Library Staff Training

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On-Demand Webinars Archive

On-Demand Webinar Archive

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Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace (December 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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Mythbusting with OverDrive: Innovative Ways to Talk About Your Digital Library (December 2021)

"I tried ebooks a long time ago and it just wasn’t for me."
"It’s too much screen time for kids/students.”

How many times have you heard these reasons for why people aren’t using your digital library? Join OverDrive as we share simple, effective tips and resources to encourage all users, from the digital doubter to the tech savvy teen, to give digital a try.

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Audience: Public library and K-12 school staff who work with end users or anyone responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Best Practices to Transform Your OverDrive Consortium (November 2021)

Effectively and efficiently manage your consortium’s digital collection to increase circulation and meet patron demand. Join OverDrive in this one-hour webinar as we share:

  • Real-world examples of libraries’ collection development and management practices
  • Marketplace tools to maximize your investment and save your staff time and effort
  • Examples of how the OverDrive team can help

Audience: Consortium leaders/administrators and collection development staff.

Public Library CONNECT: Building and growing library and school partnerships (September 2021)

Watch this on-demand webinar on Public Library CONNECT, a game-changing feature that helps kids read more and increases juvenile and young adult circulation. Public Library CONNECT enables students to borrow age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks from their school and local public library’s digital collection. OverDrive experts will share how it works, how to sign up for free, and best practices for a successful sharing partnership.

Now That’s What I Call Content! Four Must-Have Genres for Your Fall Collection (August 2021)

Join OverDrive’s Content Specialists as we discuss books we're most looking forward to in the coming months. We'll share the most anticipated titles in Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, and Young Adult genres, and hope you'll share your own picks with us during the session. Bonus: all registrants will receive links to the titles we discuss in the session!

Audience: Public library staff involved in adult and young adult selecting, purchasing, and/or readers advisory.

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.