Social Media Policy

PURPOSE:
Social media is defined as any web-based tool such as a blog, online forum, content-sharing website, or other digital channel established for online interaction and connection.

Albany Public Library maintains a presence on several social media services. The Library reserves the right to moderate the public’s use and access to the Library’s pages on these platforms.

POLICY:
Although comments and posts are welcome on many of the Library’s social media sites, the Library does not intend to create an open forum through its social media presence and postings containing any of the following will be removed:

PROCEDURE:
Library staff will monitor the Library’s social media pages and remove postings which violate this policy on a weekly basis. Violators of this policy may also have their user profiles blocked and may lose Library privileges on a temporary or permanent basis.

RESPONSIBILITY:
The Library’s Web Development Committee is responsible for the compliance with this policy.

APPROVED:
April 2014

REVIEW DATE:
April 2016

 

Last updated: September 12, 2014