Social Networking Policy
Roswell Public Library
Public Social Networking Policy
Adopted April 25, 2010
The Roswell Public Library, in an effort to be more accessible to the community and our patrons, is participating in social media to increase promotion of the Library’s services and resources. In doing so, it recognizes that its employees and patrons may also be active participants in both personal and professional capacities. The Roswell Public Library has outlined some key standards to consider when participating in social media networking web sites.
Social Media Technology is defined as any website or application which allows users to share information, and may include, but is not limited to, blogging, instant messaging, social networking sites, and wikis. Many social networking sites allow users of those sites to become a “friend”, “fan” or otherwise associate their own “profiles” or virtual presences with the library’s profile on these sites. Examples of such sites are Twitter, Face book, YouTube and various blogging sites.
As with more traditional resources, the Roswell Public Library does not act in place of or in the absence of a parent and is not responsible for enforcing any restrictions which a parent or guardian may place on a minor’s use of this resource.
Users may remove themselves at any time from the Library’s “friends” or “fan” list by following established procedures of the site owner.
Users should be aware that third party websites have their own privacy policies and should proceed accordingly.