Our Bloggers

Who are the bloggers?

Our bloggers are all employees of the State Library of North Carolina and work in the Government & Heritage Library.  Each blogger is an expert in their field and blogs on events, developments, and news for a particular topic or department.

Michelle (ncencyclopedia)

Michelle has worked at the State Library of North Carolina since 2006. She is currently a Digital Projects Manager with the Government & Heritage Library’s Digital Information Management Program. One of her current projects is coordinating and updating the online eNCyclopedia. Michelle is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She spent ten years as a reference librarian at Wake County Public Libraries, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Library and the State Library of North Carolina. She also enjoys poetry, volunteering and companion parrots.

Rebecca (Reference and Outreach)

Rebecca has recently relocated to Raleigh from Chicago and is now the Reference and Outreach Librarian for the Government and Heritage Library. Rebecca coordinates outreach and programming efforts for the Government and Heritage Library.  She is a graduate of Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Rebecca enjoys going thrift shopping, discovering new places for barbeque, reading and tap dancing.

Kurt (NC State Publications Clearinghouse)

Kurt is the Agency Outreach Librarian for the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse at the Government & Heritage Library in downtown Raleigh. The Clearinghouse collects the paper and digital publications of all North Carolina state agencies in order to provide greater access to them and to preserve them. Kurt’s job is to assist state agencies with submitting their publications to the Clearinghouse. He has a Masters of Library Science from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University.

Erin (slncgenealogy)

Erin has worked at the State Library of North Carolina since 2005.  She is currently the Genealogy Reference Librarian of the Government & Heritage Library.  Erin received her Bachelor’s degree in history at North Carolina State University, a Master’s degree in public history with a concentration in archives from North Carolina State University, and her Master of Library Science degree at North Carolina Central University in Durham.  Besides helping others with there genealogical research, Erin has been doing her own genealogical research for over 20 years and has spent the past 10 years working on a project to identify and document free African Americans in antebellum North Carolina.


  1. The pop-up “snap-shots” are really annoying.

    • I agree please Kill these they just repeat what is already seen. It is a beautiful site otherwise. How about a separate blog just for genealogy!

      • Thank you for your comments and suggestions. Readers of the blog do have the option of turning off the preview/snap-shots. To turn off the snap-shots put your mouse over the link or photo; when the preview appears you can turn off the preview (it should appear on the upper right or lower right corner).

        In the coming weeks please be on the look out for regular Genealogy postings and thank you for reading!

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