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On-Demand Webinars

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Getting Started with Libby (June 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.

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 7/9/21.

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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 (June 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.

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 7/1/21.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

Ebookin’ on a Budget: Buy More and Spend Less with OverDrive (February 2021)

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

  • Utilize existing titles to form digital book clubs
  • Improve circulation with curation
  • Make data driven decisions
  • Request individualized reports
  • Access help resources and more
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    Looking for Professional Development hours?
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