July Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 6/29/17 11:49 AM

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 (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.

3 July
The Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle fought in North America, ended on this day in 1863. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/battle_of_gettysburg 

4 July
While the 4th of July has long been celebrated in the US, it didn't become a federal holiday until 1941. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/independence_day_united_states 

5 July
July is National Ice Cream Month! Get the scoop on the history and science of this frozen confectionery: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/ice_cream 

6 July
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Happy birthday to the 14th Dalai Lama! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tenzin_gyatso_dalai_lama 

7 July
Finding new approaches to study aging is a research topic that will never get old: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/aging 

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10 July
Happy birthday to famed short story author and Nobel laureate Alice Munro! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/munro_alice_1931 

11 July
E.B. White knew how to celebrate a birthday with elements of style. He was born this day 1899! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/white 

12 July
When the relationship between multiple food chains is shown, it's called a food web: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/food_chain 

13 July
The first football World Cup kicked off in Uruguay 87 yrs ago today. The home team beat Argentina in the final 4-2. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/world_cup 

14 July
This day in 1798 the 1st Sedition Act became federal law. Learn about all things censorship with this Topic Page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/censorship 

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17 July
Disneyland opened this day, 1955. If you find amusement parks amusing, take this Topic Page for a ride: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/amusement_park 

18 July
Some say Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Actually, it was after the fire that his most nefarious deeds took place: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/nero 

19 July
This day in 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found, allowing linguists to translate the 604 Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/hieroglyphic 

20 July
Does the moon revolve around Earth? It's more accurate to say both revolve around their common center of mass: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/moon 

21 July
Get your research cooking with Topic Pages like this: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cooking 

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24 July
At any time 1% of Earth's water is in the water cycle, transitioning between vapor, liquid, dew, ice, or cloud. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/water_cycle 

25 July
Ever wondered, What is Cricket? This Topic Page explains the rules and history of this popular international sport: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cricket 

26 July
Happy birthday FBI, established this day in 1908. Investigate its origins further with this Topic Page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/federal_bureau_of_investigation 

27 July
Inoculate yourself against bad sources by starting your research on measles with this Topic Page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/measles 

28 July
Perk up your research by starting with Topic Pages like this one on Coffee: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/coffee 

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31 July
Happy birthday J.K. Rowling! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/rowling_j_oanne_k_athleen_1965