Social Media, Libraries, and the Law (Online)

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. The link to this program will be available at 2:30 on March 17, 2011.

Social Media services are some of the latest tools libraries use to communicate with their users.

  • Does your library have facebook, twitter and flickr accounts?
  • Do you understand their terms-of-service, and know what may be negotiable?
  • Do you create content for your library’s social media sites?
  • Do children use your social media sites?
  • Does your library have a social media policy?

In this one-hour webinar, you will:

  • learn some copyright pointers, including two important steps you can take to protect your library from secondary liability if users post copyright-protected content in the comments sections.
  • understand what you may delete, and what you shouldn’t delete without a lawyer’s advice.
  • look at privacy issues of special concern with children.
  • see a sample policy that you can use as a starting point.

This one-hour webinar will be of interest to Public Service staff, Library Administrators, all staff contributing to social media, and individuals responsible for creating

Speaker: Mary Minow

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