A 2018 Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies (or PALS) cohort worked together to research social media policies and practices for all library types. Based on their findings, they have made available sample templates for libraries to adopt if you choose. Note, these policies are not official Association policies but are provided for reference and can be used at your libraries' discretion.
The sample documents can be accessed as attachments at the bottom of this post:
Draft PaLA Social Media Policy
This draft policy utilizes the ALA library social media policy template and is tailored to PaLA’s context. It details all current accounts and provides guidance for using the accounts including creating and removing content. This document is meant to be a draft and will benefit from additional insight from the board and the PR & Marketing committee, and any other relevant stakeholders.
Best Practices Guide for Social Media
This guide gives all libraries an overview to get started with or improve their social media practices. We provide a list of questions to consider about your social media presence, top 10 best practices, and a guide to social media platforms and social media management tools.
Academic Library Social Media Policy Template
This template is based on the ALA library social media policy template as well as other policy documents from academic libraries. It provides academic libraries with the major components of a social media policy with questions for them to consider in each category as they draft their own policy.
Public Library Social Media Policy Template
This template is based on the ALA library social media policy template. It provides public libraries with the major components of a social media policy with questions for them to consider in each category as they draft their own policy.
The group also hosted a webinar in spring 2019 to explain the documents further and to engage Association members in their project. That webinar can be accessed at https://youtu.be/AjkKwldosVA.