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Learning Commons Social Media Guidelines

DSC Library and Learning Commons Guidelines for Effectively Using Social Media

DSC Learning Commons recognizes that social media tools are becoming an important element of promoting communication internally and externally. While this creates new opportunities for communication and collaboration, it also creates new responsibilities for DSC Learning Commons employees. The purpose of these guidelines is to establish standards and expectations regarding use of social media for the DSC Learning Commons.

The goal is to broaden awareness of the Learning Commons on and off campus, enriching the bond between administration, faculty, staff, students (past, present and future), and patrons. Social media will make Learning Commons patrons aware of the services of the Academic Support Center, Library, and Writing Center, along with print and virtual resources.

All content posted should be free of copyright and protection restrictions.

Social media administrators will follow the applicable federal requirements, such as FERPA, HIPAA, and NAIA regulations.

Social media administrators should be aware of ADA compliance, creating posts that are accessible to a diverse audience. Examples of generating accessible posts include annotating visual posts that can be read aloud by screen readers; posting video content that has close captioning; and using inclusive language for all types of learners.