Library – OverDrive Resource Center

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!

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 12/20/20.

Automatic Weeding Plan & Smart List Overview

Dive into this short overview video to create an automated cart and Smart Lists to weed your expired Metered Access titles. Then, jump into our in-depth videos on these subjects!

Bonus: download the accompanying PDF for a step-by-step guide you can print or reference quickly.

Digital Comics from OverDrive: We’ll show you how to add some POW! (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.

Expand Your Digital Reading Community through PR and Social Media (September 2020)

Learn how to leverage your local media and your library’s social media accounts to increase awareness and circulation of 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. We’re diving deeper on last year’s webinar, 5 Steps to Promote Your Digital Collection Through Local Media for Free, with ways you can amplify your picked-up stories on social media!

Automating Carts: Create a Recommend to Library Manager Plan

How to create a Recommend to Library Manager plan in OverDrive Marketplace.

  • 00:12 Overview
  • 01:35 How to get started
  • 02:19 Create a new plan
  • 02:43 User demand and budget
  • 06:00 Collection development policies
  • 08:36 Scheduling

PART III: Managing Loans and Holds on your OverDrive Digital Library Website

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!

  • Introduction: 0:00-0:17
  • Loans: 0:18-1:40
  • Holds: 1:41-3:59
  • Wish list: 4:00-6:10
  • Rated titles: 6:11-7:55
  • Recommendations: 7:56-11:08
  • History: 11:09-13:32
  • Thank you: 13:33-13:51

Supporting Your Digital Users (June 2020)

Join OverDrive for this jam-packed session that will help your staff quickly and efficiently answer frequently asked questions about your OverDrive digital collection. Our Tech and Product Support team members will guide you through the process of:

  • Answering common questions from users
  • Using Marketplace tools to assist with user issues
  • Submitting support cases to OverDrive
  • Navigating and leveraging OverDrive Help resources

This session will benefit reference librarians, electronic resource librarians, associate/assistant staff members, library technology trainers, or anyone who is responsible for the success of your OverDrive collection.

Stay Connected: Digital Book Clubs for Your Library (May 2020)

Join OverDrive experts to learn the ins and outs of creating, selecting, and marketing your OverDrive collection through digital book clubs and community reads! We’ll walk you through the process of getting started, share advice on selecting digital content that’s right for your users and budget, and leave you with marketing strategies to promote your program.

This session will benefit library staff involved in programming, marketing, as well as managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection. 60 minutes

Managing Advantage in Marketplace

This 30-minute video will take you through Marketplace as an Advantage user. Learn the subtle differences in searching for titles, running reports, and managing your collection from the Advantage perspective.

For more detailed information about the processes mentioned in this video, please feel free to reference:

Public Library CONNECT: Reach More Young Readers! (April 2020)

Interested in ideas and resources to connect more young readers to your digital library? Join OverDrive for this live webinar on Public Library Connect, a feature that enables students in your community to easily connect to your digital collection.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to connect their schools and public libraries to increase student reading. This session will benefit school and public librarians who work with young readers, as well as managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Managing Recommended Titles in Marketplace

Learn how to review and purchase the titles your patrons recommend.

  • Overview of Recommended Titles – 0:00-2:08
  • The patron recommendation experience – 2:09-3:45
  • Using the Recommended titles report – 3:46-6:23
  • Creating an automated Recommend to Library plan – 6:23-14:08