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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Save Time (and Sanity) with Your Digital Content Librarian (February 2024)

Do you juggle many tasks while managing your digital collection? Did you know your OverDrive service includes a Digital Content Librarian (DCL) to help at no additional cost? Learn how you can partner with your library’s dedicated DCL to benefit your digital collection and your community.

In this 30-minute session, you'll:

Getting Started with Libby (January 2024)

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?
Watch this video, take the online assessment, & download your attendance certificate!

Introduction to Marketplace (December 2023)

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

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

World Literary Tour: Holiday Edition (December 2023)

The end of the year is fast approaching and with it, a plethora of celebrations—some global, others unique to a specific area of the world. What better way to celebrate than by showcasing world language content just in time for the holidays?

Join OverDrive for an engaging 45-minute session where we’ll:

  • Celebrate holidays around the world in the final stop of our World Literary Tour.
  • Showcase content, including titles from Latin America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Share best practices for curating and marketing world language content to your community.

Worldwide: Easily shop the list of titles mentioned in the webinar.

AU/NZ: Easily shop the list of titles with AU/NZ rights mentioned in the webinar.

How to Train Your Community on Libby: Libby trainings for your patrons – made easy! (November 2023)

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.

Engage Your Readers with One-Tap Digital Magazines (November 2023)

All it takes is one tap to enjoy magazines from your library in Libby.

Join our library experts to explore:

  • Popular magazine titles your patrons will want to read this fall and holiday season.
  • Recently released Libby updates that make it easier than ever to discover and engage with magazines from your library.
  • Success stories from a top library who effectively drives magazine circulation in their community.
  • And more!

Ebookin’ on a Budget: Buy More and Spend Less with OverDrive (October 2023)

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
  • Improve circulation with curation
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Manage expired Metered Access titles
  • Request next level support
  • Access help resources and more

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

Maximize Your Time with the Top 10 Marketplace Search Techniques (September 2023)

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 watching the webinar, use this checklist to practice the tips mentioned!

Fall Picks from OverDrive Librarians (July 2023)

Join OverDrive's staff librarians to hear about the best books landing on your digital shelves this fall. We're sharing can't-miss titles for all audiences, plus highlights in Horror, Fantasy, Romance, Literary Fiction, and Nonfiction-History.

Bonus: select Download PDF, below, to access the PDF and links to easily shop all the titles mentioned! The file will download as a Zip file containing one PDF and two active links.

5 Essential Ways to Promote Ebooks, Audiobooks, and More in Libby (June 2023)

Join OverDrive marketing and outreach experts for proven methods to increase engagement with your digital collection in Libby. This session will be packed with tips and free resources to use right away, including how to leverage print materials, social media, PR, email, and training. Whether you’re brand new to promoting your collection or have been posting Libby news and TikTok videos for years, this session is for you!