Bye Bye Blog, Hello Work and Family Researchers Network

By Judi Casey

Yesterday, I announced that we launched Stage One of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) website.  With that important milestone, comes our final Work and Family blog.  Before we sign off, I wanted to tell you how to learn about and share the latest news and events on the new WFRN website.

News to share? You can read or post many types of information to the News Feed including:

•Posting a call for papers, your latest report, or your newsletter.
•Sharing a press release or announcing the publication of your new book.
•Letting your colleagues know about a job opportunity.
•Notifying us of a new website that you want to share with the work and family community.
•Informing us of your TV or radio appearance by providing the link to your interview or news story.

Do you have an article from a news magazine or the popular press that is of interest to the work and family community but not “scholarly” or suitable for the Work and Family Commons? Consider posting it to the News Feed.

Writing a blog?  You can write an original blog or cross post a blog from another website and post it to the News Feed.

News posted to the feed will be auto shared with our Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin accounts. Please follow us on Twitter (@wfrn), like us on Facebook and join our group on Linkedin.

How can you get the news?

1. Go to the home page.
2. Sign up to receive a daily email of all the new items on the website (news, repository, events etc).
3. Sign up for a subscription to our News Feed (delivered to your web-based reader such as Google Reader)

Calendar item to announce? You can view and post an event on our Calendar.  You will be able to inform the work and family community about a conference, workshop, event, or meeting?  You can let others know if you are having a webinar, or looking to inform your colleagues about a call for papers.

That’s it for the Work and Family Blog.  Today will be our final posting.  Previous posts are located in the Archive section of the new website.

Many people have contributed to the success of the Work and Family blog.  At this time, I’d like to especially thank Mary Curlew for her weekly “What’s New in Work and Family” blogs and Jen Hale for her administration and coordination of the blog postings.

Thank you for your support of the blog. I encourage you to become involved with the new Work and Family Researchers Network.