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

K-12 Schools Staff Training

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On-Demand Webinars

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Getting Started with Sora (March 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.

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This link will be live until 4/25/21.

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

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace – K-12 Schools (April 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.

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This link will be live until 5/1/21.

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

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."

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This link will be live until 5/15/21.

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, https://link.overdrive.com/ad5f77ccd9cc40868cb14209187de2df

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

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This link will be live until 4/18/21.

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

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This link will be live until 3/11/21.