5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference
42nd Annual SALIS Conference
April 27 – 29, 2021 (Virtual)
Building Back Better in the Post Pandemic World
The current pandemic has shaken up the world and revealed many cracks in our systems, including how information is valued, accessed and used. It is time for information professionals to reassess our work in continuing to advocate for the value of the role we play in preserving knowledge and fostering information literacy to reduce vulnerability and build community resilience.
We are developing an interesting and varied program to appeal not only to SALIS and AMHL members, but to the broader community of librarian and information specialists, as well as others involved in issues related to mental health, behavioral addictions, and alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, opioids and other drugs.
Times: The conference, via Zoom, will be held approximately 2 hours per day, exact time TBD. International time zones will be considered.
Guest speakers include: Tom Babor on the upcoming release of the 3rd edition of ‘Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity’ – Can a book change the world for the better?; Michelle Wu – Controlled Digital Lending; and M. J. Toohey – Resistance is Futile: Change or Die it is.
Tom Babor, Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Connecticut, has been a frequent presenter at our conferences and a strong supporter of the work of SALIS over the years.
Michelle Wu is an attorney, and a retired law librarian and professor, now self employed and working in the Washington DC area. She recently received the Internet Archive Hero Award for establishing the legal basis for Controlled Digital Lending (CDL).
M. J. Toohey is the Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library; and Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
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