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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Making the Most of Your OverDrive Advantage Account (November 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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How to Train Your Community on Libby: Libby trainings for your patrons – made easy! (November 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.

Maximize Your Time with the Top 10 Marketplace Search Techniques (October 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.

After you watch the recording, you can click here to download your certificate of attendance!

Getting Started with Libby (October 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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Looking for Professional Development hours?
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Reach New Audiences with Libby Extras (October 2022)

Join OverDrive experts for a session on Libby Extras that will enhance your digital collection with compelling content. These Database and Streaming Media services will engage your community with entertainment, education, and unique digital experiences. In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Why Libby Extras are a great addition to a digital collection
  • What’s offered in each of the 14 exciting and unique Extra options
  • How patrons discover and access Extras in the Libby app
  • How libraries add these services easily through OverDrive Marketplace

Supporting Independent Authors with Indie Author Project Select (October 2022)

Watch our panel of experts discuss BiblioLabs' Indie Author Project from the library and author perspective, and demonstrate best practices for adding those Simultaneous Use titles to a digital collection in Marketplace.

Learn more about the Indie Author Project, including information for libraries and a submission rubric for authors here.

Read a terrific interview with award-winning author Ran Walker on our Perspectives on Reading blog here.

It’s Your “Lucky Day”: Creating No-Hold Collections in OverDrive Marketplace (September 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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Looking for Professional Development hours?
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Expand Your Chinese Content Catalog (August 2022)

Join OverDrive and representatives from five prestigious publishing houses to learn about Chinese titles that will expand your collection and delight your users. We’ll share titles for all ages and interests, including children's literature, artistic works, cultural books, and more! You’ll receive a link to all titles discussed in the session for easy shopping and curating.

Curate Your Digital Collection to Increase Discoverability (August 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?
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OverDrive Book Break (August 2022)

Join OverDrive’s staff librarians to hear about the best books coming out this fall. We'll share the biggest books, plus title highlights for Juvenile, Young Adult, Fantasy, and History!
Bonus: You'll receive a link to easily shop all the titles mentioned!

Introduction to Marketplace (July 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: 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.