Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 12/3/18 9:50 AM

Social Media for Libraries, Customer Success

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.

3 December
Happy birthday to author Joseph Conrad! Conrad wrote all of his novels in English, despite not learning the language until he was 17. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/conrad_joseph_1857_1924 

4 December
This Topic Page on Phineas Gage is a great overview of one of the most interesting psychological case studies. How can traumatic brain injuries affect personality? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/gage_phineas_1823_1860 

5 December
The Montgomery Bus Boycott began this day in 1955 in response to the earlier arrest of Rosa Parks. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/montgomery_bus_boycott_montgomery_ala_1955_1956

6 December
The 13th Amendment was ratified on this day in 1865, abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States (except as punishment for a crime). https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/slavery 

7 December
Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Learn more about the attack in 1941 that thrust the US into WWII: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/pearl_harbor 

 

menorah

10 December
Happy Human Rights Day! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/universal_declaration_of_human_rights 

11 December
One of America's most famous rocks was landed upon this day in 1620... or was it? Learn about the mythology and history of Plymouth Rock: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/plymouth_colony 

12 December
"With my burnt hand, I write on the nature of fire." Happy birthday Flaubert! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/flaubert_gustave_1821_1880 

13 December
Happy National Cocoa day! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/chocolate 

14 December
This day in 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team reached the South Pole: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/south_pole 

 

nutcracker

17 December
Learn more about the personal life of Tchaikovsky, the composer whose Nutcracker melodies are omnipresent in movies and commercials during the holiday season. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tchaikovsky_peter_1840_1893 

18 December
Everyone loves a good story, but have you ever considered how storytelling helps shape our lives and impact our communities? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/storytelling 

19 December
One of the great non-Halloween holiday ghost stories was published this day in 1843. Learn more about Dickens and A Christmas Carol: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dickens_charles_1812_1870 

20 December
Gift-giving is an important component in many cultures. See how "reciprocity" as a sociological construct strengthens ties within a community or network. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/reciprocity 

21 December
Today is the Winter Solstice, but that doesn't mean you have to do your research in the dark—illuminate any subject with Topic Pages like this: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/seasons 

 

christmas

24 December
The War of 1812 "ended" this day in 1814 with a treaty signing; however fighting continued through January as the news spread slowly. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/war_of_1812 

25 December
Merry Christmas! Learn more about the origin of Yule Logs, mistletoe, and tree-trimming with this Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/christmas 

26 December
The first day of Kwanzaa celebrates the principle of "umoja," or Unity. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/kwanzaa 

27 December
Help your research take flight with resources like this Aviation Topic Page https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/aviation 

28 December
Did you know Reindeer are the only deer in which both sexes have antlers? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/reindeer 

 

new-years

31 December
In Scotland, today is known as Old Year’s Night, or "Hogmanay." https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/new_year_s_eve 


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