December Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/30/17 8:12 PM

Customer Success, Social Media 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 (we'll stick with 140 until everyone is on the 280 train), that you can copy/paste at your leisure, each linking to a Topic Page, which, for Credo Online Reference Services 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.

1 December
Today is Rosa Parks Day! On this day, 1955 she refused to give up her seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Learn more about this civil rights icon: 


You can't celebrate National Cookie Day without a heaping serving of info on chocolate. Did you know the Maya were using chocolate in prepared food as early as 900 BCE? 

5 December
Cheers! Today marks the 84th anniversary of the end of Prohibition 

6 December
In a big win for literature and anti-censorship, this day in 1933 James Joyce's novel Ulysses was ruled "not obscene" by the US District Court. 

7 December
Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Learn more about the attack in 1941 that thrust the US into WWII: 

8 December
Eli Whitney gets sole historical credit for his cotton gin, however so many people copied his design he never made much money from the invention. 


11 December
Happy birthday Solzhenitsyn, one of the many great authors to hone his craft after a long sentence in a Russian prison camp. 

12 December
Hanukkah begins today at sundown! Learn more about the Festival of Lights: 

13 December
Fandom and reference overlap with scholarly Topic Pages like this one on Star Wars: 

14 December
This day in 1900 Max Planck published the first work on blackbody radiation, giving birth to Quantum Theory and ushering in a new era of physics. 

15 December
Happy Bill of Rights Day, celebrating what are literally the Top Ten amendments to the US Constitution: 


18 December
Troubles with procrastination? This topic page on the subject offers some interesting insights... and reading it buys you five minutes to put off doing something else 

19 December
One of the great non-Halloween holiday ghost stories was published this day in 1843. Learn more about Dickens and A Christmas Carol: 

20 December
Gift-giving is an important component in many cultures. See how "reciprocity" as a sociological construct strengthens ties within a community or network. 

21 December
Crowds show up every year to Stonehenge for the Winter Solstice sunset, enjoying how the sun works with one of the world's oldest astronomical instruments. 

22 December
It's no mirage, Topic Pages like this one can be an oasis of scholarly information when your research feels lost in the wilderness: 


25 December
Merry Christmas! Learn more about the origin of Yule Logs, mistletoe, and tree-trimming with this Topic Page: 

26 December
The term "meme" became popular in the age of social media, but did you know it was coined in 1976 to explain the spread of cultural phenomena? 

27 December
This day in 537, the Hagia Sophia, one of the world's great architectural masterpieces, was dedicated in Constantinople. 

28 December
Fake News was one of 2017's most-defining topics. Learn more about the information literacy skills that help combat the spread of misinformation: 

29 December
Did you know Neapolitans believe it's good luck to throw pots and pans out the window at midnight on New Years Eve? For other fun New Years traditions, visit this Topic Page: 




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