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January 2020

Getting Started with Sora

January 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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 in Sora, create notes and highlights in titles, add access to a public library's digital collection, and more.

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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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July 2020

Getting Started with Sora

July 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

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. Prefer to learn about Sora on your…

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Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace

July 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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