The Harris County Public Library (HCPL) selects carefully chosen social media tools as an important enhancement to communication, collaboration and information exchange between HCPL staff, library users and the general public. HCPL recognizes that new tools will emerge which have useful application in the library setting; thus, this policy addresses social media in general.
Library social media offerings are intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space where library users will find useful and entertaining information. In some forums, users may be able interact with library staff and other library users.
“Social Media” refers to community created content sites like blogs, forums, Flickr, YouTube, wikis, social networks, Pinterest, Twitter and other content sharing sites. It includes: