Yesterday I was invited to the DuPage Library System to give a presentation about ALA Connect as part of the kickoff session for their year-long series of programs called “Let’s Get Social.” I had a great time, and I was pleased to hear positive comments about Connect and its future, so thanks for inviting me, DLS! If you’re in the Chicagoland area and want to learn more about social media, this is a great opportunity (see the rest of the series listed in the entry here).
During the lunch break, I was asked about social media policies for libraries, so rather than just send the URL for the Database of Social Media Policies to two people, I figured I’d post it here in case you haven’t seen it yet. While it’s more business-oriented at the moment, it does include a category for government and non-profit organizations. If your library ends up implementing a social media policy, help out and use the “add your policy” option on on the site so that we can build a repository of library policies, too.
If you haven’t tracked it, the site Mashable also has lots of great tips, recommendations, and suggestions, including a post from April asking Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy. If you find the site a little overwhelming, try tracking just the How to category as a start.