Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library Workshop—Group Rate

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$130.00
ALA Member: 
$ 117.00
Item Number:
1541-9315
Date: 
Day:  May 30, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Social media is crucial to libraries in terms of both staff and patron usage. Facebook, Twitter, and other networks can be used for marketing, public outreach, and even for providing library services. Access to the internet and social media draws patrons into the library. But do you and your staff have policies that govern social media usage? Is your staff using social media strategically or haphazardly? Are your patrons using it in a safe and ethical way while they are in your building?

In this new workshop, library technology and instruction expert Laura Solomon shows you how to craft a social media policy that will help ensure that you and your staff are getting the most out of these resources and that you are protecting your community and patrons in the process. You'll learn how writing this kind of policy can be completely different than writing any other text for the library and what you might need in a policy for staff versus what you might need to spell out for patrons.

After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Know at least three reasons why your library should have a social media policy
  • Be able to identify at least five points that should be covered in a social media policy for library employees
  • Understand how your library's current social media policy may be breaking the law
  • Be familiar with at least one key difference in purpose for a policy for patrons as opposed to for employees

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Laura Solomon

Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She has been doing web development and design for twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics.  As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.