Social Software Acceptable Use Policy

Social Software is defined as any web application, site or account created and maintained by Robey Memorial Library (RML) which facilitates an environment for library staff and library patrons to share opinions and information about library-related subjects and issues; to increase the public’s knowledge of and use of library services; and to promote the value and importance of library services among governing officials, civic leaders, and the general public.

Comments, posts, and messages are welcome on Robey Memorial Library social networking sites. While RML recognizes and respects differences in opinion, all such interactions will be regularly monitored and reviewed for content and relevancy (before publishing when possible). All postings containing any of the following will be removed:

  • Obscene or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous statements
  • Plagiarized or copy-written material
  • Private and/or personal information
  • Comments unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Hyperlinks to material not related to the discussion
  • Commercial promotions or spam
  • Organized political activity
  • Photos, videos or other images that fall into any of the above categories

Robey Memorial Library reserves the right to edit or modify any postings or comments for space or content, while retaining the intent of the original post. RML shall also be granted the right to reproduce comments, posts, and messages in other public venues. For example, a comment may be quoted in a newspaper or on the library website. Identifying information other than the first name will be removed unless prior approval is granted by the user.

Adopted April, 2010
Reviewed June, 2013
Reviewed May, 2016
Revised May, 2019
Reviewed September, 2022