Social Media Policy

The Upper Skagit Library District uses social media to advance the Library’s mission as a community doorway to reading, resources, and lifelong learning and a center for people, ideas and culture. These tools help broaden awareness of the wide range of library resources, programs, and activities.

The Upper Skagit Library encourages and supports employees’ efforts to engage with communities served by the Library through the use of the Library’s social media accounts. Upon supervisor approval, employees may access Library social media accounts to facilitate community engagement within the scope of their duties. Employees may use their personal devices when accessing and engaging in Library social media. Personal devices may then be subject to Public Records Requests.
The Library will remain neutral on the topics covered on our social media pages and in the Library. The comments and opinions expressed on these forums (and external links appearing in posts) are the opinion of the person posting and may not reflect the official position of the Upper Skagit Library or the opinions of its employees. Everything posted to our social media accounts is part of the public record and subject to public disclosure.

By posting any comments, posts, or other materials on Upper Skagit Library social media pages, you give the Library permission to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, delete and otherwise use your submissions for any library-related purpose in any form on any media.

We reserve the right (but are not obligated) to review, screen, edit and delete comments before and after posting, in accordance with the Upper Skagit Library Public Comment Guidelines below.

Comments may be edited and deleted before posting or removed upon discovery, if:
• substantially off-topic or unrelated to the original post
• using defaming, demeaning, vulgar, offensive, threatening, or harassing language
• designed to advertise, promote or solicit for any business, commercial transaction or non-government service
• fraudulent, including impersonating someone else or misrepresentations
• chain messages or obvious spam
• promoting or opposing current ballot questions or persons seeking office unless directly related to a Library program, event or resource
• violating copyright of images, music, video or published works without source credit or permission of the owner

Social media services that host our forums may also have their own policies regarding privacy standards and restrictions that may affect comments posted.

Adopted by the Upper Skagit Library Board of Trustees, June 14, 2018.