SALIS has several committees and SIGs (Special Interest Groups). Members are encouraged to join committees and also to form SIGs as needs and interests arise.
The Advocacy Committee promotes matters of common interest and other information issues of alcohol and other drug libraries and information centers, and makes these issues known in the larger alcohol and drug field.
Chair: Andrea Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governance Committee worked on revising the Bylaws and other issues as directed by the Executive Board. Governance was disbanded as a standing committee in 2010 but may be reconstituted as an ad hoc committee for specific projects.
The International Networking Committee increases awareness of SALIS worldwide and promotes global networks for ATOD information exchange. In 2010, the Australia/New Zealand SIG was dissolved, and its interests were folded into International Networking; in 2018, the Canadian SIG followed suit. Chair: Sheila Lacroix, email@example.com
Membership & Outreach
The Technology & Outreach Committee uses the SALIS website, email list, and social media resources, to support the organization and its activities, and to promote membership through tasks such as recruitment, participation, and retention, in an effort to help keep SALIS strong. Through “outreach” we can contact and communicate with other organizations that share goals similar to those of SALIS, to make them aware of our goals and achievements. Chair: Juan Carlos Vegas, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Multi-Cultural SIG strives to foster an environment that is receptive to multi-cultural issues, highlighting concerns in the areas of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability as they relate to substance use prevention and treatment. The SIG also works to ensure the availability of prevention materials for diverse groups. Chair: Julie Murphy, email@example.com