July Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by duncan on 6/30/14 12:00 PM

Customer Success, Social Media, Social Media for Libraries, Topic Pages

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 or Literati 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!

 

Day

Date

Post

Tuesday

1 July

Stop. Drop. Shut'em down open up shop. This day in 1898 the Rough Riders rolled to victory on San Juan Hill. http://bit.ly/V2udAo

Wednesday

2 July

Happy 50th anniversary to the Civil Rights Act of 1964! http://bit.ly/1k63kkC

Thursday

3 July

Don't let birthday boy Tom Cruise educate you on vitamins; use scholarly sources like this Topic Page: http://bit.ly/1lJqf9V

Friday

4 July

What gives fireworks their colors?

Red: strontium compounds

White: magnesium

Blue: copper compounds

http://bit.ly/1nYJf2g

 

Monday

7 July

Happy Birthday Dr. Watson! Little is known his biological parents, but we've got info on the man who created him: http://bit.ly/1rPHjf5

Tuesday

8 July

If your lingo doesn't jibe with the other sailers, try a different tack: research sailing using this TopicPage http://bit.ly/Twqyt5

Wednesday

9 July

Mehmed V wasn't the only sultan making headlines in 1914: this month marks the 100th anniv of Babe Ruth's MLB debut: http://bit.ly/1jCKwK0

Thursday

10 July

Happy BDay Alice Munro, an author whose short stories are long on acclaim! http://bit.ly/1mdIzJq

Friday

11 July

"I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens." Happy Birthday EB White! http://bit.ly/1rPJkbb

 

Monday

14 July

The Bastille had many abuses, overcrowding wasn't one of them: it held 7 prisoners when it was stormed 225 yrs ago bit.ly/1nCBhxZ

Tuesday

15 July

Banner day for all who find hieroglyphs interesting (aka everyone) this day in 1799 with discovery of Rosetta Stone http://bit.ly/1lsc702

Wednesday

16 July

Whether your Eclipses are solar, lunar, or of the heart, find the info you need on Credo’s TopicPage: http://bit.ly/1r611pd

Thursday

17 July

Disneyland opened this day in 1955, a fantastical land where competing royal families manage to coexist peacefully. http://bit.ly/V2Do3E

Friday

18 July

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Gonzo birthday wishes to Hunter S Thompson, born this day in 1937: http://bit.ly/1qK6a42

Monday

21 July

Armstrong made a giant leap to learn about the moon, you only need take the small step of clicking on this TopicPage http://bit.ly/1sRtNvM

Tuesday

22 July

The ultimate muffin ingredient leaves baking connoisseurs feeling anything but blue: Happy National Blueberry Month! http://bit.ly/1jCRyyj

Wednesday

23 July

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~ Socrates http://bit.ly/1x5dgCV

Thursday

24 July

Bear in mind that while "Yosemite" means Grizzly, that isn't the only ursine species in the park: http://bit.ly/1vo5Fgf

Friday

25 July

Here's to hoping the new Hercules movie opening tonight isn't a "labor" to sit through... http://bit.ly/1pErCKF

Monday

28 July

The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified this day in 1868. Learn more about its implications here: http://bit.ly/1mNdrQa

Tuesday

29 July

Baseball combines bats and diamonds in ways previously only associated with affluent vampires http://bit.ly/1mA5DfN

Wednesday

30 July

This day in 1976, decathlete and wax mannequin of himself, Bruce Jenner won gold in Montreal http://bit.ly/1pErM4R

Thursday

31 July

Wishing JK Rowling a birthday with more surprises than a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans! http://bit.ly/1pPUawt

Images:
Beautiful sky with fireworks.jpg, By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beautiful_sky_with_fireworks.jpg

Rosetta Stone BW.jpg, The website of the European Space Agency (ESA) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rosetta_Stone_BW.jpeg

Maturing blueberry.jpg, Photographed by Dladek in July 2006 and released to the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maturing_blueberry.jpg#filelinks

Entrance to the Yosemite valley.jpg, By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Entrance_to_the_Yosemite_valley.jpg