10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library

Jennifer Amanda Jones at the Social Media Examiner offers 10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Business, each of which could be implemented by libraries. It’s becoming increasingly important for libraries and other organizations to create effective social media policies that protect, guide, and empower staff. This article provides helpful tips to do just that:

  • #1: Gather Your Team
  • #2: Focus on Creating Culture
  • #3: Consider Legal Ramifications, Including the National Labor Relations Review Board (NLRB)
  • #4: Separate Overall Policies from Site-Specific Guidelines
  • #5: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
  • #6: Include External Regulations
  • #7: Create Two Policies
  • #8: Emphasize Education
  • #9: Ask a Lawyer to Review the Policy
  • #10: Don’t Let it Collect Dust