Webinars – 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! – 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!

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.