Legal Awareness in Social Media for Academic Libraries

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Abstract

The chapter serves as a primer for academic librarians on helping patrons with disabilities receive, protect, and understand disseminated content on a multitude of popular social media networking platforms. The content of the chapter provides introductory material on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The first part of the chapter discusses the inclusion of best practices and web accessibility applications for structuring written incorporation to help all patrons understand the expressed material within social media networking pages. The second part of the chapter discusses the importance of respecting patron privacy within FERPA guidelines. This section discusses social networking pages and best practices for helping safeguard the patron's identity concerning inadvertent HIPAA violations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Awareness in Social Media for Academic Libraries
Pages119-133
StatePublished - Mar 2019

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Dye-Reeves, A. (2019). Legal Awareness in Social Media for Academic Libraries. In Legal Awareness in Social Media for Academic Libraries (pp. 119-133)