Communicating Library Values, Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plans through Social Media

Doralyn Rossmann


Social media communication needs to be aligned with your library’s broader communication plan so that user experience is consistent with messaging from other library venues. Ideally, social media along with all library communication points include language from your library’s values, mission, and vision statements and strategic plan. This article will outline two critical pieces to forming your social media communication strategy: Making a social media plan and applying social media optimization (SMO) to your library’s Web pages. Once set up, your plan and SMO can easily become part of your library’s routine when posting to social networks and creating and editing Web pages.


communication; social media; strategic planning

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American library Association Texas Digital Library