You wouldn't let a staff member keep a key to the library after they become a former staff member, would you? Of course not! Don't forget to take the same care with the library's website. When a staff member leaves the library (for any reason, good or bad), it's good practice to limit their access to edit library websites, such as:
- Main public-facing website
- Staff blog or wiki
- Social media/other groups where the library has a presence (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Slack, etc.)
For example, if your library website runs on Drupal, there are options* to deal with a departing staff member's website editing account:
- Change the password on the account so the departing staff member can't log in anymore.
- Reassign the account to someone else with a new username & email.
- Block the account so that it cannot be used to log in at all.
- Delete the account so it is gone forever. On a Drupal site, this option will also prompt the question: should the content created with this account be deleted or reassigned to another staff member?
The specific options and steps for each platform may differ. The important thing is to remember to make sure the account housekeeping happens!