Staff Training: K-12 Schools – On-Demand Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

K-12 Schools Staff Training

Fit learning into your busy schedule with access to on-demand training modules, downloadable PDFs, upcoming webinars, and tools to educate your staff and end users any time of day or night.

On-Demand Webinars

Missed a webinar? View the recording or download a copy of the presentation to catch up on the latest information.

Getting Started with Sora (December 2020)

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.

Watch video Download PDF

Looking for Professional Development hours?
Watch this video, take the online assessment, & download your attendance certificate!

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace – K-12 Schools (January 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 2/13/21.

Watch video Download PDF

Looking for Professional Development hours?
Watch this video, take the online assessment, & download your attendance certificate!

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!

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! – 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 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 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.

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.