On-Demand Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

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.

    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!

    Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace – K-12 Schools (March 2021)

    Join our Training team for an introductory session on OverDrive Marketplace, your hub for digital content. This session will provide you an overview of shopping and purchasing in Marketplace.

    Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 4/2/21.

    Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace (March 2021)

    Join our Training team for an introductory session on OverDrive Marketplace, your hub for digital content. This live session will provide you an overview of shopping and purchasing in Marketplace.

    Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 4/2/21.

    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.

    How to Reach and Engage Your Entire Community (March 2020)

    Join OverDrive to learn about ideas and resources for promoting your digital library across every demographic in your community. Our marketing and outreach experts will offer best practices to engage the following audiences: kids and parents, Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X, and baby boomers and older adults. Videos referenced in this webinar are provided below:

    Reaching Your Reluctant Readers (February 2020)

    All it takes is the right book at the right time. Join OverDrive to learn strategies for reaching and connecting your digital collection with reluctant readers in your community. We will share titles to entice, marketing strategies to engage, and best practices to leverage your digital collection with this audience.

    Getting Started with Sora (February 2021)

    Learn how easy it is to get started with Sora, the student reading app. Browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, create notes and highlights in titles, add access to a public library’s digital collection, and more.

    Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 3/25/21.

    Getting Started with Libby (February 2021)

    Learn how easy it is to get patrons started with Libby, the one-tap reading app, including how to browse and borrow on a mobile device, tips for customizing the experience, and where to find Libby marketing and help resources.

    Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 3/9/21.