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-...

ATG Hot Topics 3/4/16  

By Erin Gallagher Don’t worry, readers, I’m not getting political, but this week I’d like to share some ways that libraries and the book industry are getting national recognition.  Every now and then...

ATG Hot Topics  2/19/16   

by Erin Gallagher I realized earlier this week that I’ve hit my two-year anniversary of writing for the Hot Topics column.  Huzzah!  I couldn’t be more grateful to the stellar crew at Against the Gra...

ATG Hot Topics 2/5/16

By Erin Gallagher It’s been a banner week for hot news.  Here in Florida, we’re being overrun by residential anacondas.  As a nation, we once again forced some poor, unsuspecting groundhog to amuse a...

ATG Hot Topics Return!

By Erin Gallagher              I know I’m a lot late, but Happy New Year!  I admit that my absence was due to a jolly holiday spent hiking and driving around New Zealand’s South Island.  It was the t...

ATG Hot Topics 12/18/15

By Erin Gallagher It’s beginning to look a lot like…summer!  I wish I could say that a chilly holiday is upon us as I snuggle up in a fuzzy blanket before a warm fire, but it’s still flip-flops and u...

ATG Hot Topics 11/24/15

By Erin Gallagher In reality, it probably started before Halloween this year, but now that Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, we’re officially in the quick and dirty race to the holidays.  F...

Hot Topics: The Charleston Afterglow Edition 11/13/15

By Erin Gallagher                                                                It’s post-Charleston week, and though I’ve been battling a cold I picked up at the conference (I blame the train ride…...

Hot Topics: Charleston Bound!

By Erin Gallagher 10/30/15                                                                                             We have a spooooky weekend...

ATG Hot Topics 10/16/15

By Erin Gallagher The ides of October are upon us, and All Hallow’s Eve quickly approaches.  The moon has appeared as a graceful sliver of white for the past few nights.  What a lovely time of year. ...

ATG Hot Topics 10/9/15

By Erin Gallagher What a week in merger news!  Tis the season for…acquiring massive library systems providers, apparently.  The hottest topic in the library world this week has been the announcement ...