During FETC, OverDrive Education will be presenting in tandem with local school partners. Mark your agenda for the sessions below, and attend for a chance to win a Galaxy tablet at the end of each in-booth session. Pick up your flashing eBook heart and wear during the show for more chances to win!

The sharing paradox: How Shared eBook and Audiobook Collections give schools more for less

A shared eBook and audiobook collection gives schools or districts access to more digital titles than any one individual institution could purchase on their own. Jim Bence, Support Analyst from Pinellas County School District will detail their recent experience launching a digital content solution and successes with utilizing a district-shared collection. Learn strategies for tailoring digital content to student need and how to expand their learning environments with technology.

JIM BENCE, Support Analyst, Pinellas County School District

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 at 11:00am

From stacks to screens: Managing the changing landscape of reader advisory

Traditionally, librarians have made book recommendations by standing in the stacks, chatting with students and pulling print books to preview based on their interests. Digital discoverability with eBooks & audiobooks means students gain more self-direction, and school librarians shift into more of a guidance role. Emily Swiger, Director of Media Services at Academy of the Holy Names will show you how to sustain great conversations about books with students while supporting their autonomy to make good reading choices. Learn how OverDrive can help, with anonymous title requests, holds, and anytime-anywhere access to eBooks and audiobooks.

EMILY SWIGER, Director of Media Services, Academy of the Holy Names

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 at 1:30pm

Reclaiming my space: How OverDrive frees up library space on campus

It’s great to have a campus full of voracious readers. With 5,000 students, though, there is not enough space to expand the school library to accommodate every title readers are interested in. This is the problem Shawn Maas, Media Specialist/ELA Instructor at Cypress Bay High School had to solve. He will share how OverDrive reduced his library’s physical space needs while continuing to expand the reading collection, and boosting circulation and engagement.

SHAWN MAAS, Media Specialist/ELA Instructor, Cypress Bay High School

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 at 3:30pm

What’s new from OverDrive Education

Join us to learn all about the unrivaled content and powerful features OverDrive Education offers to meet your students’ and educators’ unique reading and learning needs. We’ll also take a look at how schools are maximizing budget and resource allocation with Shared eBook and Audiobook Collections. And don’t miss out on the chance to hear about our all-new school reading app!


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 at 9:30am