Social Media Policy
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has launched new web based tools for outreach, education and information. These tools are not intended to replace the channels currently in place for press and constituent communication. Press inquiries should be directed to Celeste Bruno 617-725-1860 X208 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions or complaints regarding agency services should also be directed to Celeste Bruno.
Please note, that Records Retention Law of the Commonwealth requires the MBLC to preserve records created or received by a state employee. Pursuant to this retention requirement, comments posted or messages received via an official state agency page on a third-party web-site (such as an official agency profile on a social network) will be treated as state governmental records and may be permanently archived.
Information that you submit voluntarily through social media sites associated with this agency where such information is publicly available, including your name, city or town, and the substance of anything that you post may be disseminated further by being posted online at this website or be publicly discussed by a member of the administration.
The State Aid Blog: http://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/state_aid/blog/ is an official blog of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The blog provides information and discussion about the State Aid to Public Libraries program and public library data collection. The intended audience for this blog is public library directors. Please review the State Aid Blog at http://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/state_aid/blog/.
To view the MBLC's Facebook Page, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/MBLC/261044710651425. Facebook is a free social networking site that allows users to send and read other users updates. While people use Facebook in many different ways for both personal and professional reasons, as a matter of policy:
- The MBLC's use of a Facebook Page is intended as a means to provide announcements and updates on current events, programs, services or notices to any other users who elect to watch or follow our Facebook announcements.
The account is maintained and monitored by a combination of MBLC communications and technology staff and contracted agency.
Facebook is one of the many means we're using to connect residents with library services. We'll review and update Facebook as much as possible as we monitor and maintain many other channels of feedback, outreach and engagement including feedback from public meetings, email, letters, phone calls, and in-person visits.
Messages posted on the agency's Facebook Page may be public records and may also be publicly available. Because not everyone knows that we are on Facebook, we occasionally search for comments that talk about the MBLC or libraries but don’t reference our account and let that user know about our account. We periodically perform these searches to enable us to more effectively listen to and engage with constituents.
The MBLC will not respond via Facebook to press inquiries, resident questions or complaints, or other individual constituent matters. Please contact Celeste Bruno at 617-725-1860 X208 or email@example.com.
Please review our Comment Terms in regards to posting made to Facebook Pages.
While you can always check the MBLC's website for regular updates, it's often easier to have information come to you. RSS lets you do just that. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, updates come to you as we post them.
We offer RSS feeds of news releases, job listings and the MBLC's calendar of events. These are available at: http://mblc.state.ma.us/utilities/rss.php
MBLC Policy approval date: April 7, 2011
ITD approval date: September 22, 2011
Policy Expiration date: April 7, 2016