New Work and Family Researchers Network Website is Now Live

By Judi Casey

Exciting news!  We are pleased to announce the launch of Stage One of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) website.  The new WFRN (formerly the Sloan Work and Family Research Network), was formed in response to the need for an international membership association of interdisciplinary work and family researchers and scholars.

The WFRN also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders.

Starting today, you can browse the new website, create your own login, view and post to our News Feed and Calendar as well as access the Sloan Network Archive.  In addition, you can sign-up to become a member of WFRN.

Members will take leadership roles in running all facets of the organization, and in providing content of interest to the interdisciplinary work and family research community.

Here’s how you can get involved with the WFRN:

•    Visit our new website

•    Become a member

•    Get a login to contribute content

•    Read and post news items to our News Feed

•    View and post events to our Calendar

•    Access the Sloan Network Archive

•    Submit a paper or symposium for our June 14-16, 2012 conference in New York City, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family. Deadline September 30, 2011.

Later this fall when we launch Stage Two of the website, we will introduce the Work and Family Commons (WFC). WFC is a new open access subject matter repository hosted by the WFRN; the first such repository created to gather and preserve the intellectual output of the work and family research community and to offer immediate, permanent online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, worldwide.

Your support and participation will help to advance, promote, and preserve interdisciplinary work and family scholarship and move the field forward.  We encourage you to become a member and get involved.

Questions?  Visit FAQ or Contact us.