As the holidays approach and in preparation for PAMLA’s Newsletter, the Executive Director would like to solicit any professional news that you might like to share with your colleagues in PAMLA across the US, Canada, and abroad. Typical entries include book and edited volume publications, moves from one institution to another, promotions, notice of new research projects, calls for assistance, and information regarding upcoming conferences that you are organizing or that may be of keen interest to our members.

If you have good news you’d like to share that does not fall into one of those categories, send it along just the same. We’d love to hear from you.

To be included in the February Newsletter, your information should reach the Executive Director, Salah Khan, by email at [email protected], no later than January 15, 2009.

The February Newsletter will include a Call For Papers for the 2009 PAMLA Convention that we’ll be hosting at San Francisco State University, on November 6 and 7. In the coming weeks we’ll post information regarding the San Francisco conference on our website.

Also, the 2009 membership is now open and the online form is now available. As membership runs from conference to conference, please surf on over to the Membership page. Membership payments are now quick and easy! We’ve also updated the page to include full information for joint memberships.

Once there, you’ll no doubt notice that the cost of membership dues remain the same in 2009 as it was in 2008.