Registration for March’s Learning Live session, “Social Media and Library Policies,” is open. Whether your library has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Instagram, or other platforms, it’s important to have policies in place to protect both library board members and staff. Learn how to ensure you are complying with legal guidelines, what library board members and staff should know about posting on their personal accounts, and how the library, board, Friends, and/or Foundation should work together on social media policies and procedures.
Clare Membiela is the Library Law Consultant for the Library of Michigan. She helps public libraries understand and manage legal issues that impact library services. Before joining the Library of Michigan in 2016, she was the associate director for library and instructional support for the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Libraries. Before moving to Michigan, she worked at the University of Miami Law Library as the head of reference services. Prior to her academic library work, she worked for two major law firms as a librarian in their Miami offices. She has an MLS. from Southern Connecticut State University, a JD from the University of Miami, and 30 years of law library experience. She is excited about helping public libraries by connecting them to the legal information they need. She serves on the United for Libraries Public Policy/Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom Committee.
United for Libraries Learning Live sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Each month’s session will cover a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends and/or Foundations, followed by a Q&A and/or discussions. Sessions are open to all personal United for Libraries members, as well as those with state access. Not Eligible for Free Registration? Explore non-member purchase options for this session or a one-year subscription.