.
AMHL Members: Please read the special notice about your registration fee on the registration page.
Find a brief schedule for the conference and some highlights from our exciting presenters on our Program Agenda page. A special treat for conference attendees will be a tour of the American Antiquarian Society.
For a look at other past conferences, please visit our Conference Archive.