In what is truly wonderful news, SBL executive director Kent Richards released the following statement this past Friday:
“Bibliobloggers an SBL Partner I’m very pleased to announce, after discussions with Jim West that the Society of Biblical Literature and Bibliobloggers have become affiliated. We look forward to partnering at our North American and international meetings every year.
This partnership will make possible the fostering of biblical scholarship and communication among members of both groups. The affiliation will enable Bibliobloggers to meet and hold sessions in conjunction with the SBL meetings.
Individual bibliobloggers who are members of the Society of Biblical Literature and who wish to identify themselves as affiliates of SBL may post the affiliation on their blog.
I want to thank Jim and his colleagues for their efforts. This is a partnership long overdue, and it’s great to see it come to fruition.
Kent Harold Richards
It will be interesting to see how all this spins out, but this is wonderful news. To make the connection known, I have added a new banner on the ride sidebar. Do check it out.
So, what do you think? How can/will this affect blogging? And, who will be the first to propose a session (and how in the world do you do that anyways?!?!).
H/T: Jim West.