Library Staff Training
Using ARPA Funding to Support your Digital Collection (June 2021)
Join OverDrive for a live demonstration of new Marketplace tools to buy digital content and run reports for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded purchases. This is a helpful session for library staff planning to use ARPA funds to support their digital collection.
Please check with your state library officials for information about ARPA fund availability and requirements for use, as plans vary by state.
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To download the How to Train Your Community on Libby Training Kit referenced throughout this session, visit our Training Kits page. It's the first kit listed!
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 session, you’ll learn how to:
- Prepare for a basic Libby training - virtually or in-person
- Deliver a demonstration in our suggested order
- Implement polls and quizzes to engage users
- Promote the event to maximize attendance
Audience: This session is for library staff who plan to host their own Libby trainings. If you'd like to request a patron webinar from our team, please visit the Digital Bookmobile contact page.Watch video
Watch this on-demand 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.Watch video
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.Watch video