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Social Media Policy

There is a lot going on at OSU Libraries & Press – and many ways for you connect with us to find out the latest news, new books or changes to databases, hours, events, and the countless things that make OSU Libraries & Press great.

One of the ways we want to share with you and have you share with us is through our uses of social media; you can find links to the various social media tools we use in our social media directory (and there are a lot). But since what makes social media work is the “social,” we also encourage you to comment, re-tweet, and share your stories in all those “traditional” social media ways. In addition, we’ve also created a web form for you to submit your own ideas or suggestions for things we should add or investigate.

We also want to share your experiences, enthusiasm, and ideas with others, so we reserve the right to use your comments in promotional materials, to use your stories to show others what makes OSU Libraries & OSU Press unique and extraordinary.

Lots of staff members at OSU Libraries & Press are involved in our social media projects and, like all of you, we are individuals and have different ways of expressing ourselves in our personal and professional lives. As members of this campus community, we follow OSU’s Social Media Guidelines and adhere to the Official Web Disclaimer. We’ve also come up with and committed to follow some “rules” in our online behavior and we ask that you do the same. We will not post:

  • Items or comments that are obscene, racist, derogatory, or similarly objectionable in their content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous statements
  • Plagiarized or copyrighted material
  • Commercial promotions or spam

So while we encourage you to express yourself, share, or debate, we also expect you to do so with respect, civility and common courtesy. If these rules are not followed, we reserve the right to delete anything objectionable.