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Using ARPA Funding to Support your Digital Collection (June 2021)

Join OverDrive for a live demonstration of new Marketplace tools to buy digital content and run reports for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded purchases. This is a helpful session for library staff planning to use ARPA funds to support their digital collection.

Please check with your state library officials for information about ARPA fund availability and requirements for use, as plans vary by state.

Three Must-Have Genres for Your Summer Collection (May 2021)

Join OverDrive’s Content Specialists for an overview of this summer’s most anticipated ebooks and audiobooks for adults in romance, memoir, and horror. We’ll share why readers love these genres and which standout titles you should keep your eye on! You won’t want to miss this lively discussion.

Audience: Public library staff involved in adult selecting, purchasing, and/or readers advisory.

Extra: View an OverDrive Marketplace list of all titles covered in the webinar.

Engage Your Community with Databases & Streaming Media Services (May 2021)

Attention partners migrating from Rbdigital: Access a special edition of this webinar, with a migration timeline, here!

Join us for a special look at our most recent and exciting addition to OverDrive – Databases & Streaming Media Services!

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (April 2021)

SYNC is an annual program that gives individuals 13+ who register two complete audiobook downloads per week–including new and favorite listens–each week for 14 weeks during the summer. It’s free and available worldwide.

Join Michele and Francisca from AudioFile and Lisa from OverDrive as they discuss the benefits of audiobooks, talk about this year’s offerings, and demonstrate how to access the titles with Sora, the student reading app.

Visit to register for the SYNC program and download the Sora app from your favorite app store by searching “Sora, by OverDrive.”

10 Tips to “Show Off on Social” with OverDrive Resources (March 2021)

After working with thousands of library and school partners across the globe, our Marketing and Outreach team has compiled their top 10 tips for using social media to promote your digital collection… and they’re ready to share!

Get a first-hand look at social media best practices including real-world examples and a lively dialogue. Our library and school Marketing experts also share free, high-quality graphics for you to use on your own platforms.

Harness the power of social media today and spread the word about your digital collection.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of social media marketing. Get up to speed with our on-demand webinar, Social Media Marketing for Your Digital Library.

Audience: Public library and school staff involved in marketing, programming, or managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Getting Started with OverDrive: New Library Partners

Welcome to OverDrive! This introductory video will help new library partners get acquainted with their OverDrive service and digital library platforms. It will also cover three steps you can take today in Marketplace.

Ebookin’ on a Budget: Buy More and Spend Less with OverDrive (February 2021)

Making a positive impact on your community by growing your digital collection doesn’t have to break your budget. Our team of experts will help you discover OverDrive’s self-service tools in Marketplace to:

Shop alternative lending models

  • Utilize existing titles to form digital book clubs
  • Improve circulation with curation
  • Make data driven decisions
  • Request individualized reports
  • Access help resources and more
  • 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

    Marketplace Insights: Running Popular Reports for Libraries

    Use Marketplace reporting tools to evaluate and make informed purchases for your library’s digital collection.

    This video covers the following reports:

  • Checkouts – 00:11
  • Current Holds – 03:19
  • Purchase Orders – 08:38
  • Title Status & Usage – 12:14
  • 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!

    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!

    Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace (June 2021)

    Join our Training team for an introductory session on OverDrive Marketplace, your hub for digital content. This live 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 7/1/21.