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Social Media Policy

Purpose

Social media technology is defined as any website or application that allows users to share information. The Boulder Junction Public Library is committed to using current forms of social media for the purpose of facilitating an online platform of communication.  Social media networking is maintained and monitored by the Boulder Junction Public Library Director. The Social Media Policy is in addition to the library’s Internet Use Policy, which covers internet use not included in this policy.

 

Policy

The Boulder Junction Public Library Director and/or designated staff reserve the right to monitor content before it is posted on all of its social media applications, websites and web accounts. The Boulder Junction Public Library is not responsible for the content of posts made by third parties and such posts do not reflect the positions of the library or its staff.

 

The library requests that anyone posting comments on the Boulder Junction Public Library managed social media sites follow these guidelines:

  • Use good judgement
  • Distinguish fact from fiction
  • Aim for accuracy and always offer attribution for facts or quotes
  • Be respectful and respect the opinion of others

 

Appropriate Content:

  • Notice of upcoming library meetings or events
  • Content of all press releases
  • Library policies and procedures
  • Information about library services, trends or technologies
  • Communication between library staff and the library community regarding Boulder Junction Public Library work and/or projects
  • Training and continuing education opportunities
  • Promotion of Boulder Junction Public Library or the library’s system, library associations or other professional bodies related to the Boulder Junction Public Library’s activities

 

Inappropriate Content:

  • Obscene, racist, or in any way discriminatory
  • Personal attacks, insults or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous statements
  • Copyrighted or plagiarized material
  • Private, personal information published without consent
  • Comments totally unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion or library
  • Commercial promotion, organized political activity or spam
  • Photos or images which may fall into any of the above categories

 

Submission of content to any site or forum owned or operated by the Boulder Junction Public Library shall constitute acceptance of guidelines and agreement to indemnify the Boulder Junction Public Library and/or the Town of Boulder Junction, their employees and officers, from and against all liabilities, judgements, damages, and costs (including attorney’s fees) incurred which may arise out of or are related to a posted comment.


Adopted April 2012
Revised May 2019

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