September 23, 2009

Social Media Policies

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.

Be Socia­ble, Share!

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  1. Thank you! I can use these resources tomor­row! Great stuff.

    Comment by pollyalida — September 23, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

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