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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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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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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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Ebookin’ on a Budget: Buy More and Spend Less with OverDrive

February 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 Utilize existing titles to host digital book clubs Improve circulation with curation Make data driven decisions Access help resources and more This session will benefit public library staff who are selectors, purchasers, or curators for your digital collection, as well as anyone who’s responsible…

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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 audiobookSYNC.com to register for the SYNC program and download the Sora…

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May 2021

Engage Your Community with Databases & Streaming Media Services

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

Join us for a special look at our most recent and exciting addition to OverDrive - Databases & Streaming Media Services! In this one-hour session, we'll provide you with an overview of these services, including how to: Differentiate between access models Find and add this content in OverDrive Marketplace Manage budgets, invoices, and reports Discover and access this content through the Libby app During this webinar, you can ask questions and receive answers from OverDrive experts in real-time. This session…

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Engage Your Community with Databases & Streaming Media Services

May 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Recommended for partners transferring these services from RBdigital Join us for a special look at our most recent and exciting addition to OverDrive - Databases & Streaming Media Services! In this one-hour session, we'll provide you with an overview of these services, including how to: Differentiate between access models Find and add this content in OverDrive Marketplace Manage budgets, invoices, and reports Discover and access this content through the Libby app During this webinar, you can ask questions and receive…

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Engage Your Community with Databases & Streaming Media Services

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

Recommended for partners transferring these services from RBdigital Join us for a special look at our most recent and exciting addition to OverDrive - Databases & Streaming Media Services! In this one-hour session, we'll provide you with an overview of these services, including how to: Differentiate between access models Find and add this content in OverDrive Marketplace Manage budgets, invoices, and reports Discover and access this content through the Libby app During this webinar, you can ask questions and receive…

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Three Must-Have Genres for Your Summer Collection

May 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join OverDrive’s Content Specialists for an overview of this summer’s most anticipated ebooks and audiobooks for adults in romance, memoir, and horror. We’ll share why readers love these genres and which standout titles you should keep your eye on! You won’t want to miss this lively discussion. Can't make it live? Register anyway to receive the recording. Audience: Public library staff involved in adult selecting, purchasing, and/or readers advisory.

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August 2021

Now That’s What I Call Content! Four Must-Have Genres for Your Fall Collection

August 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join OverDrive’s Content Specialists as we discuss books we're most looking forward to in the coming months. We'll share the most anticipated titles in Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, and Young Adult genres, and hope you'll share your own picks with us during the session. Bonus: all registrants will receive links to the titles we discuss in the session! Audience: Public library staff involved in adult and young adult selecting, purchasing, and/or readers advisory. Can't make it live? Register anyway to receive…

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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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November 2021

PBN WEBINAR: The Professional Book Nerds Q/A with Natalie D. Richards, author of Five Total Strangers

November 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the hosts of the Professional Book Nerds podcast as they interview Natalie D. Richards about her book, Five Total Strangers, which is the Big Library Read featured title. A “page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end” (School Library Journal) about a road trip in a snowstorm that turns into bone-chilling disaster, from New York Times bestselling mystery author and “master of tension” (BCCB) Natalie D. Richards. Join us for a conversation with Natalie as we…

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Best Practices to Transform Your OverDrive Consortium

November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effectively and efficiently manage your consortium’s digital collection to increase circulation and meet patron demand. Join OverDrive in this one-hour webinar as we share: Real-world examples of libraries’ collection development and management practices Marketplace tools to maximize your investment and save your staff time and effort Examples of how the OverDrive team can help Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording. Audience: Consortium leaders/administrators and collection development staff.

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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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LJ WEBINAR: OverDrive’s End of Year Sale: Setting Your Digital Library Up for Success in 2022

December 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session is produced by LJ and sponsored by OverDrive. The end of the year is almost here and with it comes the holidays and new devices and new users to your digital library. It also brings our End of Year Sale and savings you won’t want to miss! Join three OverDrive staff librarians in a roundtable discussion as they share best practices for shopping the sale, discuss favorite titles, recent content trends, and how our End of the Year…

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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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February 2022

Transitioning to Libby: Tips for winding down the OverDrive app and welcoming more readers to Libby

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

OverDrive will begin winding down the legacy OverDrive app by removing it from app stores in February 2022. Libby will soon be the primary app for users to enjoy your digital library. We invite you and your staff to join us for a live, informative session to: Learn more about the benefits of Libby Understand the roadmap to wind down the OverDrive app Get answers to frequently asked questions Know where to go for more information and resources Take next…

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Introduction to OverDrive Marketplace

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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 Duration: 30 minutes Audience: This session will benefit public library, professional , and academic partners new to Marketplace. Note: Times shown in Eastern Standard. We understand the timing may not suit everyone but signing up ensures that…

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March 2022

It’s Your “Lucky Day”: Creating No-Hold Collections in OverDrive Marketplace

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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. Duration: 60 minutes Audience: This session will benefit public library, professional, and academic partners who manage and curate their digital collection. Notes: While you do not need special Marketplace permissions to attend this webinar, the Curate permission is required to perform tasks covered in this…

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April 2022

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

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of the Libby app. New to Libby? Watch a Getting Started with Libby webinar, explore how-to videos, or visit help.libbyapp.com. 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. In our one-hour train the trainer session, you’ll learn how to: Prepare for a basic…

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A Must-Have Reading Guide for Summer 2022

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join OverDrive’s staff librarians as we discuss the books to look forward to this summer. We'll share the most anticipated titles, Canadian interest picks, and some "best of" books in the ever-popular mystery and romance genres. You'll also have a chance to share your own picks during the session. Bonus: all registrants will receive links to the titles we discuss in the session! Duration: 60 minutes Audience: Public library staff involved in adult selecting, purchasing, and/or readers advisory. Note: Times…

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AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens – 2022

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SYNC is back for 2022! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week for sixteen weeks. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season. Join Michele and Francisca from AudioFile and Lisa from OverDrive for this live webinar as they discuss the benefits of audiobooks, talk about this year's offerings, and demonstrate how to access the titles with Sora, the student…

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Enjoy Streaming Video with Kanopy and OverDrive

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join OverDrive’s training team and Kanopy experts for a 60-minute overview of Kanopy, a leading streaming video service for thoughtful entertainment. This live session will demonstrate: Why Kanopy is a great video solution for your library How to navigate the Kanopy user experience Live Q&A with OverDrive and Kanopy experts Duration: 60 minutes Audience: This session will benefit public library partners that have the Kanopy service and prospective public libraries. Note: Times shown in Eastern Standard. We understand the timing…

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May 2022

Getting Started with Libby

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Getting Started with Libby live and on-demand webinars

Join OverDrive's training team for this live session to learn how easy it is to get your patrons started with Libby, the library reading app. This session will demonstrate: How to browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks on a mobile device. Tips for customizing the experience. Answers to frequently asked questions from end users. Where to find Libby marketing and help resources. Duration: 60 minutes Audience: This session will benefit public library staff who support OverDrive digital library patrons. Note:…

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World Literary Tour: Spotlight on OverDrive’s Spanish-Language Catalog

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

All aboard the World Literary Tour! Mucho gusto! Next stop - Spain! Discover OverDrive's Spanish-language catalog and learn how you can support World Languages for your library or school with digital content. Join our experts for this live webinar to explore: OverDrive's Spanish catalog and featured Latin-American and European authors Shopping and selecting Spanish-language titles in OverDrive Marketplace Featured collections on the World Literary Tour schedule and where to find them Duration: 45 minutes Audience: This session is perfect for…

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