July Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 6/29/16 11:26 PM

Customer Success, Social Media, Uncategorized

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 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!

PS: The images below are all in the public domain, with attributions at the bottom of the page.

Friday 1 July The Battle of Gettysburg began this day in 1863 http://credo.link/tpgbg
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Monday 4 July What gives fireworks their colors?

Red: strontium compounds

White: magnesium

Blue: copper compounds

http://credo.link/tppyr

Tuesday 5 July You have to assume birthday parties for PT Barnum, born this day in 1810, were a real circus http://credo.link/tpcir
Wednesday 6 July Enjoying Wimbledon? You'll *love* the way this Topic Page connects you to great information http://credo.link/tpwim
Thursday 7 July Our espionage Topic Page comes to you From Credo with Love: http://credo.link/tpspy
Friday 8 July The Liberty Bell cracked this day in 1835, although that turned out to be more of a feature than a bug http://credo.link/tpjnm
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Monday 11 July This day in 1804 Aaron Burr famously shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel. http://credo.link/tpaab
Tuesday 12 July Did you know the word Shaman comes from religious practitioners in Siberia? Learn more about shamanism: http://credo.link/tpsha
Wednesday 13 July Celebrate the 1990 debut of Ghost with this pottery topic page http://credo.link/tppot
Thursday 14 July A new way to store files was named .mp3 this day in 1995, changing both how we store music and commit piracy http://credo.link/tppir
Friday 15 July Celebrate the 28th anniversary Die Hard's debut with this Topic Page on hostage negotiations. #Yippeekiyay http://credo.link/tphne
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Monday 18 July Did Nero fiddle while Rome burned? This Topic Page clears up the fact from the legend: http://credo.link/tpnero
Tuesday 19 July Fans of Egypt, multilingualism and large rocks got a big win this day in 1799 with the finding of the Rosetta Stone http://credo.link/tpegy
Wednesday 20 July It seems incongruous to tweet happy birthday wishes to a writer as grim as Cormac McCarthy, but, here goes. http://credo.link/tpcmc
Thursday 21 July Spectators from DC gathered to watch the Civil War's 1st major battle at Bull Run, this day in 1861: http://credo.link/tpfbr
Friday 22 July It might not be as funny as the show Silicon Valley, but this Topic Page can be just as insightful: http://credo.link/tpsvc  
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Monday 25 July Learn about apothecaries of the past and present with this Topic Page: http://credo.link/tpapy
Tuesday 26 July Don't limit your knowledge of cowboys to spaghetti westerns and Willie Nelson songs, read this Topic Page more http://credo.link/tpcby
Wednesday 27 July Pictures are worth 1000 words, but you can't put a value on great sources like this photography Topic Page http://credo.link/tppho
Thursday 28 July Happy birthday to the the 14th Amendment, which was adopted this day in 1868! http://credo.link/tpfha
Friday 29 July Librarians do more than put books in order! Learn more about librarianship with this Topic Page: http://credo.link/tplib  

 

Images:

Fireworks, public domain, via http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=90675&picture=fireworks

Hamilton-burr-duel, By Illustrator not identified. From a painting by J. Mund. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hamilton-burr-duel.jpg

Quo Vadis poster, By Copyright George Kleine (expired) (Library of Congress[1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quo_Vadis_poster.jpg

Rosetta Stone BW, See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rosetta_Stone_BW.jpeg