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Facebook Best Practices

Facebook Best Practices

The Facebook Developers guidelines will be upheld by the DSC Learning Commons Facebook pages (

Department Facebook Page
Academic Support Center
Writing Center

Creating Posts

  • Weekly, there will be 2-4 posts to the DSC Learning Commons Facebook pages.
  • Post only materials/information that is relevant to the DSC Learning Commons and its respective sources.
  • All posts to the DSC Library Facebook page should not exceed two sentences (be concise).
  • Facebook posts include:
    • Photos of patrons within, around, or outside of the Learning Commons.
    • Book recommendation per week to include a picture of the book mentioned.
    • One to two “special days” per week.
    • Homework, research, or writing tips and helpful resources.
    • Articles, images, and videos relevant and appropriate for the Learning Commons.
    • Events or holidays that are related to the Learning Commons, Daytona State College, or local community events pertaining to any of the branch campuses.
  • Use URL shorteners such as and to shorten web links that are included in the posts.
  • Create Facebook Events for Learning Commons activities, invite fans, and cross promote.
  • Learning Commons departments will not “like” their own posts, but will “like” comments left by other users.

Using Images and Media

  • Ideally, posted photos of Learning Commons staff will be tagged.
  • Staff taking pictures of Learning Commons students will obtain verbal confirmation, at the minimum, to post photos to various social media. Ideally, students will sign the “DSC Talent Release” form.
  • Due to copyright laws, only fair use and public domain images will be published to the DSC Learning Commons Facebook pages. When using sites like Google Images, conduct an advanced search and select the “free to use or share” usage rights. Give credit to images from sites like Flickr that provide specific creators. To find public use images, search sites like the links below.