By: Courtney Sveda, OverDrive Training Specialist

With the ushering in of autumn comes all our favorite fall activities- watching football, picking apples, and of course, cozying up with a blanket and a delightful book. Here at OverDrive, we want to make sure you and your digital library are prepared to help your patrons find the perfect eBook or audiobook to enjoy, which is why we’ll be hosting three live training webcasts this week!

Our first webcast, Shopping for Titles in Marketplace, will break down the shopping process step-by-step. We’ll cover searching for content, building shopping carts, and purchasing titles. Additionally, we’ll provide some insider tips like how to quickly fill gaps in your library’s collection as well as where to find recommended lists like “Hottest Books of October” or “Stranger Things Read-a-Likes.”

The second webcast in our series, The End User Experience, will prepare you to assist your patrons with all their digital reading needs. This scenario-based training session will help you feel comfortable answering questions about Libby, your digital library website, and the OverDrive app. Do you receive lots of questions about Kindle? We’ll cover that as well! 45 minutes is all it takes to become your library’s resident OverDrive expert.

We’ll wrap up our week of webcasts with Curating Collections in Marketplace. This session will nicely tie together the previous webcasts by demonstrating how to highlight specific titles in your collection. Learn how to create attention-grabbing collections that draw patrons in (perhaps something with a fall motif? Wink wink). We’ll even share some curating methods that can help save you valuable time.

The webcast series will occur October 10-12th and all sessions will begin at 11:00 AM ET. For free registration, visit our Resource Center and select Staff Training > Live Webcasts.

We hope that you will join us!