November Social Media Content For Libraries

Posted by duncan on 10/29/14 9:47 PM

Customer Success, Social Media, Social Media for Libraries, Topic Pages

We understand  your library wants to post fun content to social media but that you might not have the time to dedicate to writing it, so we’d like to help!

Below you will find daily posts, all under Twitter’s 140 character limit (good for Facebook too), that you can copy/paste at your leisure, each linking to a Topic Page, which, for Credo Online Reference Services or Literati subscribers can be a gateway to all kinds of e-resources.

This content is free for the taking, no character-eating attribution to us necessary!

PS: The images below are all in the public domain, with attributions at the bottom of the page.

 

Monday

3 November

Do you know the plural of Octopus? Hint: It isn't "Octopi" http://bit.ly/1zLClYC

Tuesday

4 November

An unspoken rule among presidential historians prohibits discussing James Polk without using the phrase, Dark Horse http://bit.ly/1vivtKo

Wednesday

5 November

Snakes' ability to adapt to life without arms or legs is essentially limb-itless http://bit.ly/104ae6h

Thursday

6 November

Happy Birthday to the original Doctor J.! Dr. James Naismith was born this day in 1861 http://bit.ly/1vivIVE

Friday

7 November

The always radiant Marie Cure was born this day in 1867: http://bit.ly/1tPVHbJ

 

Monday

10 November

You won't have to search as far as Henry Stanley did in your quest to find info on Dr. Livingstone. http://bit.ly/1wdY33I

Tuesday

11 November

Wishing a peaceful Veterans/ Remembrance Day to all! http://bit.ly/1wGtgdR

Wednesday

12 November

Contrary to what Todd Rundgren might have you believe, work and love of drums are not mutually exclusive: http://bit.ly/1wFI1P9

Thursday

13 November

Some art is about tearing down walls; some is about ironically spray painting them: http://bit.ly/1rTLvsT

Friday

14 November

Looking to spark up a conversation about neolithic tools? Try our Flint TopicPage http://bit.ly/101IFLa

 

Monday

17 November

Venn Diagram of engineering feats & awesome shortcuts overlaps 145 yrs ago today with opening of the Suez Canal http://bit.ly/1tPWmKc

Tuesday

18 November

Railroads developed time zones this day in 1883, standardizing our understanding of how late they were running http://bit.ly/1viwx0H

Wednesday

19 November

GettysburgAddress was so concise that punctuated & unabbreviated, it still would have fit in 10 tweets http://bit.ly/1wHc6P3

Thursday

20 November

Will Mockingjay get 2 thumbs up, or Katniss's 3-finger salute? Info on all things symbolic in this TopicPage: http://bit.ly/1FXa5Tk

Friday

21 November

Rocky premiered this day in 1976, tapping into America's love of boxing and montages http://bit.ly/1yIBi7q

 cranberries

Monday

24 November

This Darwin TopicPage is a natural selection for anyone celebrating the 155th anniv of The Origin of Species http://bit.ly/104b7Me

Tuesday

25 November

Edison announced his phonograph 134 years ago, but what people listened to before 'Let It Go,' we're not sure http://bit.ly/1nRKB3Q

Wednesday

26 November

What tofurkey lacks in tradition, it makes up for in carvability. http://bit.ly/101JpzT

Thursday

27 November

Happy Thanksgiving. Wishing all a feast of reliable sources in their upcoming end of the year research: http://bit.ly/1xEyC9G

Friday

28 November

History's 2nd-most-famous Anne Hathaway married William Shakespeare this day in 1582 http://bit.ly/1wMDv3I

Images:

Marie Skłodowska Curie, half-length portrait, seated, facing right. (1890-1934). [Marie Skłodowska Curie, half-length portrait, seated, facing right] [jpeg]. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96512741/

Thanksgiving 1861 croped, By Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891, artist. (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thanksgiving_1861_croped.jpg?fastcci_from=227218

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (18 January, 2011). Cranberries Approved [jpeg]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdaphotos/5367346699