by Courtney McAllister
After reflecting on some of the shortcomings associated with single author trend analysis, the ATG Team is pleased to introduce a bigger, better version of Hot Topics! Starting Monday, Hot Topics will bring together a wider range of voices to reflect on new developments and opportunities that impact our work as information professionals. The goal is to encourage reflection, interactive discussion, and practical problem solving, so practitioners can adapt to emerging developments and collaboratively work through new challenges.
Kent Anderson will kick off the new Hot Topics on Monday with a fascinating piece about how our digital landscape preserves, and in some cases perpetuates, our personal and professional shortcomings. It turns out the “right to be forgotten” case was just the tip of the iceberg!
We’re very fortunate to have Kent share his work with Hot Topics. Kent is also serving as a member of the Hot Topics Advisory Board, which consists of phenomenally talented folks who will help identify emerging trends and developments that warrant exploration and discussion.
Current Advisory Board Members:
- Kent Anderson (RedLink)
- Maggie Farrell (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
- Rachel Fleming (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga)
- Erin Gallagher (University of Florida)
- Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
- George Machovec (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries)
- Darby Orcutt (NCSU)
We appreciate their generosity in sharing their expertise and leadership!
So, you’ll be seeing more variety in terms of trends and perspectives. Are there any developments or issues you’d like the new Hot Topics to address? What’s on your mind or directly impacting your work as a practitioner or scholar? Please leave a comment below to put it on our radar.
(If you have any questions about the new ATG Hot topics, please email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Courtney McAllister is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Yale University’s Lillian Goldman Law Library in New Haven, Connecticut. Her scholarship focuses on organizational cultures, scholarly communication, assessment, and emerging technologies. Her MLIS is from the University of South Carolina: Columbia. She holds an MA in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick and a BA in English from the University of Mary Washington. She has contributed chapters to Technical Services: Adapting to a Changing Environment (Purdue UP) and Creativity for Library Career Advancement: Perspectives, Techniques and Eureka Moments (with Christine Elliott, McFarland). She is the author of an upcoming LITA Guide on applying change management practices to library systems and technologies. Courtney is Associate Editor of The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis).