Transitioning from the Sloan Network to the Work and Family Researchers Network

By Judi Casey 

Things are changing as we transition from the Sloan Network to the new Work and Family Researchers Network and I wanted to keep you informed.

First, many of you know that we distributed the final issue of The Network News last week.  Since 1999, The Network News has been delivered by the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to over 5,000 readers. We would like to acknowledge the many staff, students and contributors who made the Network News the great resource that you have enjoyed. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal readers over the years and invite you to continue to be part of our community as we evolve into the new Work and Family Researchers Network.

Second, we are thrilled to announce that we will launch Stage 1 of our new website in September 2011.  Later this month, you will be able to create a 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.

Later this fall during Stage 2 of our launch, you will be able to view and deposit materials to our subject-matter open access repository.  You will continue to have access to the Sloan Network website until the full launch and then the Sloan Network will close. If you would like to be added to our mailing list so we can keep you updated on these activities, please email us.

Lastly, new blog posts this month will focus on the features available on the new website of the WFRN. Once the new website is operational, we will close the Work and Family blog sponsored by the Sloan Network.  It’s hard to believe that since April 2009, we have published over 500 posts.  Previous blog posts will be archived on our new website.  Thank you to all our blog readers and contributors!