Join OverDrive to learn about ideas and resources for promoting your digital library across every demographic in your community. Our marketing and outreach experts will offer best practices to engage the following audiences: kids and parents, Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X, and baby boomers and older adults. Videos referenced in this webinar are provided below:
How to manage account settings for both Marketplace and your digital library website.
All it takes is the right book at the right time. Join OverDrive to learn strategies for reaching and connecting your digital collection with reluctant readers in your community. We will share titles to entice, marketing strategies to engage, and best practices to leverage your digital collection with this audience.
Review carts and make purchases in Marketplace.
Build and edit shopping carts, organize carts while you shop, automate carts, modify carts.
Filter and sort search results, understand title information, and identify title information for consortium (shared) and individual libraries and schools.
Use Basic and Advanced search techniques, as well as quick as easy search tools like Must-Haves, Insights, and Featured lists.
Learn how to log in and navigate the Marketplace website.
Take a bird’s-eye view of Marketplace! Learn how easy it is to use our online shopping and administrative portal and where to get quick access to help and support, when needed.
Learn how easy it is to get started with Sora, the student reading app. Browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, create notes and highlights in titles, add access to a public library’s digital collection, and more.
Learn how easy it is to get patrons started with Libby, the library reading app, including how to browse and borrow on a mobile device, tips for customizing the experience, and where to find Libby marketing and help resources.
Learn how to leverage your local media to increase awareness and engagement with your digital collection. From determining your story angle to distributing a press release, we’ll provide guidance on how you can become your library’s own PR expert.
Introducing Lucky Day! Join OverDrive’s training team for this live demonstration on how to create Lucky Day collections of popular, in-demand titles and curate those collections for easy discoverability.
Navigate and borrow titles from your school’s OverDrive website.
If you’d like a slightly deeper dive into the world of Sora, this session is for you! We’ll discuss ways schools are successfully using our free, customizable print and digital resources to increase awareness around Sora. Additionally, we’ll kickstart the discussion around using Sora as a learning tool with formative assessment ideas, lesson planning templates, classroom management strategies and more.
Great for schools who are new to the Sora student reading app, this session will cover the basics of getting logged in, navigating the app, borrowing and reading digital titles. We’ll also highlight some of our favorite Sora features, such as exporting notes and adding access to a public library collection.
How to select and purchase content for your digital collection.
Borrow and manage available titles instantly in Libby.
Take a virtual tour of your library website and learn how to borrow titles, place titles on hold, read or listen in your browser, and more!
Learn how to send a book from the Libby app to a Kindle device or the Kindle app (U.S. only).
Learn how to customize ebook and audiobook preferences in Libby after borrowing a title.
Take titles on the go! Learn about Libby’s options for offline access and ensure you can read or listen even when the Internet isn’t available.
Search and browse titles and filter through search results in Libby.
Learn how easy it is to get patrons started with Libby, including how to download the app, find your library, and sign in!
Have you met Libby? Take a bird’s eye view of signing in, borrowing titles, customizing the app, and accessing Libby marketing and help resources.
How to monitor and respond to user demand for digital titles.
- 01:20 Use end-user support tools
- 02:50 Run a Current holds report
- 06:08 Complete an Advanced search
- 08:13 Create a Holds Manager plan
How to move or share titles from an Advantage member collection to the shared collection.
- 00:18 What is Advantage Plus?
- 03:42 How to get started
- 05:47 Step 1: Enable Advantage Plus
- 09:15 Step 2: Create an Advantage Plus plan
- 15:45 Step 3: See results!
How to remove expired and unwanted content from your digital collection.
Use Marketplace reporting tools to evaluate and make informed purchases for your library’s digital collection.
This video covers the Insights tab, which is a high-level overview of your library’s digital collection.
Learn how to make select copies of in-demand titles available for shorter lending periods with no holds.