The following article appears in the February 2013 issue of ILA Reporter from the Illinois Library Association.
Legal Issues Relating to Online Social Networking
Vol. XXXI, No. 1
From the Introduction
Libraries of all types — public, school, academic, and special — gain advantages in using web-based social networks. Some libraries have a presence on Facebook, maybe a Twitter account, and almost all have an online presence via a library website. Benefits include a cost-effective means of communication with library patrons, offering both transparency and opportunities for public participation, greater awareness, and sometimes more meaningful engagement by library patrons. But the governing authorities of these libraries, particularly those of public libraries, also must be aware of the implications of using these media.
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