Looking to up your library's social media game? 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!
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Happy Labor Day! Learn more about the history of organized labor in the US with this Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/labor_union
You don't need a powerful search engine to discover which internet behemoth was incorporated twenty years ago today. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/google
"On the Road", the novel that crystalized the Beat Generation and inspired countless road trip movies, was published this day in 1957. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/on_the_road
The Pilgrims set sail for the New World this day in 1620, not realizing that a mid-December arrival in New England would be less than ideal timing. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/pilgrims
A truly inspirational artist, Grandma Moses didn't take up painting until the age of 67 when her hands were too arthritic for work on her farm. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/moses_grandma_anna_mary_robertson_1860_1961
September is National Guide Dog Month. Learn more about service animals with this Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/assistance_animal
Numerous conspiracy theories have flooded the internet in the years following the 9-11 attacks. Use scholarly resources when learning more about this pivotal day in American history. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/september_11
Some of the world's oldest artwork was discovered this day in 1940 when four young boys stumbled across the Lascaux cave paintings in southern France. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/lascaux_cave_france
Roald Dahl, one of the great children's authors of all time was born on this day 102 years ago today. What's your favorite Roald Dahl book? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dahl_roald_1916
11 days disappeared in 1752 when Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, adjusting dates so that September 2nd was followed by the 14th. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/calendar
The US Constitution, the world's oldest living charter of government, was signed on this day in 1787. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/constitution_of_the_united_states
The New York Times, often called "the paper of record", published its first issue this day in 1851. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/the_new_york_times
How do Cartesian Pirates know they exist?
They think therefore they arrrrrrrr
On this day in 1633, Galileo was tried by the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth orbits the sun. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/galileo
Benedict Arnold sealed his fate in history this day in 1780, meeting with the British to discuss handing over West Point in exchange for money and a new red coat. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/arnold_benedict_1741_1801
The First Supreme Court is established with 6 justices this day in 1789, with Washington nominating John Jay as Chief Justice. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/jay_john_1745_1829
The Bill of Rights passed Congress this day in 1789 and moved onto the states for ratification. However, at that point it consisted of 12 Amendments: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/united_states_bill_of_rights
Happy birthday William Faulkner, born this day in 1897! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/faulkner_william_1897_1962
Railways date back to the 16th century (for mining), but the first steam-powered locomotive didn't make its first run until this day, 1825. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/railroad
More than a Tolkienesque wonderland, New Zealand was the 1st country to establish women's suffrage in 1893 https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/new_zealand