January Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 1/1/18 4:14 PM

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

Is leveling up your library's social media game one of your New Year's resolutions? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Below you will find daily posts, all under Twitter’s 280-character limit, 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 January
This Topic Page on social cognitive theory has some insights into the kinds of goal-setting behavior common in New Year's resolutions: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/social_cognitive_theory 

2 January
Learn more about quality of life, and improve the quality of your research, by starting with Topic Pages like this: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/quality_of_life 

3 January
Happy twelvity-sixth birthday to JRR Tolkien! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tolkien_j_ohn_r_onald_r_euel_1892_1973 

4 January
Fueling your brain with scholarly sources like those found in Credo makes you unstoppable on days like today, National Trivia Day! https://search.credoreference.com/ 

5 January
Wyoming's Nellie Ross, the 1st female governor in the US, was inaugurated on this day in 1925. Learn more about "The Equality State": http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/wyoming 



8 January
A lot of people these days are talking about oral histories. Learn more about what they are, and how they fit into larger conversations about historical records. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/oral_history 

9 January
The first iPhone debuted 11 yrs ago today, revolutionizing pocket technology for the following decade! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/iphone_smartphone  

10 January
The phrase, Crossing the Rubicon, meaning to take a step that commits one to an irrevocable path, comes from Julius Caesar's crossing the boundary into Italy this day in 49 BCE and launching the Roman Civil War. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/caesar_gaius_100bce_44bce 

11 January
One of baseball's most contentious rules, the American League's designated hitter, was adopted 45 years ago today. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/major_league_baseball 

12 January
Amelia Earhart became the 1st pilot to fly solo from Hawaii to California this day in 1935. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/earhart_amelia_1897_1937 



15 January
Today marks the rare overlap between Martin Luther King Jr's actual birthday and his observed holiday! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/king_martin_1929_1968 

16 January
The first czar of Russia was a terrible one. Ivan the Terrible, that is. He adopted the title this day in 1547. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/ivan_iv 

17 January
Happy birthday, Benjamin Franklin, born #OTD 1706! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/franklin_benjamin_1706_1790 

18 January
This Topic Page on health economics is a great place to start researching many of the issues in today's healthcare debate: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/health_economics 

19 January
It's National Popcorn Day! For some kernels of wisdom about this popular food, visit its Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/corn 



22 January
This brief history of the glove is something you'll definitely want to get your hands on! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/glove  

23 January
Celebrate National Handwriting Day with this calligraphy Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/calligraphy 

24 January
Conducting background research can help you map out your assignment and make your research process more efficient. Topic Pages can get you pointed in the right direction: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/map 

25 January
It's Opposite Day! Read up on Yin-yang, the opposite (but interconnected) foundation in Eastern metaphysics: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/yin_and_yang 

26 January
This day in 1950 India became a republic, making it the world's most populous democracy. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/india 



29 January
One journal (run by Edgar Allen Poe's friend!) rejected "The Raven" before the New York Evening Mirror published it this day in 1845. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/poe_edgar_allan_1809_1849 

30 January
Need some scholarly sustenance to fuel your Nutrition research? Try Topic Pages like this: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/nutrition 

31 January
This day in 1990 the golden arches appeared in the Soviet Union as the 1st McDonalds opened in Moscow: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/fast_food

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