Mythbusting with OverDrive: Innovative Ways to Talk About Your Digital Library (December 2021)

“I tried ebooks a long time ago and it just wasn’t for me.”
“It’s too much screen time for kids/students.”

How many times have you heard these reasons for why people aren’t using your digital library? Join OverDrive as we share simple, effective tips and resources to encourage all users, from the digital doubter to the tech savvy teen, to give digital a try.

Download the handout that accompanies this presentation.

Audience: Public library and K-12 school staff who work with end users or anyone responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Best Practices to Transform Your OverDrive Consortium (November 2021)

Effectively and efficiently manage your consortium’s digital collection to increase circulation and meet patron demand. Join OverDrive in this one-hour webinar as we share:

  • Real-world examples of libraries’ collection development and management practices
  • Marketplace tools to maximize your investment and save your staff time and effort
  • Examples of how the OverDrive team can help

Audience: Consortium leaders/administrators and collection development staff.

Public Library CONNECT: Building and growing library and school partnerships (September 2021)

Watch this on-demand webinar on Public Library CONNECT, a game-changing feature that helps kids read more and increases juvenile and young adult circulation. Public Library CONNECT enables students to borrow age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks from their school and local public library’s digital collection. OverDrive experts will share how it works, how to sign up for free, and best practices for a successful sharing partnership.

Now That’s What I Call Content! Four Must-Have Genres for Your Fall Collection (August 2021)

Join OverDrive’s Content Specialists as we discuss books we’re most looking forward to in the coming months. We’ll share the most anticipated titles in Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, and Young Adult genres, and hope you’ll share your own picks with us during the session. Bonus: all registrants will receive links to the titles we discuss in the session!

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

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.

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 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.

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!

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

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.