Engage with the Government & Heritage Library through Virtual Events

Monday, May 25, 2020

Though recent stay-home orders and social distancing efforts have limited many of our opportunities to connect with others, the staff at the Government & Heritage Library (GHL) are very thankful for modern technology and the ability it has to bring people together despite physical separation. Many libraries and cultural institutions have recently had to close their doors to the public in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing the cancellation of several in-person events, workshops, and meetings. While our staff misses engaging with our patrons in-person, the GHL continues the National Library Week effort of “bringing the library to your place” by bringing several outreach events to you virtually! 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

Personal Digital Archiving: Manage & Provide - Webinar 

Wednesday, May 27th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm 

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The last workshop is the Personal Digital Archiving workshop series focuses on managing access to your content and copies, reviewing and maintaining your archive, password management, and planning for the unexpected. This webinar will be held online. More information about the webinar and registration can be found online at the following link: https://bit.ly/PDA_MP. Once you register, you will receive information on how to join the session. No prior digital archiving experience is necessary to attend. 

This series of workshops are supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).  

Let’s Talk 2020 Census – Webinar 

Wednesday, June 10th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  

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Just 55% of North Carolinians have responded to the 2020 United States Census. Why should North Carolina residents care about the 2020 Census, when there are so many other serious issues occurring in our lives and communities right now? The truth is the Census matters because of the serious issues we’re currently facing. Join the NC Government & Heritage Library to find out why, in a Q & A session with Governor's Census Liaison, Bob Coats. This webinar will be held online at https://bit.ly/Census2020SLNC

View Past Presentations 

Though our literary friend Jay Gatsby never got his opportunity to relive the past, you have the opportunity to turn back the clock. Often the GHL has recorded its workshops and events. And all are available online! Check out the State Library of North Carolina’s YouTube channel at the following link and discover online content from all three branches of the State Library, including the GHL: https://www.youtube.com/statelibrarync. Want to learn more about conducting genealogical research, digital preservation, or searching for different online collections? An abundance of video content is waiting for you on our YouTube page. 

Be in the know about all that is happening with the GHL by engaging with our social media content! Be sure to like the Government & Heritage Library on Facebook and follow us on both Instagram (@foreverythingnc) and Twitter (@ForEverythingNC). 

Have a suggestion for new virtual content you would like to see from the GHL? Feel free to contact us here: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/contact-us


Taylor Thompson, Reference Service Assistant