Letter from the Executive Director

2009 ASA News  
As many of you already are aware, on January 30, the African Studies Association launched a major overhaul to improve our website and our online system. The Secretariat has been working assiduously to streamline the process for accessing the new and enhanced features of myASA, which integrates membership features, including an enhanced members-only, searchable ASA Directory; voting; the Annual Meeting Call for Proposals submission system; an enhanced shopping cart that now makes publications
more » ... ilable for purchase online and that accepts an expanded range of credit cards, including from foreign banks, which makes it easier for international members to process payments; and communities, which will allow individuals and groups to disseminate announcements, news, and other important correspondence that can be archived in a dedicated fi le library for future reference. We are also working to make the website an even greater resource not only for individuals, but also for the Association's 34 coordinate organizations, which now have a clearly designated link on the ASA website. Please take a moment to update your myASA profi le; the search for colleagues in the Member Director is far more rewarding if contact and demographic information (i.e., discipline, countries of interest, availability as an asylum/media expert, interest in service on an ASA committee, etc.) is current.
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