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.
|Friday||1 July||The Battle of Gettysburg began this day in 1863 http://credo.link/tpgbg|
|Monday||4 July||What gives fireworks their colors?
Red: strontium compounds
Blue: copper compounds
|Tuesday||5 July||You have to assume birthday parties for PT Barnum, born this day in 1810, were a real circus http://credo.link/tpcir|
|Wednesday||6 July||Enjoying Wimbledon? You'll *love* the way this Topic Page connects you to great information http://credo.link/tpwim|
|Thursday||7 July||Our espionage Topic Page comes to you From Credo with Love: http://credo.link/tpspy|
|Friday||8 July||The Liberty Bell cracked this day in 1835, although that turned out to be more of a feature than a bug http://credo.link/tpjnm|
|Monday||11 July||This day in 1804 Aaron Burr famously shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel. http://credo.link/tpaab|
|Tuesday||12 July||Did you know the word Shaman comes from religious practitioners in Siberia? Learn more about shamanism: http://credo.link/tpsha|
|Wednesday||13 July||Celebrate the 1990 debut of Ghost with this pottery topic page http://credo.link/tppot|
|Thursday||14 July||A new way to store files was named .mp3 this day in 1995, changing both how we store music and commit piracy http://credo.link/tppir|
|Friday||15 July||Celebrate the 28th anniversary Die Hard's debut with this Topic Page on hostage negotiations. #Yippeekiyay http://credo.link/tphne|
|Monday||18 July||Did Nero fiddle while Rome burned? This Topic Page clears up the fact from the legend: http://credo.link/tpnero|
|Tuesday||19 July||Fans of Egypt, multilingualism and large rocks got a big win this day in 1799 with the finding of the Rosetta Stone http://credo.link/tpegy|
|Wednesday||20 July||It seems incongruous to tweet happy birthday wishes to a writer as grim as Cormac McCarthy, but, here goes. http://credo.link/tpcmc|
|Thursday||21 July||Spectators from DC gathered to watch the Civil War's 1st major battle at Bull Run, this day in 1861: http://credo.link/tpfbr|
|Friday||22 July||It might not be as funny as the show Silicon Valley, but this Topic Page can be just as insightful: http://credo.link/tpsvc|
|Monday||25 July||Learn about apothecaries of the past and present with this Topic Page: http://credo.link/tpapy|
|Tuesday||26 July||Don't limit your knowledge of cowboys to spaghetti westerns and Willie Nelson songs, read this Topic Page more http://credo.link/tpcby|
|Wednesday||27 July||Pictures are worth 1000 words, but you can't put a value on great sources like this photography Topic Page http://credo.link/tppho|
|Thursday||28 July||Happy birthday to the the 14th Amendment, which was adopted this day in 1868! http://credo.link/tpfha|
|Friday||29 July||Librarians do more than put books in order! Learn more about librarianship with this Topic Page: http://credo.link/tplib|
Fireworks, public domain, via http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=90675&picture=fireworks
Hamilton-burr-duel, By Illustrator not identified. From a painting by J. Mund. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hamilton-burr-duel.jpg
Quo Vadis poster, By Copyright George Kleine (expired) (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quo_Vadis_poster.jpg
Rosetta Stone BW, See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rosetta_Stone_BW.jpeg