This is the first issue of the SLNC Government and Heritage Library’s educator newsletter! In hopes of making your lives easier, we will be publishing a quarterly digital newsletter with content curated specifically for educators. If you’d like the newsletter sent directly to your inbox, make sure to subscribe.
Meet Your Education & Instruction Librarian
Kate Tompkins joined the Government & Heritage Library in May 2023 as the Education & Instruction Librarian. Before moving to North Carolina, Kate was a school librarian for 13 years in St. Augustine, Florida. Kate has a passion for literacy engagement with young people and would love to work with you! Reach out to Kate to plan a collaboration for your staff, your students, or yourself by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Want to Hear from You!
We’ve recently launched a survey to gauge educators’ needs and gain your perspective to direct the creation of new resources and services. Please take a moment and fill out our survey at , and feel free to share with your colleagues so we can hear from as many of you as possible. Your feedback will help shape the future of our services, so we value your time and input greatly!
Featured New Title in Our Collection
Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero by Cate Lineberry
Read the amazing story behind a little-known figure in American history, Robert Smalls, who went from enslavement to a hero of the Union, and finally to a United States Congressman.
If you live in the Raleigh area or are in town visiting, please visit us in person to check out books and more! We are open Tuesday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm. If you’re not local, and your public library is a member of the NC Cardinal library consortium, you can still check out Be Free or Die through our resource sharing service. You can also ask your local library to request it via interlibrary loan. Visit your local public library or visit our NC Cardinal page to see if they are members of the NC Cardinal library consortium.
Featured Primary Source
Our recently updated North Carolina Digital Collections contains over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other North Carolina resources from the State Library and the State Archives. The State Fair Ephemera collection contains digitized North Carolina State Fair materials like premium lists, programs, and photographs. With the State Fair coming up in October, what better time to browse our digital collections and give your students a glimpse of what past fairs were like!
Featured Online Resource
It can be tricky for teachers and students alike to find and evaluate the credibility of primary sources online. Our Getting to Primary Sources Research Guide provides you with a variety of resources to walk you through finding primary sources, evaluating them, and using them in the classroom. If you’d like one-on-one help navigating primary sources online, use our Book-a-Librarian service for a free 30-minute virtual consultation by emailing email@example.com or by visiting our Book A Librarian page.
We have also added new coloring and activity sheets to NCpedia for your students to enjoy! Check them out.
SLNC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in North Carolina, Zoom Virtual Program
October 10, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
NC Trivia with the State Archives and the State Library of North Carolina at the Raleigh Times
October 25, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST