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April 2020

Public Library CONNECT: Reach More Young Readers!

April 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

AT CAPACITY We're sorry - we reached our attendee limit for this webinar. The webinar will be available to view on-demand on April 23. Interested in ideas and resources to connect more young readers to your digital library? Join OverDrive for this live webinar on Public Library Connect, a feature that enables students in your community to easily connect to your digital collection. After this webinar, attendees will be able to connect their schools and public libraries to increase student…

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December 2020

Looking Back, Staying Strong: The books and products that kept us going in 2020

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join OverDrive to hear about our favorite books and product updates from 2020 that made life a little easier. Settle in as our staff librarians share standout titles in early reader/juvenile, young adult, fantasy, mystery, and romance. Our team will reflect on some of the best product releases from OverDrive and help resources that supported your staff and patrons throughout the year. This webinar will benefit public library or school staff who are responsible for the success of their digital…

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February 2021

Shop, Curate, Promote: Enhance your digital collection during OverDrive’s 2021 Chinese New Year Sale

February 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Happy Year of the Ox! According to Chinese Astrology, 2021 is considered a year of prosperity and wellness for all. Join OverDrive experts as they share highlights from the Chinese New Year Sale in OverDrive Marketplace and best practices for leveraging the content at your library. During this webinar, we will help you: Find and purchase titles from the Chinese New Year Sale Learn when and how to expand your digital collection with Chinese content Discover ways OverDrive can help…

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March 2021

10 Tips to “Show off on Social” Using OverDrive Resources

March 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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! Join us on Thursday, March 18th at 2:00 PM (ET) for 10 Tips to "Show off on Social" Using OverDrive Resources where you’ll get a first-hand look at social media best practices including real-world examples and a lively dialogue. Our library and school…

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April 2021

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens – 2021

April 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 to register for the SYNC program and download the Sora…

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August 2021

Level Up with Sora for Your Classrooms and Curriculum

August 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you ever wish your students engaged with books like they do with video games or social media? Or that you could make reading fun while meeting your students’ varied learning needs? Sora has all the tools to help you level up and make this a reality. Join OverDrive’s K-12 experts as we share ways Sora can encourage book discovery and motivate students to read more. We’ll demonstrate Sora’s flexible reading tools and provide tips and resources to help your…

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September 2021

Public Library CONNECT: Partnerships to Build Your Community

September 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Don't miss this live 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. Audience: School and public library staff who work with students, as well as managers and…

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Bridging the Gap: Using Sora to Reclaim Unfinished Learning

September 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How can Sora be a bridge between unfinished learning and thriving students? What can learning continuity, differentiation and inclusion, and data-driven decisions do to support all students amidst the widening educational gap? Join us to explore these topics and more with our OverDrive staff K-12 librarians. Live Q&A will be available. This session will be recorded for registrants who cannot attend live. Audience: School staff who works to help students with unfinished learning or who are interested in improving literacy.

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November 2021

SLJ WEBINAR: Building a More Diverse Holiday Collection

November 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session is produced by SLJ and sponsored by OverDrive. With the holidays around the corner, now is a great time to build a holiday collection that showcases diversity, equality and inclusion to better represent all your students. From Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas to Kwanzaa, Diwali and New Year’s Eve, join OverDrive Education experts to discover new titles that both educate and entertain during the holiday season. This webinar is perfect for anyone involved with collection development or interested in…

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December 2021

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace

December 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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, including how to: Differentiate publisher lending models Browse and search for content Create and edit carts Purchase titles Access additional help and training resources This session will benefit school or public library staff who are new to selecting and purchasing digital content for OverDrive, or for those who would like…

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Getting Started with Sora

December 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Getting Started with Sora live and on-demand webinars

Learn how easy it is to get started with Sora, the student reading app! We’ll show you how to browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks, and tips for customizing the reading and listening experience in Sora. The webinar will also review where to find help and free, customizable Sora marketing resources. This webinar is great for partners new to OverDrive and for anyone who would like a refresher on the student user experience. <!--HIDE Prefer to learn about Sora on…

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Mythbusting with OverDrive: Innovative Ways to Talk About Your Digital Library

December 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"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. Audience: Public library and K-12 school staff who work with end users or anyone responsible for…

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January 2022

Sora Connections: Vocabulary Strategies

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Ready to take the next steps with Sora? Learn simple, straightforward ways to implement digital content into your current teaching practices. This Sora Connections session is intended for educators with a basic understanding of Sora who want to: Explore the evolving relationship between print and digital reading strategies Increase student equity, access, and engagement with ebooks and other digital formats Discover digital habits to implement into your classroom practices Join us live to ask questions of our K-12 experts and…

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