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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) is pleased to announce Francesca Evans as the new Community Engagement Librarian!

The Community Engagement Librarian is a new position at GHL. In this role, Francesca will collaborate with State Library of North Carolina team members to plan, develop, and implement the library’s outreach and community engagement program. Additionally, she will assist with traditional reference responsibilities in the GHL reading room and online through the “Chat with a Librarian” service.

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) seeks to preserve, maintain, and enhance a wide ranging and scholarly collection. This allows users to obtain a complete picture of North Carolina. 

To further this mission, we accept donations of books and other materials to help grow the collection.  We are excited to announce a new “Support Our Collection” page on our site that describes the different ways the public can add to our collection.  To learn more about supporting collection or to make a donation please visit, https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/services/support-our-collection 

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ANCHOR: A North Carolina History Online Resource is set up as an online history textbook developed with a sixth to twelfth grade audience in mind -- but it’s a worthwhile resource for learners and junior historians of all ages. Each page is valuable as a standalone resource. We have been working to add historical context to primary sources and additional resources -- including related people, artifacts, lesson plans, and more -- to each ANCHOR page. This will enable students and teachers not only to readily access the wealth of historical knowledge in ANCHOR, but also extend and solidify learning opportunities in a variety of ways. 

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You may have noticed that the library recently began using a new logo on our website and other publications.  We are using new branding as part of a move toward modern styling and to help create a unique identity for the State Library.

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Librarians at the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library (GHL) have developed an online quiz feature in NCpedia to give users a fun way to interact and engage with North Carolina history. Our first quiz is available now, and consists of ten questions designed to test your knowledge of women’s history in our state.

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) has a new exhibit in our reading room containing some of our rarely displayed books. The new exhibit, Alexandre Vattemare: Father of Interlibrary Loan, helps celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month by exploring how many of our rare and unique books made their way into our collection. 

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Did you know that the state of North Carolina has been an advocate for visual and hearing-impaired residents for nearly 175 years? Or that it was the first state in the U.S. to open a school for blind and deaf African American students? To learn more about it, check out a recent addition to the North Carolina Digital Collections, Report of the State School for the Blind and the Deaf (1871-1873, 1877-1904 and 1904-1952).  

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) handles a range of questions about North Carolina from all over the world. We have resources and expertise to answer questions about the state’s broad history and diverse culture; NC data, demographics, and statistics; state government information; and researching your ancestors who lived in or migrated through North Carolina. We can also answer questions about accessing and using our resources—and we can help K-12 students find resources about North Carolina topics during the school day through our chat reference service.

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Looking for fun (and free) events to start the New Year? The GHL will be kicking off the new decade with an array of exciting events and may even be visiting a city near you soon! Check out the events that are coming over the next few months.

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