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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Social Media and Libraries - Article in the ILA Reporter

The February 2013 edition of the Illinois Library Association Reporter contains an article titled “Legal Issues Relating to Online Social Networking,” written by Julie Tappendorf, the author of this blog. The article addresses legal and ethical issues that can arise for libraries and their employees in their use of social media.  The article emphasizes the importance of having a well-crafted social media policy in place to address issues such as employee usage, moderation of comments, and the applicability of open records and open meetings laws.  You can access the article on the ILA's website.   


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