With three months to go until Digipalooza ‘23, we are excited to introduce you to the panelists who will be presenting at our user conference August 9 – 11, 2023, here in our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Digipalooza ‘23 program is full of educational panels, keynote speakers, information sessions, and networking sessions you won’t find at any other library conference. Learn from library peers, hear from industry professionals, and take advantage of office hours to visit with your OverDrive account team during the conference. 

Register today and move forward with us at Digipalooza ‘23! 

Meet the panelists of these can’t-miss sessions 

Access for All: Digital Reading Campaigns Designed to Reach Underserved Audiences 

Solar benches powering Wi-Fi in city parks, QR codes on public transportation, and seamless classroom integration for students. Hear successful case studies of libraries bridging the digital divide by reaching underserved audiences in the most creative and effective ways. 

Amber Seely has long red hair. She stands in front of a book shelf at a library Jennifer Lawson has blonde hair and glasses. She smiles at the camera. Kacie Armstrong has long black hair and a a bright smile. Kelvin Watson smiles at the camera in front of a dark backdrop. He is wearing a suit and tie. Lisa Wells has blonde hair. She wears a yellow blouse and is in front of a teal background.


Amber Seely, Division Director, Collections & Technical Services at Harris County Public Library 

Jennifer Lawson, Collection Development Manager at San Diego County Library 

Kacie Armstrong, Director at Euclid Public Library 

Kelvin Watson, Executive Director at Las Vegas-Clark County Library District 

Lisa Wells, Executive Director at Pioneer Library System 

Customize the Libby Experience Using Merchandizing and Discovery Tools 

Librarians who use Libby customization tools to infuse their digital collections will share how these strategies captivate their readers. Benefit from lessons on best practices in curation and communication to drive your patron engagement.

Catherine has blonde hair pinned behind one ear. She is wearing a black striped shirt and white overalls. Kady Ferris stands in front of a tree. She has brown hair and glasses. Kaitlin Booth smiles at the camera. She has wavy black hair.


Catherine Royalty, Collection Services Manager at Los Angeles Public Library 

Kady Ferris, Electronic Content Librarian at Multnomah County Library 

Kaitlin Booth, Collection Development Specialist at Cuyahoga County Public Library 

KAPOW! Harness the Power of Comics and Graphic Novels to Supercharge Your Digital Catalog 

Comics and graphic novels are outperforming other forms of fiction across all libraries – not just in checkouts, but in attracting and engaging new audiences. Hear from the experts on what’s trending and how these materials can accelerate your digital collection’s performance. Learn which ages and audiences are BOOMing for this content. 

An illustration of Valentino Zullo with short dark hair and a goatee Eden Julia Sugay stands in front of a patterned backdrop. They have short blue hair. A black and white photo of Frederick L. Jones


Valentino Zullo, Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in English and Public Humanities at Ursuline College 

Eden Julia Sugay, Publishing Sales Manager at VIZ media 

Frederick L. Jones, Publisher at Saturday AM 

Proven Tools and Strategies to Maximize the Diversity of Your Collection 

Librarians have played a significant role in addressing underserved readers in their communities by making their digital libraries inclusive and relevant for all patrons. Hear case studies on the use of collection development analytics and data to evaluate the gaps in your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. 

Alicia Gunther has curly brown hair. Nick Glass smiles at the camera. Hilary Lewis stands in front of bookshelves


Alicia Gunther, Member Services Librarian at Monroe County Library System 

Nick Glass, Founder & Head, TeachingBooks 

Hilary Lewis, Coordinator, eResources at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 

Register for Digipalooza 2023 today   

Don’t miss your opportunity to join hundreds of librarians in Cleveland, Ohio for our user conference August 9-11, 2023. Register for Digipalooza ‘23 today!