New Article: “Legal Issues Relating to Online Social Networking”
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.