Social media policy

Policy adopted November 8, 2010

Social media are media that use web-based technologies for social interaction.  Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube are examples of social media.  Other forms include Internet forums, weblogs, wikis, and podcasts.

Postings to the library’s social media accounts

Bethlehem Public Library sponsors social media sites as a way for patrons to share opinions about library related subjects.  Postings may be reviewed prior to publishing.  The library will not publish:

  • Potentially libelous comments
  • Obscene or racist comments
  • Derogatory or inflammatory comments about an individual’s sex, race, age, disability, religion, or national origin
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Private, personal information offered without express consent
  • Comments unrelated to the topic of discussion
  • Hyperlinks to material not directly related to the discussion
  • Material known to be plagiarized
  • Commercial promotions or spam
  • Comments pertaining to organized political activities

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