August Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 7/28/15 1:44 PM

Customer Success, Social Media, Uncategorized

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 August Did you know wild watermelons are not much larger than apples. Happy National Watermelon Day! http://bit.ly/1tYo4Rs
Tuesday 4 August Marshmallows first came from mallow herbs growing in marshes, meaning Stay Puff & Swamp Thing may share an ancestor http://bit.ly/1HZ4jRU
Wednesday 5 August Nuclear deals of old: 52 years ago today the US, USSR & UK signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: http://bit.ly/1JPaoOJ
Thursday 6 August Norse squirrel Ratatosk was trouble for birds on the Tree of Life, Yggdrasil...and it didn't even have birdfeeders! http://bit.ly/1IpgcgZ
Friday 7 August Happy National Lighthouse Day! Lighthouse use has declined with new tech, but shines on in metaphors and archetypes http://bit.ly/1LQ2jxV
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Monday 10 August We associate the Declaration of Independence with July 4th, but news of it didn't reach London until this day, 1776 http://bit.ly/1VLDcAR
Tuesday 11 August It was "strike" puns as far as the eye could see this day in 1994 when MLB players walked off the job. http://bit.ly/1mA5DfN
Wednesday 12 August In a move that would forever change the desktop landscape, IBM announced the release of the 1st PC this day in 1981 http://bit.ly/1OzfhiO
Thursday 13 August Celebrate Left-Hander's Day with famous southpaw Oprah Winfrey: http://bit.ly/1Mt4t7c
Friday 14 August When finding good resources feels like solving a mystery, Topic Pages are the clue that blows the case wide open http://bit.ly/19CXGrd
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Monday 17 August Ut, Re, Mi? The 1st musical scale used the initial syllables of lines from a Latin hymn: ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la http://bit.ly/1h3atYp
Tuesday 18 August Genghis Khan died 787 yrs ago, but lives on in the DNA of about 8% of men living in former Mongol territories today http://bit.ly/1gjGf3j
Wednesday 19 August This day in 480 BCE a small group of Spartans made a giant stand at Thermopylae http://bit.ly/1qjRwPy  #300
Thursday 20 August Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation allows us a glimpse of space long ago, and galaxies far far away: http://bit.ly/1bZyuxj
Friday 21 August Party in the 100-Acre Wood! Christopher Robin celebrates a bday today (and yes, there was a real Christopher Robin): http://bit.ly/1oacCNi
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Monday 24 August Vesuvius erupted this day in 79. Archaeologists do not know whether the people of Pompeii were optimists about this http://bit.ly/1U4dYvS
Tuesday 25 August Celebrate the 99th birthday of the US National Parks Service with this Great Smoky Mountains Topic Page: http://bit.ly/1ScL0ML
Wednesday 26 August Happy Women's Equality Day! 95 years ago today the 19th Amendment granted women in the US the right to vote http://bit.ly/1OzfP8d
Thursday 27 August Get your research project started with Topic Pages, like this one on "Ignition" http://bit.ly/1U4e4n2
Friday 28 August The only thing the tabloids love more than a royal wedding is a royal divorce. Charles & Diana split this day, 1996 http://bit.ly/XczqGX
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Monday 31 August This Numerology Topic Page is a resource you can count on: http://bit.ly/1D6dukL

Images:

Pemaquid Point Light.jpg, By William Grimes at en.wikipedia (Own work Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pemaquid_Point_Light.JPG

Pitch Notation.png, By User:Angr (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pitch_notation.png

Karl Brullov - The Last Day of Pompeii - Google Art Project.jpg, Karl Briullov [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Official program - Woman suffrage procession March 3, 1913 - crop.jpg, Adam Cuerden [Public domain or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons