K-12 Schools – OverDrive Resource Center

Shop, Curate, Promote: Enhance your digital collection during OverDrive’s Chinese New Year Sale (February 2021)

Happy Year of the Ox! According to Chinese Astrology, 2021 is considered a year of prosperity and wellness for all. Join OverDrive experts as they share highlights from the Chinese New Year Sale in OverDrive Marketplace and best practices for leveraging the content at your library.

Prefer to jump to a particular section? Follow the time markers, below::

  • Welcome and Agenda – 0:00-6:30
  • Growth and Trends – 6:31-11:04
  • Building a collection – 11:05-27:46
  • Shopping and curating – 27:47-45:54
  • Promoting – 45:55-52:36
  • Follow-up and Thanks – 52:37-54:02

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 3/11/21.

Reports: Title Status & Usage for K-12 Schools

Let’s explore the Title Status & Usage report in OverDrive Marketplace.

Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

For our demonstration, we looked for specific information on a title and for information on expired titles in the collection by using the Title field, Date, and Holdings criteria.

Reports: Purchase Orders for K-12 Schools

Let’s explore the Purchase Orders report in OverDrive Marketplace.

Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

For our demonstration, we looked for purchase orders from the last 6 months and purchase orders that have been created since the inception of the collection by using the Date criteria.

Reports: Current Holds for K-12 Schools

Let’s explore the Current Holds report in OverDrive Marketplace.

Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

For our demonstration, we looked for what titles were currently on hold and already in our collection as well as users that currently have titles on hold using the Run By and Weed Status criteria.

Reports: Checkouts for K-12 Schools

Let’s explore the Checkouts report in OverDrive Marketplace.

Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

Details: For our demonstration, we looked for number of checkouts per month over the last year and checkouts by format since the inception of the collection by using the Checkouts By and Period Type criteria.

Curating Advantage Collections for the Sora App (K-12 Schools)

How to create and publish curated and automated Advantage collections for the Sora app.

Curation Introduction and Overview: 0:00-1:34
Curation demonstration: 1:35-15:52
Special Considerations for Advantage: 15:53-18:05
Advantage Curation demonstration: 18:06-21:13
Resources & Next Steps: 21:14-21:39

Promoting Your Digital Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond (November 2020)

No matter the current status of your physical building right now, the digital library is always open and there are still plenty of opportunities to reach your readers wherever they are. In this session, join OverDrive’s Outreach experts as they share best practices on promoting your digital library during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore print resources for your physical building or curbside pickup, digital resources for your website and social media, virtual training sessions for your patrons, and more!

Digital Comics from OverDrive: We’ll show you how to add some POW! – K-12 Schools (October 2020)

Want to create more happy readers? Looking for a way to bring Comic-Con home to fans? Our team of comic connoisseurs will show you which titles and how to add comics and graphic novels to your digital collection.

Click WATCH VIDEO, below, to learn:

  • How comics and graphic novels can engage readers of all ages and interests
  • About graphic titles that are a must for your OverDrive collection
  • How comics and graphic novels can be best showcased

Go from HOW to POW with digital comics for your collection! This webinar will benefit public library or K-12 staff who are selectors, purchasers, or curators for your digital collection, as well as anyone who’s responsible for the success of your digital library.

Sora Saves, Part 3 of 3: Energy (October 2020)

Join OverDrive K-12 experts Tiffany Christina, and Sydney as they discuss the ways Sora can help save you energy – the most precious resource of any back-to-school season!

Sora Saves Energy is part three of a 3-part on-demand web series to explore digital reading from a feature, marketing, and training perspective.

Sora Saves, Part 2 of 3: Money (October 2020)

Join OverDrive K-12 experts Tiffany Christina, and Sydney as they discuss the ways Sora adds value without adding extra costs!

Sora Saves Money is part two of a 3-part on-demand web series to explore digital reading from a feature, marketing, and training perspective.

Sora Saves, Part 1 of 3: Time (October 2020)

Join OverDrive K-12 experts Tiffany Christina, and Sydney as they discuss the ways the Sora student reading app can add hours back to your school day.

Sora Saves Time is part one of a 3-part on-demand web series to explore digital reading from a feature, marketing, and training perspective.

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace – K-12 Schools (March 2021)

Join our Training team for an introductory session on OverDrive Marketplace, your hub for digital content. This session will provide you an overview of shopping and purchasing in Marketplace.

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 4/2/21.