social media policies
ALHFAM SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY (2021) Download
ALHFAM is a professional organization that includes staff, volunteers and enthusiasts of living history, farm and agricultural museums. In our online interactions, we strive to create a community that is open, helpful and professional. These communication tools provide a valuable forum for sharing ideas, best practices, skills and experiences relevant to ALHFAM’s mission: “The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) shares practical knowledge and skills among those who make history relevant to contemporary lives. We draw strength from our diverse network of members, sharing experience, research and passion for participatory learning.”
ALHFAM members and those who support ALHFAM’s mission discuss topics of mutual interest through public-facing social media. ALHFAM members also discuss these topics among themselves through member-only platforms. This policy outlines the rules we agree to when we engage with ALHFAM’s social media, to ensure that ALHFAM fosters a safe environment in which we can learn from each other.
Definition of “Social Media”
“Social media” is the term for the tools and platforms people use to publish, converse and share content online. ALHFAM’s official social media presence currently includes:
Social media outlets are moderated by the Communications Committee and/or volunteer moderators designated by the Communications Committee. The purpose of moderation is to ensure appropriate content is posted in a timely manner and policies are upheld by all participants.
Topics should be related to:
Rules for Behavior
Guidelines for following the above rules
Violation of this policy may result in the removal of posts, comments, links, or images. ALHFAM moderators may block/remove the user from future interaction on its social media platforms. ALHFAM reserves the right to remove content for any reason, understanding that this may be limited by the technology and platforms.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have no full-time media manager but will respond to you as soon as we can.