Social Media Policy
 
As part of the Siuslaw Public Library District's commitment to the provision of free and open access to a broad range of informational, recreational and cultural resources for library patrons of all ages, the Library may sponsor participation in social networking sites where library staff and community members can interact through virtual (Internet) communication.  Library social networking sites are intended to:
  • Inform the community about library resources, activities and news
  • Increase the community's use of library resources
  • Provide additional communication with members of the community.
While using Library sponsored social networking sites, please remember:
  • You are responsible for the protection of your privacy. Do not post personally identifying information.  People under the age of 18 especially should not post information such as last name, school, age, phone number or address.  Parents or guardians are responsible for their minor children's use of Library social networking sites.
  • You are responsible for the content of your postings.  By posting a comment or other content you agree to indemnify the Siuslaw Public Library District, its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages and costs (including attorney's fees) incurred which arise out of, or are related to the content that you post. 
  • The Library reserves the right to use any comments, posts or messages on library social media sites for public relations and marketing.  The Library will remove any personal information from any comment, post or message selected for such use.
  • The Library does not endorse comments, posting, or messages created by any person outside that created by library staff.
  • Participation in Library social networking sites constitutes agreement with Library Social Media, Computer/Internet and Patron Behavior Policies.
The Library reserves the right to modify, not publish or remove any message or posting that it deems:
  • offensive, abusive, defamatory, libelous, or threatening language;
  • a violation of copyright, trademark right or other intellectual property right of any third party; 
  • spam or commercial in nature;
  • off-topic;
  • to contain organized political activity
  • to contain hyperlinks to other non-library sites;
  • a duplicate posting from the same individual
  • to contain images, photos, or other media.
Adopted by Board of Directors:  May 16, 2012