Hot Topics of the Week 9/23/16

Did I miss something this week?  Was there some sort of “autumn equinox” I should have experienced?  Oh wait, that’s right; I live in Florida.  We may not have leaves changing color and temperatures ...

ATG Hot Topics 8/26/16

By Erin Gallagher Welcome back to school, librarians and students!  Classes started on Monday here on our campus, and the library is already abuzz again with the sounds of keyboards clicking, friends...

ATG Hot Topics 8/5/16

by Erin Gallagher Where did the summer go?  Isn’t that what we usually ask ourselves at this point in the year?  I don’t know about you, but I didn’t exactly clear all of my ambitious summer projects...

ATG Hot Topics 7/22/16

by Erin Gallagher I’m back after a brief hiatus last Friday while our library held our annual summer “retreat” at the Orange County History Center.  If you’re ever in Orlando, skip the theme parks an...

ATG Hot Topics 7/8/16

By Erin Gallagher Greetings and happy Friday, everyone!  Now that I’ve successfully recovered from the chaos of the ALA annual conference, I’d love to hear about your experiences if you attended.  Di...

Hot Topics – Orlando Strong

by Erin Gallagher It’s difficult to focus on much else beyond the tragic shooting in my city, Orlando, FL, this week.  Every time we hear about loss of life or senseless violence in the news, our hea...

ATG Hot Topics 6/10/16

By Erin Gallagher Hello out there to everyone enjoying the heat, storms, and relative quiet of summertime. I spent last week in a place I’d never visited before: San Francisco, California. To this Fl...

ATG Hot Topics 5/27/16

by Erin Gallagher Another week down, and we’re diving headfirst into summer here on our campus. Most of the students and teaching faculty have left for research trips, internships, and holidays. It’s...

ATG Hot Topics 5/6/16

by Erin Gallagher Welcome to May, friends and readers.  There’s a lot going on this week in our big old world of readership.  Some is fun and some is…well, it’s just there. Starting with fun, any com...

ATG Hot Topics 4/29/16

by Erin Gallagher Happy springtime and end of semester, everyone!  Are your students and faculty neck-deep in final exams?  Are students literally camped out, slumber party-style, on the floor in you...

ATG Hot Topics 4/22/16

By Erin Gallagher What a week.  Any Prince fans out there?  As someone who grew up listening to his music and wondering which marvelous galaxy he came from, I was very sad to hear of his passing yest...

ATG Hot Topics – ER&L Edition 4/8/16

By Erin Gallagher Happy Friday, everyone!  I write these hot topics from the allergy capital of the U.S.  Okay, I don’t have actual data to back that up, but I know our tree pollen is “very high”, wh...

ATG Hot Topics 3/30/16

By Erin Gallagher Spring officially sprung last weekend, though from the weather coverage of much of the northern U.S., I couldn’t tell.  We’ve got conferences coming up!  Is anyone going to ER&L...

ATG Hot Topics 3/11/16

By Erin Gallagher Spring is in the air!  My Christmas cactus is inexplicable blooming, despite my best efforts to kill it, and we got a nice pollen-fall last night, so the joys of a Floridian pseudo-...