Collection Development ideas from the Professional Book Nerds

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By: Adam Sockel, Social Media Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds (Ed. Note: You can subscribe to the Professional Book Nerds podcast in iTunes or anywhere you listen to podcasts and you can find every episode hosted here. As you may have heard, OverDrive has a podcast called the Professional Book Nerds. Each… Read more »

Why School Librarians are Important

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By: Sheila Henline, Collection Analyst. “Why do I need a school librarian? I have Google and the Public Library.” This pointed and myopic question is the typical line of thinking from those not familiar with the nuances of school libraries and the roles of School Librarians and Media Specialists. Public Libraries are an essential part… Read more »

25,000 Digital Titles on Sale for Back-to-School

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By: Annie Suhy, Collection Development Analyst. Second only to the confetti-and-champagne filled celebrations of the New Year, the first day of school is a day ripe with good intentions and fresh perspectives. As educators, you set resolutions for the new school year: inspire students to read more, organize the classroom, integrate technology, keep parents informed, find… Read more »

OverDrive Education K-12 Fall Tour

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By: Bailey Hotujac, OverDrive School Launch Specialist. OverDrive Education is hitting the road this fall with a sixteen-city tour across the U.S. and Canada! Come see what we’re doing to help students to get reading. Our experts will help you explore the possibilities of using digital content in your school—from classroom instruction to pleasure reading…. Read more »

Join our special webcast to learn the best practices for maximizing your digital engagement

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Digital content has revolutionized the way readers are able to connect with their library. Now, finding the next great reading adventure is never more than a click away. The key to this engagement, though, is making sure your community actually knows you have all this great content. To… Read more »

The top new streaming video picks available from OverDrive this month

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(Ed. Note: All titles mentioned in this post can be viewed here.) By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive Greetings and salutations! We’re back with another post about that subject which is near and dear to our hearts: streaming video. We got some great titles in this month (including some fabulous foreign language films!)… Read more »