Never Neutral: Resistance, Persistence, Insistence

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
Association of Mental Health Librarians

2018 Annual Conference - SALIS's 40th, SALIS/AMHL's 3rd
May 1-4 · Berkeley, California, USA

In honor of SALIS's 40th birthday, the 2018 SALIS & AMHL Conference is being held in Berkeley, California, home of SALIS Home! This year's hosts are Julie Murphy of PIRE, Tom Colthurst of the Silver Gate Group, SALIS Executive Director Andrea Mitchell, and Len Levin of the Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL).

Our theme this year is Never Neutral: Resistance, Persistance, Insistence, and presentations will focus on how our work as information professionals and/or policy makers intersects with what can only be described as an assault on facts, privacy, and access to information resources. Read more about our theme on the Call for Abstracts page.

In addition to a range of presentations from SALIS and AMHL members, some of our invited speakers will include:

  • Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW, VP of Community Relations for Flow Kana, on marijuana policy and social justice;
  • Stanton Glantz, PhD, Center for Tobacco Control, Research, and Education (UCSF) on the use, risks, and policy implications of e-cigarettes;
  • Craig Reinarman, PhD, UC Santa Cruz, Department of Sociology, on criminal justice reform in a time of Trump

The Program Agenda is now available!

Making travel plans? Check out the Hotel & Travel page for updated info on airports, transportation, and sightseeing.


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

2018 Conference


Call for Abstracts




Program Agenda

Hotel & Travel