On-Demand Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

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.

Engage Your Community with Databases & Streaming Media Services (May 2021)

Attention partners migrating from Rbdigital: Access a special edition of this webinar, with a migration timeline, here!

Join us for a special look at our most recent and exciting addition to OverDrive – Databases & Streaming Media Services!

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (April 2021)

SYNC is an annual program that gives individuals 13+ who register two complete audiobook downloads per week–including new and favorite listens–each week for 14 weeks during the summer. It’s free and available worldwide.

Join Michele and Francisca from AudioFile and Lisa from OverDrive as they discuss the benefits of audiobooks, talk about this year’s offerings, and demonstrate how to access the titles with Sora, the student reading app.

Visit audiobookSYNC.com to register for the SYNC program and download the Sora app from your favorite app store by searching “Sora, by OverDrive.”

10 Tips to “Show Off on Social” with OverDrive Resources (March 2021)

After working with thousands of library and school partners across the globe, our Marketing and Outreach team has compiled their top 10 tips for using social media to promote your digital collection… and they’re ready to share!

Get a first-hand look at social media best practices including real-world examples and a lively dialogue. Our library and school Marketing experts also share free, high-quality graphics for you to use on your own platforms.

Harness the power of social media today and spread the word about your digital collection.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of social media marketing. Get up to speed with our on-demand webinar, Social Media Marketing for Your Digital Library.

Audience: Public library and school staff involved in marketing, programming, or managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection.

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
  • 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 (June 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 7/1/21.

    Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace (June 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 7/1/21.

    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 (May 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 6/25/21.

    Getting Started with Libby (June 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 7/9/21.