Social Media Policy

As I continue to ponder the tagging incident at Mount Prospect Public Library, I wonder if libraries and the ALA should have a Social Media Policy. 

There are many questions the policy would need to deal with. 

  • Why create such a policy?
  • What is the purpose of Social Media within the library organization?
  • Who should be covered by the policy?
  • How does the policy impact employees?  Patrons?
  • When/how does the library implement such a policy?

There is a great post at Mashable on such a topic for businesses.  I could easily be adopted for use in libraries.

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