December Social Media Content for Libraries

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.

Thursday 1 December It’s Rosa Parks Day! #OTD in 1955 she refused to give up her bus seat. Read more on this inspirational figure: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/parks_rosa_1913
Friday 2 December Jackie starring Natalie Portman debuts tonight! Learn more about one of the 20th century’s most intriguing women: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/kennedy_jacqueline_1929_1994
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Monday 5 December Happy birthday Walt Disney! He was born this day in Chicago, 1901. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/disney_walt_er_1901_1966
Tuesday 6 December The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, was ratified this day in 1865! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/slavery
Wednesday 7 December Happy birthday to a great author! Willa Cather was born this day in 1873 http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cather_willa_1873_1947
Thursday 8 December Gin up some excitement for inventor Eli Whitney, born this day in 1765, with this Topic Page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/whitney_eli_1765_1825
Friday 9 December That injunction against expanded overtime pay came at just the wrong time for Elves. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/elves
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Monday 12 December “With my burnt hand, I write on the nature of fire.” Happy birthday Flaubert! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/flaubert_gustave_1821_1880
Tuesday 13 December This Al Gore Topic Page is the perfect combination of convenience and truth: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/gore_al_bert_1948
Wednesday 14 December Happy Monkey Day, a celebration of awareness toward all non-human primates! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/monkey
Thursday 15 December Happy Bill of Rights Day! The first 10 Amendments became law this day, 1791. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/united_states_bill_of_rights
Friday 16 December For the best scholarly Star Wars info in the galaxy, try this Topic Page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/star_wars_films #RogueOne
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Monday 19 December The Ghost of Research Future recommends selecting resources like this Dickens Topic Page when starting a paper: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dickens_charles_1812_1870
Tuesday 20 December Tim Burton’s Topic Page is anything but a nightmare: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/burton_tim_1958
Wednesday 21 December The Winter Solstice has arrived! Don’t research in the dark–illuminate any subject with Topic Pages like this: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/seasons
Thursday 22 December People in Oaxaca, Mexico, celebrate Christmas with a festival of radishes carved into elaborate designs. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/radishes
Friday 23 December Happy Festivus! Gather round this aluminum Topic Page to celebrate: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/aluminium
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Monday 26 December The first day of Kwanzaa celebrates the principle of “umoja,” or Unity. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/kwanzaa
Tuesday 27 December In vampire folklore those born between Christmas and Epiphany might be vampires. So, consider yourselves warned: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/vampires
Wednesday 28 December Celebrate the birthday of Chewing gum—patented this day in 1869—with this minty fresh Topic Page http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/mints_plants
Thursday 29 December Texas became the 28th state this day in 1845! Check out one of our bigger Topic Pages: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/texas
Friday 30 December Did you know Neapolitans celebrate New Year’s Eve by throwing pots/dishes out of windows at midnight for luck? http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/new_year_s_eve

Images:

lights-christmas-luminaries-night, by jill111, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/lights-christmas-luminaries-night-1088141/

forest-fog-hirsch-wild-boars, by cocoparisienne, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/forest-fog-hirsch-wild-boars-1818690/

A Christmas Carol – Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball, John Leech, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Christmas_Carol_-_Mr._Fezziwig%27s_Ball.jpg

champagne-glasses-luxury-festive, by Skitterphoto, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/champagne-glasses-luxury-festive-583410/