Social Media Task Force

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The purpose of the ELD Social Media Task Force is to create policies for our division which provide guidance for the use of the ELD blog, Facebook account and Twitter feed.

The Task Force will set the goals in the use of social media, and identify the benefits to ELD brought by the use of social media channels, including but not limited to:

• keep current membership appraised of activities, opportunities, conference developments, etc.;

• acknowledge sponsors;

• serve as a recruitment tool: promote ELD to potential members (engineering librarians from non -represented schools, students in library school programs).

The Task Force may want to review other policies used by similar organizations in formulating the ELD policies.

The Task Force will present its recommendations to the EEC for review and comment before announcing to the ELD membership.

The Task Force will consist of up to 6 ELD members, including at least one member from the Membership Committee and one member from the Development Committee and will be led by the Chair of the Web Committee


Julie Cook (chair), Kari Kozak, Ibironke Lawal (development), Tara Mawhinney, Michael White.


How can this policy support the ELD mission (informally stated on our About page):[1]

Our role within ASEE is to promote the role of the library as an integral part of engineering education. ELD serves as a forum for engineers who believe that information access lies at the heart of engineering education.

Documents to review and consider as examples as we draft our policies. Click on the Discussion tab for notes on these readings. Feel free to add to those notes and to the list below.

Social media policies database:[]A-Z list of polices from non-profit organizations and commercial enterprises.

This document from Idealware is fantastic to structure our thinking and to see other policies: [2] This one is more in depth, also from IdealWare: [3]

Creating a Social Media Policy at [4]This article focuses on non-profit organizations.

Eleven Essential Components of a Successful Social Media Strategy [5]

IEEE's Social Media Policy: [6]

LITA (Library Information Technology Association) – A Division of ALA Social Media Policy [7]

ALA – Questions and Answers on Ethics and Social Media [8]

American Society of Civil Engineers [9] ASCE has a Social Media Playbook and Webinar that you can view by creating an account.