Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

How to Train Your Community on Libby: Libby trainings for your patrons – made easy! (October 2021)

To download the How to Train Your Community on Libby Training Kit referenced throughout this session, visit our Training Kits page. It’s the first kit listed!

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of the Libby app. New to Libby? Watch a Getting Started with Libby webinar, explore how-to videos, or visit help.libbyapp.com.

Training your users on how to use Libby is an easy and effective way to increase awareness and usage of your digital collection. Join OverDrive experts to get the tools and guidance to confidently lead your own Getting Started with Libby session. In our one-hour session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare for a basic Libby training – virtually or in-person
  • Deliver a demonstration in our suggested order
  • Implement polls and quizzes to engage users
  • Promote the event to maximize attendance

Audience: This session is for library staff who plan to host their own Libby trainings. If you’d like to request a patron webinar from our team, please visit the Digital Bookmobile contact page.

Bridging the Gap: Using Sora to Reclaim Unfinished Learning (September 2021)

How can Sora be a bridge between unfinished learning and thriving students? What can learning continuity, differentiation and inclusion, and data-driven decisions do to support all students amidst the widening educational gap? Join us to explore these topics and more with our OverDrive staff K-12 librarians.

  • Introduction 0:00-5:05
  • Data-driven decisions: Defining the problem 5:06-11:41
  • Learning continuity: Getting from here to there 11:42-26:16
  • Differentiation and inclusion: Learning for all students 26:17-36:13
  • Recap & Resource Center 36:14-45:50
  • Next steps 45:51-48:13

Using Sora for Classrooms & Curriculum

This module is designed for educators. Discover ways to use Sora’s flexible reading tools for lesson planning, curriculum development, and more.

Bonus: download the Sora for Classrooms & Curriculum connections chart, an at-a-glance view for educators of how Sora’s features connect to classrooms & curriculum.

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.

Level Up with Sora for Your Classrooms and Curriculum (August 2021)

Do you ever wish your students engaged with books like they do with video games or social media? Or that you could make reading fun while meeting your students’ varied learning needs? Sora has all the tools to help you level up and make this a reality.

Join OverDrive’s K-12 experts as we share ways Sora can encourage book discovery and motivate students to read more. We’ll demonstrate Sora’s flexible reading tools and provide tips and resources to help your school community fully leverage digital content.

Want to earn a certificate of attendance and get a free gift? Take this short assessment and you’ll get a link to download both right away!