What is Twitter?
Twitter is a real-time social network where users send and receive short bursts of information called "tweets." Tweets are messages of less than 140 characters in length and can contain text only, links to web pages, or links to photos. For more information please see the official Twitter fact page.
How does the LRC use Twitter?
We use Twitter in a variety of ways to keep our patrons and community members informed about library services, library and HCC news & events, and larger issues in librarianship and academics. Some examples include:
- Campus weather & closing alerts
- Campus & LRC news & events
- Changes in library hours
- Computer lab reservations
- Notable new books in our collection
- Patron notification (by request)
- Library service updates
Do I need to sign up?
You do not need a Twitter account to view our profile page or the profile pages of other Twitter users. Click on any of our Twitter links or icons and you can view the LRC Twitter page and a real time list of our tweets. However, you will need to sign up for an account if you wish to follow the LRC and receive automatic updates from our Twitter feed or if you wish to use Twitter for any of our library services.
How can patrons and community members use Twitter?
In addition to receiving updates from our Twitter feed followers of the LRC may use their Twitter accounts to:
- Request a hold
- Place an Interlibrary Loan request
- Receive notifications for the arrival or status of requested materials
- Find out due dates or fine amounts
- Suggest a purchase
Learn more about how you can use our library services on our Twitter Services page.
Privacy & Usage Statement
The LRC and Haywood Community College are committed to preserving our patrons' rights to privacy and confidentiality. We will not post, link to, collect, or distribute any private information or any information that could be used to identify any of our patrons. Our goal is to provide a convenient, effective, and safe service for our patrons.
"We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired, or transmitted." -Article III of the American Library Association's Code of Ethics
View the Haywood Community College Privacy Policies.
Privacy on Twitter
To protect the privacy of our patrons the LRC will not publicly post, or "tweet," any information that may compromise the identity and confidentiality of our users. Any replies to questions and service requests will be made via a private message to the patron's Twitter account. The LRC may occasionally link to posted events or announcements on the Haywood Community College website that mention students or faculty. Please also be aware that Twitter is a third-party service and the LRC and Haywood Community College are not responsible for any content or links not directly created by HCC staff.