Changes coming to NASW’s digital communications

In the last year, surveys have revealed that members are interested in more, and better, digital communications. We’re excited to announce several new initiatives to help fulfill these desires.

Later this summer a long-awaited redesign of nasw.org will be arriving. With a fresh, clean look and vastly improved navigation, the site will provide simple access to resources like the member directory and job ads. A huge shout out to NASW’s Cybrarian Russ Clemings, Kathryn Jepsen, and the Internet Committee for their shepherding of the redesign process.

Toward the end of the year, we will be debuting a new digital newsletter. To accomplish this and coordinate content across platforms, we will be rolling print and digital content together under one editor for the successor to longtime ScienceWriters magazine editor Lynne Friedmann. We anticipate putting out a call for applications later this summer. If you’re interested in sharing your skills with NASW, stay tuned for the announcement.

In preparation for these changes, the ScienceWriters Today daily update sent to the newsgroups will be taking a hiatus starting later this week. @ScienceWriters will still be your source for tweets of interest to the field, and you can send recommendations to twitter@nasw.org. We owe special thanks to Russ Clemings who has served as web editor and the voice behind our Twitter and Facebook accounts and ScienceWriters Today since 2011. Russ will still be an integral part of nasw.org as he continues in the role of Cybrarian, maintaining the membership database functions, site upgrades, and the myriad member service functions on the web. If you’d like to add your thanks to ours for years of daily updates from across the field, drop a line to cybrarian@nasw.org.