Library 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

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Maximize Your Time with the Top 10 Marketplace Search Techniques (June 2022)

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.

Transitioning to Libby: Live Q&A with team OverDrive (June 2022)

Join us for an overview of the next phase in the OverDrive app sunset. During our time together, we’ll review next steps for helping OverDrive app users make the switch to Libby, share resources to ensure a successful transition, and provide opportunities for live Q&A with members of team OverDrive.

Making the Most of Your OverDrive Advantage Account (May 2022)

Advantage is a program where members of a consortium can purchase and curate additional titles exclusively for their users. Join us as we explore the subtle but powerful impact of building and managing an Advantage collection in OverDrive Marketplace.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • An overview of Advantage and how it works
  • Best practices for building and maintaining a successful collection
  • Answers to common questions and misconceptions

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World Literary Tour: Spotlight on OverDrive’s Spanish-Language Catalog (May 2022)

Mucho gusto! Next stop - Spain! Discover OverDrive's Spanish-language catalog and learn how you can support World Languages for your library or school with digital content. Join our experts for this webinar to explore:

  • OverDrive's Spanish catalog and featured Latin-American and European authors
  • Shopping and selecting Spanish-language titles in OverDrive Marketplace
  • Featured collections on the World Literary Tour schedule and where to find them

Getting Started with Libby (May 2022)

Learn how easy it is to get patrons started with Libby, the library 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.

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Enjoy Streaming Video with Kanopy and OverDrive (April 2022)

Join OverDrive’s training team and Kanopy experts for a 60-minute overview of Kanopy, a leading streaming video service for thoughtful entertainment. This session demonstrates:

  • Why Kanopy is a great video solution for your library
  • How to navigate the Kanopy user experience
  • Live Q&A with OverDrive and Kanopy experts

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (April 2022)

SYNC is back for 2022!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week for sixteen weeks. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.

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."

A Must-Have Reading Guide for Summer (April 2022)

Join OverDrive’s staff librarians as we discuss the books to look forward to this summer. We'll share the most anticipated titles, Canadian interest picks, and some "best of" books in the ever-popular mystery and romance genres. You'll also have a chance to share your own picks during the session. Bonus: all registrants will receive links to the titles we discuss in the session!

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

How to Train Your Community on Libby: Libby trainings for your patrons – made easy! (April 2022)

To download the How to Train Your Community on Libby Training Kit referenced throughout this session, visit our Training Kits page. It's the first kit listed!

Training your users on how to use Libby is an easy and effective way to increase awareness and usage of your digital collection. Join OverDrive experts to get the tools and guidance to confidently lead your own Getting Started with Libby session.

Audience: This session is for library staff who plan to host their own Libby trainings. If you'd like to request a patron webinar from our team, please visit the Digital Bookmobile contact page.

It’s Your “Lucky Day”: Creating No-Hold Collections in OverDrive Marketplace (March 2022)

We’ll show you how patrons can skip-the-line on popular available titles by using OverDrive’s Lucky Day feature. This live session will explore how to add, manage, and curate no-hold Lucky Day titles in OverDrive Marketplace.

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Introduction to Marketplace (February 2022)

Join OverDrive’s Training team for a 30-minute overview of Marketplace, your hub for digital content. In this session, you’ll learn to:

  • Sign into Marketplace
  • Utilize Marketplace for purchasing, reporting, and/or managing your digital collection
  • Differentiate publisher lending models
  • Find help and training resources

Transitioning to Libby: Tips for winding down the OverDrive app and welcoming more readers to Libby (February 2022)

OverDrive will begin winding down the legacy OverDrive app by removing it from app stores in February 2022. Libby will soon be the primary app for users to enjoy your digital library. We invite you and your staff to join us for a live, informative session to:

  • Learn more about the benefits of Libby
  • Understand the roadmap to wind down the OverDrive app
  • Get answers to frequently asked questions
  • Know where to go for more information and resources
  • Take next steps to prepare your community today

For FAQs and more information about transitioning users to Libby including FAQs, marketing resources, and more, please view our dedicated Libby resources page.

Curate Your Digital Collection to Increase Discoverability (January 2022)

Learn how easy it is to curate your OverDrive digital content with interesting, relevant, and engaging curated collections.

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