December Social Media Content For Libraries

Posted by duncan on 11/30/14 8:56 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

1 December

Glaciers not guns: Antarctica was declared a military-free continent this day in 1959 http://bit.ly/1y94qYq

Tuesday

2 December

As you prepare to travel this season, try to forget that the inventers of the 1st airplane were highschool dropouts http://bit.ly/1rIc1FS

Wednesday

3 December

Cardio-historians are pumped to celebrate the anniversary of the first <3 transplant in 1967. http://bit.ly/1vYe7c2

Thursday

4 December

Did you know Reindeer are the only deer in which both sexes have antlers? http://bit.ly/11EC5eq

Friday

5 December

Prohibition ended in the US this day in 1933. Cheers! http://bit.ly/1uXvceU

 

Monday

8 December

Happy BDay to the industrious Eli Whitney! http://bit.ly/1uXvjHo

Tuesday

9 December

In modern financial terms Poor Richards Almanac was so successful as to "make it rain"  http://bit.ly/1B2hfVu  #AllAbouttheBenjamins

Wednesday

10 December

If Time Management were a sport, this part of the year would be its Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/12g3ymC

Thursday

11 December

One of America's most famous rocks was landed upon this day in 1620: http://bit.ly/1zKnjwW

Friday

12 December

Let my people go... out to the movies: New Exodus film starring Christian Bale opens tonight http://bit.ly/1uXvIK6

 

Monday

15 December

Hannukah begins tomorrow at sundown! Learn more about the festival of lights with this Topic Page: http://bit.ly/1yvJtWe

Tuesday

16 December

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that today is Jane Austen's birthday:  http://bit.ly/1tAG0za

Wednesday

17 December

Forgetting that today is National Maple Syrup Day could land you in a sticky situation... http://bit.ly/12g3LGt

Thursday

18 December

Retweet this if you agree that Information Literacy is the gift that keeps on giving! http://bit.ly/1FGNvxj

Friday

19 December

Don't be a Scrooge, share this Dickens TopicPage with your friends! http://bit.ly/1vYedjF

 

Monday

22 December

Dostoevsky dodged a bullet when his execution was stayed this day in 1849. http://bit.ly/1yoZDiZ

Tuesday

23 December

Festivus for the rest of us! Let's all gather around this aluminum Topic Page http://bit.ly/1FGrnkP

Wednesday

24 December

Happy BDay to teen-love-geometrist Stephanie Meyer http://bit.ly/1DRSj2F

Thursday

25 December

Did you know that in Japan stockings are hung on the bathtub stove pipe? Learn about other world X-mas customs here: http://bit.ly/1vzqMP7

Friday

26 December

St. Nicholas is a patron saint of archers, which might explain all that Katniss merch in your stocking this year http://bit.ly/1rGwpgi

 

Monday

29 December

How long was Texas an independent republic before joining the US this day in 1845? http://bit.ly/127F5Rq

Tuesday

30 December

USSR established this day in 1922 to the fears of many and the delight of espionage novelists everywhere http://bit.ly/1uXwvdV

Wednesday

31 December

In Scotland, today is known as Old Year’s Night, or "Hogmanay." Happy New Year to people everywhere! http://bit.ly/1tqxQdD

Images:

Bringing Home A Christmas Tree, By edited by Mary Mapes Dodge [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bringing_Home_A_Christmas_Tree.jpg

Second Candle of Hanukkah, By Noam Furer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Second_candle_of_Hanukkah.JPG

Christmas Tree, By Kelvinsong (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christmas_Tree.png

FrogNewYearChampagne, By Not credited (Postcard from 1908 via [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FrogNewYearChampagne.jpg