Library Staff Training

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On-Demand Webinars Archive

On-Demand Webinar Archive

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World Literary Tour: Holiday Edition (December 2023)

The end of the year is fast approaching and with it, a plethora of celebrations—some global, others unique to a specific area of the world. What better way to celebrate than by showcasing world language content just in time for the holidays?

Join OverDrive for an engaging 45-minute session where we’ll:

  • Celebrate holidays around the world in the final stop of our World Literary Tour.
  • Showcase content, including titles from Latin America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Share best practices for curating and marketing world language content to your community.

Worldwide: Easily shop the list of titles mentioned in the webinar.

AU/NZ: Easily shop the list of titles with AU/NZ rights mentioned in the webinar.

Engage Your Readers with One-Tap Digital Magazines (November 2023)

All it takes is one tap to enjoy magazines from your library in Libby.

Join our library experts to explore:

  • Popular magazine titles your patrons will want to read this fall and holiday season.
  • Recently released Libby updates that make it easier than ever to discover and engage with magazines from your library.
  • Success stories from a top library who effectively drives magazine circulation in their community.
  • And more!

Ebookin’ on a Budget: Buy More and Spend Less with OverDrive (October 2023)

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
  • Improve circulation with curation
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Manage expired Metered Access titles
  • Request next level support
  • Access help resources and more

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Maximize Your Time with the Top 10 Marketplace Search Techniques (September 2023)

Have you ever searched for titles in Marketplace and wondered: What’s the difference between street date and on sale date? What IS a street date? Why does this search allow Publisher Account, Publisher, and Imprint?

Join OverDrive’s Training team to learn 10 techniques to maximize your collection development time by using advanced search features in Marketplace.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and use key fields in Marketplace’s advanced search tool.
  • Apply filters and “sort by” options to access key content quickly.
  • Use advanced searches for shopping, collection management, and curation.

After watching the webinar, use this checklist to practice the tips mentioned!

Fall Picks from OverDrive Librarians (July 2023)

Join OverDrive's staff librarians to hear about the best books landing on your digital shelves this fall. We're sharing can't-miss titles for all audiences, plus highlights in Horror, Fantasy, Romance, Literary Fiction, and Nonfiction-History.

Bonus: select Download PDF, below, to access the PDF and links to easily shop all the titles mentioned! The file will download as a Zip file containing one PDF and two active links.

5 Essential Ways to Promote Ebooks, Audiobooks, and More in Libby (June 2023)

Join OverDrive marketing and outreach experts for proven methods to increase engagement with your digital collection in Libby. This session will be packed with tips and free resources to use right away, including how to leverage print materials, social media, PR, email, and training. Whether you’re brand new to promoting your collection or have been posting Libby news and TikTok videos for years, this session is for you!

Expand Content Discovery and Leverage Patron Interests with Libby (May 2023)

Deep search and Notify Me tags help your users discover more content in Libby. In Marketplace, Notify Me tags data offers your library direct feedback from users and helps you satisfy their reading interests in a new and innovative way. We’ll provide an overview, high level demonstration, and additional resources for you and your community. You'll also hear how three libraries are already benefiting from these features.

Support Your Users with Answers to Libby’s Most Frequently Asked Questions (May 2023)

Are you a staff member who supports Libby, the library reading app? Do you field questions from users like, "How do I know when my holds are ready to borrow?" or "I got a new card, where are my checkouts?" If so, join members of our Support teams who will guide you through:

  • Helping new Libby users
  • Answering the most frequently asked questions
  • Supporting users through common troubleshooting issues
  • Navigating and leveraging help resources

Bonus: Download a copy of the quick reference sheet we mention in the session!