Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/1/18 2:11 PM

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 October
Did you know that Kafka, Rosa Parks, and Jane Goodall were all vegetarians? Happy #WorldVegetarianDay! 

2 October
Today is the International Day of Nonviolence. Read up on the history of pacificism with this Topic Page from Credo: 

3 October
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women. Learn more about this health issue for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this Topic Page:

4 October
Happy birthday to the First Lady of Fangdom. Anne Rice was born on this day in 1941! 

5 October
It's a good thing that National Information Literacy Awareness Month falls the month leading up to the election. Learn about this crucial 21st Century skill: 



8 October
Separate the myths from the facts about Columbus Day with the scholarly resources found here: 

9 October
Need some last minute inspiration for your Halloween costume? Try this Topic Page on Cryptozoology, the study of "hidden animals": 

10 October
It's a great time of the year to study up on seminal horror films that defined the genre: 

11 October
Squirrel Awareness Month is a good excuse to distract yourself with a deep dive into flying squirrels, who can launch themselves 100 feet through the air in the dark of night. 

12 October
While the science of Frankenstein's monster is left ambiguous, Shelley was definitely inspired by the study of "animal electricity" pioneered by Luigi Galvani: 



15 October
Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court 27 years ago today. Read more about his tumultuous confirmation hearing: 

16 October
It's #WorldFoodDay, an observance of efforts to end global hunger. Learn about the politics and commoditization of food with this Topic Page:  

17 October
It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Learn more about how this 21st century epidemic has grown increasingly sophisticated and widespread in recent years. 

18 October
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a rare example of a work almost equally beloved in both its novel and film versions. 

19 October
The first known pizzeria in the US was established by Italian bakers in New York around 1902, but was considered "foreign" food until the 1950's. 



22 October
On this day in 1964, existentialist Jean Paul Sartre won and declined the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

23 October
The World Series is the longest-running national American sports contest. Who do you like in tonight's game? 

24 October
UN Day celebrates the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on this day in 1945. 

25 October
The Mongol invasions of the 13th century aren't usually associated with culinary fare, however the Khan's hordes are believed to have introduced Europeans to pasta. Happy #PastaDay! 

26 October
There's a lot a stake when one squares off against a vampire. Make sure you're up to speed on how to spot and fight the undead: 



29 October
One thing to love about Hermione Granger is that she was magical and STILL did research the right way. 

30 October
Jane Austen's debut novel, Sense and Sensibility, was published on this day in 1811. 

31 October
Halloween had almost been forgotten in America until an influx of Irish and Scottish immigrants in the mid-19th century brought new enthusiasm for the party. 

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