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December 2019

Getting Started with Libby

December 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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. 45 minutes

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Foresight is 2020: OverDrive’s “Best of” Lists for This Year and Next!

December 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join OverDrive to hear about our favorite “beyond the bestseller” titles and notable Libby and Marketplace updates from 2019. We’ll also look at upcoming OverDrive product releases, training enhancements, and content trends for 2020 that will make your patrons the happiest readers yet! 45 minutes

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January 2020

Getting Started with Libby

January 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

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.

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February 2020

Reaching Your Reluctant Readers

February 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All it takes is the right book at the right time. Join OverDrive to learn strategies for reaching and connecting your digital collection with reluctant readers in your community. We will share titles to entice, marketing strategies to engage, and best practices to leverage your digital collection with this audience.

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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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June 2020

Supporting Your Digital Users

June 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We have reached capacity for this session. The recording will be available on-demand on July 1 Join OverDrive for this jam-packed session that will help your staff quickly and efficiently answer frequently asked questions about your OverDrive digital collection. Our Tech and Product Support team members will guide you through the process of: Answering common questions from users Using Marketplace tools to assist with user issues Submitting support cases to OverDrive Navigating and leveraging OverDrive Help resources This session will…

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July 2020

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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September 2020

Expand Your Digital Reading Community through PR and Social Media

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

Learn how to leverage your local media and your library's social media accounts to increase awareness and circulation of your digital collection. From determining your story angle to distributing a press release, we'll provide guidance on how you can become your library's own PR expert. We’re diving deeper on last year's webinar, 5 Steps to Promote Your Digital Collection Through Local Media for Free, with ways you can amplify your picked-up stories on social media!

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November 2020

Promoting Your Digital Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

November 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

No matter the current status of your physical building right now, the digital library is always open and there are still plenty of opportunities to reach your readers wherever they are. In this session, join OverDrive's Outreach experts as they share best practices on promoting your digital library during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore print resources for your physical building or curbside pickup, digital resources for your website and social media, virtual training sessions for your patrons, and more!

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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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