Growth is a powerful and sometimes paradoxical force. Over the last few months the resources we have developed have expanded well beyond the staff available to maintain them. While it is an understatement to say that we have been stretched thin, the good news is that the light at the end of the tunnel has arrived.
As of this week the best possible candidate has joined Boys and Men in Education to help maintain and expand our key offering: the databases. These critical resources are used by parents, teachers, advocates, attorneys, reporters, administrators, students, and concerned citizens across the West.
Preferring anonymity (and his role by no means requires him to forgo that), he is known as Mr. Archivist, founder of MrArchivist.com. He impressed many in the advocacy community by compiling nearly 1,000 research records into a database on men’s issues and making them publicly available. His intellectual integrity, disciplined approach, and eye for quality make him an excellent fit for this platform, and he shares in our vision as blacksmiths aiming to equip the broader community with well-honed research. Joining Boys and Men in Education will also give his work more of the reach it deserves.
Just to recap, we currently have five databases. If you know of any entries we can add to any of them please let me know via the contact form. Those databases are:
- Lawsuits database
- Events database
- Education research database, which contains ten sub-databases.
- Men’s groups database
- Scholarships database
We are always adding new features to the database. A revamped changelog, found in each database, will give you a good idea of what changes have been made, and when.
Due to the unique value of these databases, the seriousness of the issues they address, and the quality of Mr. Archivist’s work, I think it only fair that he should be compensated for his time. Please join me in supporting him by clicking on this link to donate.
Now that our staff is much more proportionate to work involved we can truly begin taking this operation to the next level. Please join us in doing so!
Note: Mr. Archivist’s profile has been added to the Staff & Writers page. Check it out!