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. 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.
In the meantime, you can read about the 2016 conference. 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.
For a look at other past conferences, please visit our Conference Archive.