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

How to Train Your Community on Libby: Libby trainings for your patrons – made easy! (January 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.

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

Getting Started with Libby (December 2021)

Learn how easy it is to get patrons started with Libby, the one-tap 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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Looking for Professional Development hours?
Watch this video, take the online assessment, & download your attendance certificate!

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.

Download the handout that accompanies this presentation.

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.