ATG Hot Topics 7/31/15

by Erin Gallagher Happy Friday and happy end of July!  Well, I don’t know if that should make us happy, as it means summer is winding down quickly and before you know it, school will be back in sessi...

ATG Hot Topics 7/16/15

By Erin Gallagher                                    Bonjour!  This week, French citizens and Francophiles all over the globe celebrated Bastille Day, which commemorates the day on which the Bastille...

ATG Hot Topics 6/29/15

By Erin Gallagher  Would everyone like to know something that gets me steamed up?  If not, too bad, because I’m going to tell you.  It’s e-book pricing for libraries.  We all understand that retail p...

ATG Hot Topics 6/12/15

By Erin Gallagher Another hot and stormy week comes to a close here in central Florida, and that’s just the weather!  It’s been a hot week for library/literary news as well. Love him or…not love him ...

ATG Hot Topics 6/5/15 

by Erin Gallagher Did anyone else have full moon fever this week?  No, not the marvelous Tom Petty album, but the phenomenon (real or imagined) by which humans and non-human animals alike become a bi...

ATG Hot Topics 5/16/15

By Erin Gallagher. It’s the end of another week, and I hope everyone is enjoying a bit of post-graduation break.  How many readers work at academic libraries that hold classes over the summer?  Our c...

Hot Topics 4/24/15

By Erin Gallagher. Considering that William Shakespeare’s birthday was (allegedly…possibly) this week, I thought it prudent to make our Hot Topics this week All About the Bard. Isn’t it everyone’s dr...

ATG Hot Topics 4/17/15

by Erin Gallagher. Another semester is winding down, the trees are blooming, pollen dances through the air, and here in our library you can cut the final exams stress with a knife.  This is a great t...

ATG Hot Topics 4/10/15

by Erin Gallagher. I can’t believe another spring semester is already winding down.  Are you busy in your libraries teaching last-minute classes or helping stressed-out students with their final rese...

ATG Hot Topics – Hot ER&L Edition!

By Erin Gallagher                                                                                               TGIF!  Are your students getting...

ATG Hot Topics 2/13/15

By Erin Gallagher It’s that magical time of year again when chubby cherubs flit through the clouds and shoot love-tipped arrows at the unsuspecting masses: it’s Friday the 13th! I know, it’s also tim...

ATG Hot Topics 1/31/15

By Erin Gallagher It’s the end of another week and the end of a long, cold month for those of you living up in the tundra (or anything north of Tampa, Florida).  Is anyone attending ALA MidWinter thi...

ATG Hot Topics: 1/16/15

Happy New Year and Happy Hot Topic-ing!  I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely and relaxing holiday break, and that the start of a new semester is not cutting too painfully into peaceful holiday memories....

ATG Hot Topics 12/5/14

By Erin Gallagher I am never so happy to be done with my school days as I am during finals week here at our library. Our students are huddled together around desks with glazed and frantic looks in th...