Social Media Policy

The John F. Magale Memorial Library endorses the use of social media (including e-mail and Facebook) as an enhancement to communication and information exchange between Magale Library staff and Centenary students, faculty and staff and the surrounding Shreveport-Bossier community. Social media allows for virtual reference support, cost-effective marketing and outreach, and a sense of community between Magale Library and its users. Social media complement other traditionally available reference services at Magale Library and support the educational and institutional goals of Centenary College of Louisiana.

Social media tools employed by the library will be used to deliver such library functions as:
• Virtual information and reference services
• Education on use of library resources
• Notices of library events, such as gallery exhibits and receptions
• Outreach, marketing and publicity
• Hours and schedule changes

Magale Library welcomes user feedback and comments, but requests that they be polite and library-related. Views expressed/posted by patrons are not necessarily the views of Magale Library. Magale Library reserves the right to remove postings that are off topic, defamatory, abusive, that violate the intellectual property rights of any third party, or that are otherwise inappropriate for the services offered.

All comments are public records. Participants are encouraged to protect their privacy and should not post personally identifying information. No personally identifiable information about library patrons will be solicited by Magale Library.

If you have an impairment which prohibits you from fully utilizing our social media tools, please contact us at the information provided below so we can arrange for accommodations.