Monroe County Public Library Social Media Policy

Purpose

This policy governs the Library's social media use, defined here as websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Meetup, SoundCloud, BuzzFeed, and Flickr. The Library makes use of these platforms to communicate with and be easily accessible to the public, providing information on topics related to the Library's mission, collections, programs, and services.

Rights and Responsibilities of the Library

All official Library-represented social media platforms will be selected, created, and moderated by the Communications and Marketing unit, or those specifically designated by that unit.

User comments and posts will be moderated for content and relevancy. The Library reserves the right to remove any content (comments, tags, and/or images) at its discretion.

User Responsibilities and Use Restrictions

Users will follow the guidelines of individual social media platforms, and be moderated by those individual platforms. The Library is not responsible for, nor does it endorse, the content of its followers.

Public user posts may be shared by the Library.


Related Library policies include:

Internet and Computer Use Policy
Privacy Policy Regarding Web and Email Communications

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees July 17, 2019