OverDrive’s Jill Grunenwald shares her best books of the year on NPR’s On Point

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When I say I love talking about books, I mean I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS. It’s one reason we started the Professional Book Nerds podcast a year ago. Thanks to the podcast, I was asked to come onto NPR’s show On Point to discuss my favorite… Read more »

Congrats to the Library Journal 2015 Movers & Shakers!

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Each year Library Journal honors librarians from around the country for their contributions to the library world. These librarians may be focused on changing the landscaping, innovating, advocating, educating, developing or building their community but regardless of their path it’s clear thet they’re doing work that deserves to be recognized. This year, OverDrive was priveleged… Read more »

The OverDrive Challenge results are in!

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The results are in, and we’re happy to announce and congratulate the libraries that participated in the OverDrive Challenge and increased circulation in the month of June by 25% or more from their previous best month on record. 25%-49% increase: Brown Library Hyannis Public Library Aurora Public Library Lockport Public Library Meaford Library Selwyn Library… Read more »

OverDrive in the Classroom Contest winners

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We wrapped up the OverDrive in the Classroom Contest at the end of May with tons of submissions! As a reminder, this contest was designed to help generate awareness of the benefits of the OverDrive and Teachers Notebook partnership to our school partners. Teachers Notebook provides teacher-created lesson plans, activities, educational games and more. With this… Read more »

Congratulations to the 2013 National Book Award Winners!

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Each year the National Book Foundation presents awards to winners in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The four winners for 2013 were announced last night at a ceremony in New York City. This year’s winners are:   Fiction: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Nonfiction: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Video Killed the Printed Handout Star

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  In August, we announced the winners of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest. Each winner has agreed to share their success story through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Online” category, Jackson County Library Services (member of the  Oregon Digital Library Consortium):   For some… Read more »

Announcing Next Generation Basics raffle winners

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  As part of Next Generation Basics, OverDrive presented participants with the chance to win a $500 collection credit for their libraries, some great new devices, and an OverDrive Media Station. We also offered the Super User quiz, an opportunity for partners to test their OverDrive knowledge and earn the Next Generation Basics Super User… Read more »

Congratulations 2013 Digital Library Champions Contest Winners!

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    The time has come to publicly congratulate our winners for the 2013 Digital Library Champions contest! Dozens of entries were submitted from library and school partners all over the world and 12 great semi-finalists were selected. The final winners were handpicked by members of the editorial staff at Library Journal, who graciously partnered with us… Read more »