March 22, 2017

Addiction and Recovery

SPONSORED BY: Central Recovery Press, Hazelden Publishing Company and Library Journal

EVENT TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00 – 10:00 AM PT

With the tragic overdose of renowned actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, many people will turn to libraries with renewed interest in the study and treatment of the disease of addiction. Join us for a remarkable webcast from with two of the most important publishers producing ground-breaking work on this subject and what it means for collection development.

  • Which titles should be on the shelves?
  • How does Obamacare and the Parity Act of 2008 affect access to treatment?
  • What is the latest thinking on the causes of addiction?
  • How does addiction affect families and what sort of books are required reading for research.

Archive is now available!


Patrick Hughes – Sales and Marketing Manager, Central Recovery Press

Patrick Hughes has spent over two decades in the publishing business. In 1993, he founded the North American wing of AK Press, a publisher and distributor of underground media. Since then, he has been a national accounts rep for Last Gasp of San Francisco; the publisher of Axcess magazine; a contributing columnist for The San Francisco Bay Guardian; staff writer for R.U. Sirius’; the Sales and Marketing Director at Greenery Press; the Special Sales Manager for SCB Distributors; founding marketing manager for Alternet Books, and an independent publishing and media consultant.

Alison Vandenberg – Director of Marketing, Consumer Business Director, Hazelden Publishing 

Alison Vandenberg is the director of marketing and consumer business director for the publishing division at Hazelden, the world-renowned drug and alcohol treatment foundation. Established in 1954 with the publication of the recovery mainstay Twenty-Four Hours a Day, today Hazelden Publishing is the leading innovator and disseminator of books, media, and service solutions that advance the knowledge of substance abuse, addiction, and closely related issues.  Alison has worked in the publishing industry for more than seventeen years, including positions at Little, Brown, and Company and the Minnesota Historical Society Press, where she was promoted to Assistant Publisher—Marketing and Sales Director before she  was hired by Hazelden in 2007.


Jamie Watson – Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library

Jamie Watson has been Collection Development Coordinator for Baltimore County Public Library since 2010. She was a previous Library Journal Mover and Shaker.

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