October Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/28/17 1:42 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.

2 October
Gandhi is honored every year on his birthday with today's International Day of Nonviolence observation: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/gandhi_mohandas_1869_1948 

3 October
October is Information Literacy Awareness Month! Learn more about this critical 21st century skill: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/information_literacy 

4 October
It's World Animal Day, a great time to read up on the fight for animal rights: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/animal_rights 

5 October
Shake up your research with Topic Pages, like this one on vibrations: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/vibration 

6 October
Did you know the turnip represents the jack-o-lantern of choice in Europe? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/jack_o_lanterns 

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9 October
A lot of mythology exists around Christopher Columbus. Learn the real history with resources like this Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/james_jesse_1847_1892 

10 October
50 yrs ago the Outer Space Treaty became law, attempting to govern terrestrial ambitions for the final frontier: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/space 

11 October
A scholarly round up of horror films dating back to the original, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1919): https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/horror_films 

12 October
Apropos of half of what you're reading about in the news lately, October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cybercrime 

13 October
Greenwich was voted the Prime Meridian this day 1884, dictating time zones and navigation around the world: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/prime_meridian 

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16 October
Happy Dictionary Day! A great time to look up the man who helped shape the American vocabulary, Noah Webster: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/webster_noah_1758_1843 

17 October
October is Squirrel Awareness Month in the US—nutty as that might sound. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/ground_squirrel 

18 October
Happy Alaska Day, celebrating the 150th anniversary of when the US acquired the territory from Russia for $7.2M. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/alaska 

19 October
Even the weather conspired against the British in the Revolutionary War's last battle, which ended this day 1781: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/battle_of_yorktown 

20 October
Ignoring the background information phase of your research on ghosts could come back to haunt you: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/ghosts

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23 October
Notice your chemistry friends celebrating today? It's Mole Day, commemorating Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23). https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/molecule 

24 October
The World Series starts tonight! Learn more about the history of this championship tradition, going back to 1903: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/world_series_baseball 

25 October
Penne for your thoughts as we celebrate World Pasta Day. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/pasta 

26 October
Need some inspiration on what kind of monster you should be for Halloween? Let Credo's Topic Page help: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/monsters 

27 October
Happy birthday, Teddy Roosevelt, born this day in 1858! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/roosevelt_theodore_1858_1919 

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30 October
Friendly reminder that "Frankenstein" refers to the scientist, not the tall gentleman with bolts on his neck: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/frankenstein_or_the_modern_prometheus 

31 October
Halloween was almost forgotten in the US until the mid-1800s when Irish & Scottish immigrants reintroduced it. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/halloween 

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