Reminder – 5th Joint Conference of SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists) and AMHL (the Association of Mental Health Librarians)

Join Us!  April 22-24, 2020

SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists) and AMHL (the Association of Mental Health Librarians) invite you to spend 3 wonderful days in the nation’s capital meeting with & learning from expert ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and mental health information professionals.

The theme of the conference is Capital Ideas: Revolutionary Solutions for Unconventional Times. Traditional models for storing, accessing, and sharing information are being challenged and replaced. Today, information professionals need to know how to transform the way they work to help improve population health.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Michele M. Wu, MLIS, JD, Associate Dean for Library Services at Georgetown University, Digital Lending and Copyright
  • M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore, Resistance is Futile: Change or Die it is
  • Thomas Babor, PhD, MPH, Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Addiction Science: Revolutionary Ideas for Unconventional Times

Share your research, outreach and educational initiatives with your fellow information professionals. We are still accepting poster and oral presentation submissions. The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to March 10, 2020.

Registration is open. Library school students pay just $50 to attend. The conference will take place at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, the first federally-funded psychiatric hospital. Visit for more information, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, and to submit your proposal.

Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided on the first two days. Network with information professionals while enjoying refreshments at the Welcome Reception. Attendees will be provide a behind the scenes tour of the Melvin Sabshin, M.D. Library and Archives of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The library has a collection of around 2,400 rare books, artifacts, and photographs documenting the history of psychiatry and the APA.


Juan Carlos Vega, MLS
Information Access & Community Engagement Specialist


Cell: (787) 565-2896




Toni C. Yancey, MLS

Health Sciences Librarian

Saint Elizabeths Hospital

DC Department of Behavioral Health

1100 Alabama Ave, S.E., Suite 256.01

Washington, DC 20032 or



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