Reach New Audiences with Libby Extras (October 2022)

Join OverDrive experts for a session on Libby Extras that will enhance your digital collection with compelling content. These Database and Streaming Media services will engage your community with entertainment, education, and unique digital experiences. In this webinar, you’ll learn:
  • Why Libby Extras are a great addition to a digital collection
  • What’s offered in each of the 14 exciting and unique Extra options
  • How patrons discover and access Extras in the Libby app
  • How libraries add these services easily through OverDrive Marketplace

Supporting Independent Authors with Indie Author Project Select (October 2022)

Watch our panel of experts discuss BiblioLabs’ Indie Author Project from the library and author perspective, and demonstrate best practices for adding those Simultaneous Use titles to a digital collection in Marketplace.

Learn more about the Indie Author Project, including information for libraries and a submission rubric for authors here.

Read a terrific interview with award-winning author Ran Walker on our Perspectives on Reading blog here.

Expand Your Chinese Content Catalog (August 2022)

Join OverDrive and representatives from five prestigious publishing houses to learn about Chinese titles that will expand your collection and delight your users. We’ll share titles for all ages and interests, including children’s literature, artistic works, cultural books, and more! You’ll receive a link to all titles discussed in the session for easy shopping and curating.

Maximize Your Time with the Top 10 Marketplace Search Techniques (October 2022)

Have you ever searched for titles in Marketplace and wondered: What’s the difference between street date and on sale date? What IS a street date? Why does this search allow Publisher Account, Publisher, and Imprint?

Join OverDrive’s Training team to learn 10 techniques to maximize your collection development time by using advanced search features in Marketplace.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and use key fields in Marketplace’s advanced search tool.
  • Apply filters and “sort by” options to access key content quickly.
  • Use advanced searches for shopping, collection management, and curation.

After you watch the recording, you can click here to download your certificate of attendance!

Transitioning to Libby: Live Q&A with team OverDrive (June 2022)

Join us for an overview of the next phase in the OverDrive app sunset. During our time together, we’ll review next steps for helping OverDrive app users make the switch to Libby, share resources to ensure a successful transition, and provide opportunities for live Q&A with members of team OverDrive.

Making the Most of Your OverDrive Advantage Account (November 2022)

Advantage is a program where members of a consortium can purchase and curate additional titles exclusively for their users. Join us as we explore the subtle but powerful impact of building and managing an Advantage collection in OverDrive Marketplace.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • An overview of Advantage and how it works
  • Best practices for building and maintaining a successful collection
  • Answers to common questions and misconceptions

World Literary Tour: Spotlight on OverDrive’s Spanish-Language Catalog (May 2022)

Mucho gusto! Next stop – Spain! Discover OverDrive’s Spanish-language catalog and learn how you can support World Languages for your library or school with digital content. Join our experts for this webinar to explore:
  • OverDrive’s Spanish catalog and featured Latin-American and European authors
  • Shopping and selecting Spanish-language titles in OverDrive Marketplace
  • Featured collections on the World Literary Tour schedule and where to find them

Enjoy Streaming Video with Kanopy and OverDrive (December 2022)

Join OverDrive for an overview of Kanopy, a leading streaming video service for thoughtful entertainment.

In this lively session, we’ll discuss:

  • Why Kanopy is a great streamlining video solution for your library
  • The newest Kanopy PLUS subscription service
  • How to use Kanopy
  • Where to find free marketing and training materials for staff and patrons

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (April 2022)

SYNC is back for 2022!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week for sixteen weeks. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.

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

A Must-Have Reading Guide for Summer (April 2022)

Join OverDrive’s staff librarians as we discuss the books to look forward to this summer. We’ll share the most anticipated titles, Canadian interest picks, and some “best of” books in the ever-popular mystery and romance genres. You’ll also have a chance to share your own picks during the session. Bonus: all registrants will receive links to the titles we discuss in the session!

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