The NC County of the Week for March 9-March 15 is Pitt!
Each week, we highlight information and resources that relate to a particular county in North Carolina. To follow along, on our participating Facebook and Twitter accounts, simply look for the hash tag #nccotw. You will also find pins related to that county on the Government & Heritage Library’s Pinterest account!
Follow us this week for great information about the people, history, geography, and culture of Pitt County.
In March 2013, Governor McCrory created the N.C. Center for Safer Schools in order to create safer schools through research, training, and technical assistance. The center collaborates with state, federal, local and community-based resources and is a centralized, customer-focused school safety and crisis prevention resource. The report focuses on what has been accomplished so far and it documents the initial scan of the state’s current school safety practices. A few of the major findings of the forums that were held in nine locations across North Carolina was that school safety is everyone’s responsibility and not one agency can provide all of the necessary support; SROs (School Resource Officers) are an important and valued resource; school safety planning must include mental/behavioral health and trauma-focused elements; and that bullying and cyber-bullying are continuing issues and are of critical importance. Through this work, the Center hopes to provide a better understanding of what is needed to ensure safety in North Carolina schools.
This publication can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here.
If you have a young North Carolina history buff in your family, you’re likely familiar with the Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine. Published twice yearly since 1961 by the North Carolina Museum of History, this fun, fact-filled publication is a delight to anyone interested in learning about North Carolina’s past.
The Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine is a companion publication for the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association clubs found in schools around the state. With a different theme every issue, topics as wide ranging as Native Americans in North Carolina , the NC State Fair , and the development of public works in our state, are featured. Contests, an annual convention, and awards for history projects keep kids engaged and learning about all things North Carolina.
The issues published between 1961 and 1991 are now available in the North Carolina Digital Collection at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll9/id/127176.
To learn more about the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, visit http://www.ncdcr.gov/ncmoh/Learn/TarHeelJuniorHistorianAssociation.aspx.
I don’t remember what I was originally searching when I came across a book from 1947 titled Book Displays: January to December in the North Carolina Digital Collections. My curiosity prompted me to take a closer look, however. I am always interested in catching a glimpse of what professional texts were like decades ago. This book was written by Mary Peacock Douglas, who was a former State School Library Adviser, and Betty Gosnold Jeffrey, who was a former librarian from Broughton High School in Raleigh. It was issued by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The intended audience was librarians and educators.
Yes, the book is outdated by today’s standards, and uses antiquated terminology in places. It lists holidays and birthdays of famous historical figures for each month, and has information on creating bulletin board displays, table displays, glass case displays, shelf displays, and small space displays. Some of the suggestions also provide an interesting slice of life at at time. For instance, here is a tip in this book for a display about “Army Day”:
Feature Army insignias and opportunities in the Army. Get material and posters from recruiting station at post office.
I am trying to remember if I have ever seen Army recruiting materials at a post office. Take a look and see what else has changed, and what has not, in the past 67 years!