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: 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 ...

ATG Hot Topics 9/25/15

By Erin Gallagher This week marked the first official day of fall, with the autumn equinox falling (no pun intended…) on the 23rd.  This is not to be confused with daylight savings time, which doesn’...

ATG Hot Topics 9/18/15

By Erin Gallagher It’s that time of year again.  For what, you may ask?  Apple picking?  Sweaters?  Bonfires?  Not in Florida!  But seriously, it’s starting to feel a bit autumnal even down here in t...

ATG Hot Topics 9/4/15

by Erin Gallagher I must admit that, this week, the hottest topic in our library isn’t related to libraries at all, but rather the 8-foot-long King cobra on the loose in our fair city of Orlando.  Ou...

ATG Hot Topics  8/28/15

by Erin Gallagher So much going on this week!  Our new semester started…students moved in and promptly got lost…Women’s Equality Day…National Dog Day…and most importantly, my birthday.  Oh, and a pot...