OverDrive Hires Arnold as General Manager for K-12 Education Unit
Former marketing executive to drive adoption of award-winning Sora student reading app
CLEVELAND – February 19, 2020 – OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the hiring of Angela Arnold as General Manager of OverDrive Education. Arnold brings decades of e-business development and go-to-market skills to drive adoption of its student reading solutions and digital content sales to schools and libraries. In this new role, she reports to OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash.
The establishment of the General Manager leadership role at OverDrive Education aligns with OverDrive’s mission to “create a world enlightened by reading.” It also leverages the success and acclaim OverDrive is receiving for Sora, the award-winning student reading app. Sora was named a TIME Magazine Best Invention of 2019.
“Angela possesses a wealth of product development and marketing experience that will focus on serving the 50 million K-12 students in US classrooms. She will lead the OverDrive Education team to promote the benefits of ebook, audiobook, read-along and digital forms of reading that lead to academic success in and out of the classroom,” said Potash.
Arnold received both her undergraduate degree and Master’s in Information Science from the University of Michigan. A former librarian, she has a proven track record leading teams to develop campaigns and innovations that engage end users.
OverDrive Education, a division of OverDrive, offers the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming videos to over 23,000 schools worldwide. Their Sora reading app provides students with 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks from their school’s digital collection as well as the local public library’s juvenile and young adult digital collection. Patrons of public libraries in the OverDrive network can borrow ebooks and audiobooks with Libby, the one-tap reading app named one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s.
To learn more about OverDrive Education, visit https://company.overdrive.com/k-12-schools/.
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We strive to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 45,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. Our popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. www.overdrive.com
About OverDrive Education – a division of OverDrive
OverDrive Education is the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools, offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. As a 100% digital company serving 23,000 schools worldwide, OverDrive combines technology with content to support learning and reading in the K-12 classroom, library and home on all major devices. Sora, the student reading app, was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide – and OverDrive Education are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. overdrive.com/schools
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