Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

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
  • Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 3/23/21.

    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

    Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 3/11/21.

    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
  • Reports: Title Status & Usage for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Title Status & Usage report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    For our demonstration, we looked for specific information on a title and for information on expired titles in the collection by using the Title field, Date, and Holdings criteria.

    Reports: Purchase Orders for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Purchase Orders report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    For our demonstration, we looked for purchase orders from the last 6 months and purchase orders that have been created since the inception of the collection by using the Date criteria.

    Reports: Current Holds for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Current Holds report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    For our demonstration, we looked for what titles were currently on hold and already in our collection as well as users that currently have titles on hold using the Run By and Weed Status criteria.

    Reports: Checkouts for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Checkouts report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    Details: For our demonstration, we looked for number of checkouts per month over the last year and checkouts by format since the inception of the collection by using the Checkouts By and Period Type criteria.

    Curating Advantage Collections for the Sora App (K-12 Schools)

    How to create and publish curated and automated Advantage collections for the Sora app.

    Curation Introduction and Overview: 0:00-1:34
    Curation demonstration: 1:35-15:52
    Special Considerations for Advantage: 15:53-18:05
    Advantage Curation demonstration: 18:06-21:13
    Resources & Next Steps: 21:14-21:39

    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! – 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 2 of 3: Money (October 2020)

    Join OverDrive K-12 experts Tiffany Christina, and Sydney as they discuss the ways Sora adds value without adding extra costs!

    Sora Saves Money is part two 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!