September Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/28/17 11:30 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 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 September
Research emergency? Try starting with Topic Pages like this one on first aid: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/first_aid

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September
Happy Labor Day! Learn more about the Labor movement from which this holiday originated: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/labor_law

5 September
Google became a company in 1998, but they wouldn't become a verb until years later. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/google

6 September
Buckle up your hats! The Pilgrims set sail this day in 1620: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/pilgrims

7 September
Grandma Moses had no training and didn't begin painting until the age of 67, but took the art world by storm: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/moses_grandma_anna_mary_robertson_1860_1961

8 September
Today is International Literacy Day! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/literacy

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11 September
Starting your research with background information (like Topic Pages) can make it easier to digest complex info. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/digestion

12 September
Civilization's first underground art scene, the Lascaux Caves, were discovered this day in 1940. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/lascaux_cave_france

13 September
Happy birthday Roald Dahl! This Topic Page is a golden ticket for anyone hoping to find links to great sources: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dahl_roald_1916

14 September
Worried your research into fractions is missing the point? Try Topic Pages like this one on decimals: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/decimal

15 September
The Queen of Crime and by-far best selling novelist of all time, Agatha Christie was born this day 1890! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/christie_agatha_1890_1976

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18 September
"The Grey Lady" AKA "Paper of Record," The New York Times published its first paper this day, 1851. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/the_new_york_times

19 September
Why are pirates so good at undermining copyright?
They know their way around the ©
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!
https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/piracy

20 September
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown today! This two-day observance marks the start of the Jewish New Year: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/rosh_hashanah

21 September
Benedict Arnold sealed his fate when he met with the British this day 1780 to commit treason. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/arnold_benedict_1741_1801

22 September
Don't forget, today is Elephant Appreciation Day! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/elephants

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25 September
Happy birthday William Faulkner! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/faulkner_william_1897_1962

26 September
57 years ago today the first televised debate between Presidential hopefuls took place with Kennedy and Nixon: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/united_states_presidential_election_debates

27 September
There are 2,200 species of earthworms, the longest of which are 11 feet long. Dig into more fun facts: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/earthworm

28 September
Did you know rabbits were once classified as rodents before being given their own order, Lagomorpha. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/rodent

29 September
Cut through the noise with relevant and reliable sources when starting your research: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/noise

Don't forget to nominate yourself or a colleague for the FYE Innovation Awards before the October 1st deadline! One library and one librarian will take home $1,500 cash prizes. 

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