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December 2019

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 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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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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March 2020

How to Reach and Engage Your Entire Community

March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join OverDrive for this live webinar with ideas and resources for promoting your digital library across every demographic in your community. Our marketing and outreach experts will offer best practices to engage the following audiences: kids and parents, Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X, and baby boomers and older adults. This session is a great fit for library staff involved in marketing, training, and public services, as well as managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection.

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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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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 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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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