New year, new webinars!
By: Emma Dwyer, Product Trainer
And just like that, it’s 2022! The Training team is happy to share an exciting revamp of our webinars for this year.
To reach more audiences and explore more topics we now offer multiple, specialized webinars to keep you inspired and informed! Each month, you can expect to:
- Learn from the convenience of your workspace
- Hear directly from OverDrive experts
- Improve upon the success of your digital collection
- Engage more readers
- Receive follow up reference materials
Our Libby webinars will cover the basics, teach you how to train your community on the free library reading app, and prepare staff for the transition from the OverDrive app.
Several Marketplace webinars will cover introductory knowledge, but we’ll also have sessions that cover in depth topics like curation, Lucky Day, and advanced search techniques.
We will also have special topic sessions throughout the year, keeping you up to date on exciting new features, sharing promotional ideas, and discussing trending topics in the public library space.
Here’s a preview of our January and early February offerings.
NOTE: All webinar times are shown in Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada).
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 train the trainer 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.
Curate Your Digital Collection to Increase Discoverability
Thursday, January 20th at 11:00 AM
Learn how easy it is to curate your OverDrive digital content with interesting, relevant, and engaging curated collections. This live session will provide you with an overview of the curation process in Marketplace, including how to:
- Create a curated collection
- Set up an automated collection
- Learn new ideas for curated collections
- “Hack” OverDrive-created collections
- Engage your users to borrow digital titles with creative curation
Audience: This session will benefit public library and collection development staff responsible for their OverDrive digital collection.
Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of OverDrive Marketplace. New to Marketplace? Watch an introductory webinar, how-to videos, or visit help.marketplace.overdrive.com.
Notes: While you do not need special Marketplace permissions to attend this webinar, the Curate permission is required to perform tasks covered in this session. Reach out to your OverDrive Account Manager if you have questions regarding user permissions.
Transitioning to Libby: Tips for winding down the OverDrive app and welcoming more readers to Libby
Wednesday, February 2nd at 2:00 PM
OverDrive will begin winding down the legacy OverDrive app by removing it from app stores in February 2022. Libby will soon be the primary app for users to enjoy your digital library. We invite you and your staff to join us for a live, informative session to:
- Learn more about the benefits of Libby
- Understand the roadmap to wind down the OverDrive app
- Get answers to frequently asked questions
- Know where to go for more information and resources
- Take next steps to prepare your community today
Audience: This webinar is open to all OverDrive public library, academic, and corporate library partners. We specifically recommend marketing, training, support, and reference staff attend this session.
Bookmark this page or watch your inbox for additional sessions and details.
We can’t wait to see you soon!
Emma is a Product Trainer at OverDrive, where she provides support to Public Library partners. Prior to joining the Training team, Emma was an OverDrive Content Specialist, and she brings a great deal of library, publishing, and book knowledge to her current team. She enjoys reading British fiction, mystery, thriller, romance, and young adult. Her favorite book is House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. When Emma is not working, she enjoys reading, Love Island (UK), travel (to warmer climates like her home state of California), coffee, and hanging out with her family and dog.
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