Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/27/19, 11:13 AM

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

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!

PS: The images below are all in the public domain.

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

2 July
Research isn't always a day at the beach, but our TopicPages make it easier, freeing up time for you to get some sun https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/beach 

3 July
Yellowstone National Park is a great vacation getaway, especially if you're looking to blow off some steam https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/yellowstone_national_park 

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

5 July
Happy Ice Cream Month! Ice cream in China dates to 1000BCE, and was probably introduced to Europe by Marco Polo https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/ice_cream 

fourth-of-july-pops

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

9 July
The Nazi's secret dispatches weren't such an "enigma" after British cryptographers cracked the code this day in 1941. Learn more about cryptography, the science of secret writing, here: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cryptography 

10 July
Happy birthday, Alice Munro, a writer whose stories are short, but whose list of accolades is quite long: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/munro_alice_1931 

11 July
The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took place on this day in 1804 https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/hamilton_alexander_1755_1804 

12 July
Folklore is ubiquitous, but also very difficult to pin down in a single definition: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/folklore 

sloth

15 July
The aptly named sloth moves so slowly that algae actually blooms on it's fur. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/sloths 

16 July
Happy Fresh Spinach Day! Just don't forget your floss. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/spinach 

17 July
The US was founded on distrust of monarchies, however made an allowance with the opening of the Magic Kingdom this day in 1955. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/disney_walt_er_1901_1966 

18 July
Although lacking adamantium, the wolverine is a savvy hunter with considerable strength and resilience. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/wolverine 

19 July
Our ability to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs dates back to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone by Napoleon's troops this day in 1799: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/egyptian_language 

summerfruit

22 July
Typography puns are justified in any case. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/typography 

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

24 July
At an elevation of 7,972 feet, and containing over 3,000 stairs, the ruins of Machu Picchu are among the most physically strenuous ancient monuments to explore. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/machu_picchu 

25 July
Iced Tea was 1st introduced at the 1904 St Louis Worlds Fair, which led to a steep increase in popularity https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tea 

26 July
The Continental Congress created the US Postal Service this day in 1775, scooping up Ben Franklin who'd recently been fired from the British equivalent for his revolutionary activities. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/postal_service 

beachchairs

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

30 July
The first modern paperback books hit shelves this day in 1935, offering a way for people suffering from the Depression to read quality literature: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/book_publishing 

31 July
Happy birthday JK Rowling! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/rowling_j_oanne_k_athleen_1965 


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