Social Media Policy

Handley Regional Library selects carefully chosen Social Media tools as an important enhancement to communication, collaboration and information exchange among Library staff, Library users and the general public.  The Library recognizes that new tools will emerge that have useful application in the Library setting; thus, this policy addresses Social Media in general.

Library Social Media offerings are intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space where Library users may find useful and entertaining information. In some forums, users may be able to interact with Library staff and other Library users.

Social Media content shall adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and policies, including all information technology and records management policies. Library staff shall adhere to applicable procedures.

This policy and any posted user responsibilities apply to all staff and patrons, whether or not they are registered with Handley Regional Library.


“Social Media” is defined as any facility for online publication and commentary, including but not limited to blogs, wikis, and social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
“Library” refers to the Handley Regional Library.

“Posting” refers to any writing, image, video, download, audio file, and hyperlinks to other websites or media that is downloaded, referenced, inserted, or placed upon any HRL Social Media site.

Approved by Handley Regional Library Board March 21, 2017

Social Media Policy
Social Media Procedures
Social Media User Responsibilities