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This website at www.northbrook.info is owned and operated by the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook IL 60062. It provides information aggregated from a number of information providers. The library is only responsible for content that it creates. While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, there is no guarantee that the information contained in this site is correct or up to date and the Northbrook Public Library accepts no liability for inaccurate, out of date or misleading information.

 

Social Software Policy for Northbrook Public Library Users

Policy

Northbrook Public Library offers blogs, community reviews, patron comments and other social software tools as a limited (or designated) public forum to facilitate the sharing of ideas, opinions and information about Library-related subjects and issues. Library social software is intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space where Library users will find useful and entertaining information and can interact with library staff and other Library users. Comments are moderated by Library staff and the Library reserves the right to remove comments that violate its policies.

Definition of Social software

Social software is defined as any web application, site or account offered by the library that facilitates the sharing of opinions and information about Library-related subjects and issues.

Social software includes such formats as blogs, listservs, websites, social network pages or posts to community reviews and patron ratings of library materials.

Rules for commenting

Protect your privacy. Do not post personally identifying information. Young people under age 18, especially, should not post information such as last name, school, age, phone number, address.

Posts containing the following are against library rules and will be deleted before posting or removed by Library staff:

  1. Copyright violations
  2. Off topic comments and links
  3. Commercial material/spam
  4. Duplicated posts from the same individual
  5. Obscene posts, sexually explicit materials, or any content that violates any applicable local, state or national laws
  6. Threats of violence/endangerment of others and harassing communications
  7. Potentially libelous or defamatory comments
  8. Images

By choosing to comment you agree to these rules and agree to indemnify the Northbrook Public Library and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages and costs (including attorney’s fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the content that you post. The Library reserves the right to monitor content before it is posted on all its blogs and other social media software and to modify or remove any message or posting that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate this policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Library is not obligated to take any such actions, and will not be responsible for or liable for content posted by any subscriber in any blog or other social software offered by the library.