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November 2009Vol. 10, No. 9IASWR Listserv Moves to SWRnet

In a move made to streamline the activities of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR), the IASWR Board recently voted to close IASWR and to assign its functions to other entities. For 15 years, the IASWR served as a link among social work researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The IASWR was founded in 1993 by the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, the Association for Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, and the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education; in 2000, the Society for Social Work and Research also became a supporting organization.

An important communication tool during these years has been the IASWR weekly listserv announcement, which contained information on calls for papers, conferences, funding, and research. That weekly email will continue as the Social Work Research Network (SWRnet) and will be published by the Boston University School of Social Work. The new version will continue to provide timely information for social work researchers and practitioners. For more information or to subscribe, visit the new website: