Social Media Policy

Effective Date: December 15, 2015


The Wayne County Public Library uses social media sites as a facility for online publication including but not limited to blogs, wikis, and social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).  The library makes use of these tools to reach out and be more accessible to current and potential library users. Social media allow the library to meet users where they are, and give staff and public a convenient way to interact and share information and ideas on a range of topics related to the library’s mission, collections and services.

Rights and Responsibilities the Library

The library sets rules for use of its online venues and social media sites, just as it does for use of its other resources and communications. Comments/posts will be moderated by the library staff for content and relevancy. The library reserves the right to deny or remove any comments, links tags, and/or images that violate the law, the rights of any third party, or library policies.

The library is not responsible for the content on the pages of friends, fans, or followers of the library. The library does not endorse or review content of third-party sites.

User Responsibilities and Use Restrictions

Users of all ages have the responsibility to protect their privacy and should not post personally identifying information, such as last name, school, age, phone number or address. The library does not act in place of, or in the absence of, a parent.

Users may not post comments, links, and images that impinge on another's privacy or that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory. Violations include, but are not limited to:

  • off-topic and/or disruptive posts
  • commercial promotions or spam
  • duplicated posts from the same individual
  • threatening language and personal attacks
  • private, personal information published without consent
  • obscene or libelous content
  • copyright infringement/plagiarized material
  • political advocacy
  • posts that violate library policies

Wayne County Public Library will periodically evaluate the role and utility of its online venues and social media, which may be terminated at any time.