March Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 3/1/18 9:25 AM

Social Media for Libraries, Customer Success

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 March
March is Women's History Month! Read more about the fight for equal rights here: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/woman_suffrage 

2 March
Happy National Reading Day! This Topic Page explores the cognitive process through which reading occurs: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/reading

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5 March
On this day in 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron Curtain speech in Fulton, Missouri. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/churchill_winston_1874_1965 

6 March
Happy birthday to a true Renaissance man! Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Tuscany this day 1475. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/buonarroti_michelangelo_1475_1564 

7 March
The telephone turns 142 today! Bell patented his most famous invention in 1876, then spent years defending it in court. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/telephone 

8 March
Oligarchy is a common word in the news today, but what does it mean? This Topic Page gives an overview of oligarchy throughout history: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/oligarchy 

9 March
Amerigo Vespucci, the only man with two continents named after him was born this day, 1545. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/vespucci_amerigo_1451_1512 

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12 March
Happy birthday, Jack Kerouac, born this day in 1922! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/kerouac_jack_1922_1969 

13 March
Don't let your research into basketball devolve into madness; start by gathering scholarly background info from credible sources like this Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/basketball 

14 March
Happy Pi Day! While its exact value cannot be computed, we can now calculate it to some 2.6 trillion digits. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/pi 

15 March
Beware the Ides of March! Julius Caesar was assassinated this day in 44 BCE. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/caesar_gaius_100bce_44bce 

16 March
A staple of American literature, The Scarlet Letter was published 168 years ago today. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/scarlet_letter 

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19 March
15 years ago today, the US invaded Iraq. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/iraq_war 

20 March
Happy Alien Abduction Day! We're not sure why this holiday exists, but it's a great excuse to read up on scientific efforts to contact extra-terrestrial life: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/search_for_extraterrestrial_intelligence 

21 March
This ballet Topic Page is en pointe. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/ballet 

22 March
Anime has its roots in, but is very different from, American animation. Learn more about the history of Japan's signature cartoon movies: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/anime 

23 March
Following the debates and protests over gun laws in America? This Topic Page helps to cut through the talking points and get to the facts behind this controversial issue. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/gun_control 

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26 March
Happy birthday, Robert Frost! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/frost_robert_1874_1963 

27 March
As if macroeconomics weren't complicated enough, the rise of cryptocurrencies is adding new layers to everything from criminal justice to investing. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/bitcoin 

28 March
Have you ever considered writing a research paper about writing? The practice originated independently in several civilizations, starting about 8,000 years ago. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/writing 

29 March
The opioid crisis has become more prominent in the news as approximately 42K Americans now die annually from opioid overdoses. Learn how it began and what's being done: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/opioid_abuse 

30 March
Did you know that in Ethiopia, Easter is called Fasika and is welcomed in the capital city of Addis Ababa at dawn with a 21-gun salute? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/easter 


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