Creating a Social Media Policy

Scheduled Dates

February 2, 2022 2 pm - 4 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Librarians and paraprofessionals who need to develop a social media policy for their institution.
Course Description

According to a 2016 study by Pew Research, 51% of respondents said their company has a social media policy. Does your library have a social media policy that explains how your library uses social media, provide direction for staff use of social media at work, and how to handle comments from the public?

In this course, you will learn how to mitigate your library's social media risk with the development of a social media policy. Attendees will learn about the key steps and common themes when developing a policy and learn how to write guidelines that will provide you, your staff, and even your patrons with the understanding of how using social media fits within the overall vision and mission of your organization.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify key steps in the social media policy development process
  • Evaluate how a social media policy fits with the vision and mission of the institution
  • Create a social media policy for your organization
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social media policy development with hands on examples


Homework Expectations
  • There will be both in class and at home assignments to be completed.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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