Social Media Policy

The Hawkins County Library System uses Social Media to create a welcoming on-line space as a means to inform and entertain our patrons.  In some forums, it may be possible for users to comment or interact with library staff or other library users.  Comments and queries are monitored by library staff.  The Library reserves the right to remove, or refuse to post any submissions that are unlawful or that violate this policy.  Those who choose to use the library’s social media sites must agree to the Terms of Service of that providers’ site as well as all the library’s policies, including its Social Media Policy, Internet Policy and Library Code of Conduct.  Parents and legal guardians are reminded that they, not the library staff, are responsible for their minors’ use of the internet.  Persons who do not agree to these terms are not to use the services provided.

For your safety, DO NOT post any personal information about yourself or others. Examples of what should not be posted are last names, age, phone numbers, addresses, school attending, etc.  The Library reserves the right to remove any posts with personal information about other people or that violate another person’s right to privacy.

All posts which contain any of the following will be removed and the poster barred from posting any subsequent messages to the library social media sites:

  • Obscene, sexist or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous and slanderous statements
  • Plagiarized or copyrighted material
  • Comments unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion
  • Commercial promotions or spam
  • Organized political activity
  • Audio, video, photos or other images that fall in any of the above categories

The Library reserves the right to edit submissions for space or content while retaining the intent of the original post.  The Library is not responsible for any of the comments patrons post on our Social Media Sites.  A posted comment is the opinion of the person posting and publication of a comment does not imply agreement or endorsement by the Hawkins County Library System.