Books Just for You: Gift Guides for the Holidays and Beyond

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By: Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development Who doesn’t like a good gift guide? I am certified shopaholic and I cannot get enough of them. Thanks to all the retailers hitting me hard with the options including guides on ‘the one who has everything’, we were inspired to do the same for readers. Oh yes,… Read more »

Librarian Share: Digital stock development tips from a UK librarian

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Ed. Note: At an OverDrive-hosted library seminar in October in London, our friend and library partner Philip Schofield, from Kent County Council, had the opportunity to share some best practices behind digital collection development. While stock selection criteria may vary across libraries, we’re sharing his tips for how to get your digital stock in good… Read more »

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 »

The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular can help stretch your year-end budget

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December can be a hectic time around the library. You’re planning holiday events and promotions while also working through next years calendar. At the same time you’re looking at that year-end budget knowing you’ve got to “spend it or lose it.” The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular offers you the perfect chance to make that money go… Read more »

We’re makin’ holiday reading Lists (So Check Them Out Twice)

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Hold on to your gingerbread cookies! The OverDrive Librarian elves have been busy baking up some brand new holiday reading lists perfect for curating and showing off on your library’s homepage in all of their glittery goodness. With the winter holidays upon us, it’s a great time to… Read more »

Stand-up comedy and great Holiday Spectacular Streaming Video titles

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By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive (Ed. note: You can view all the Holiday Spectacular Sale titles in Marketplace) It seems like just yesterday we were buying Halloween candy and watching horror films. I’m still working on eating the leftover candy but now the holiday season is truly upon us with the… Read more »