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Librarian’s share: Create a makerspace for your school

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By: Beau Livengood, Account Specialist. OverDrive Education spoke with School Librarian Jennifer Peterson of Menasha Joint School District in Wisconsin about maker spaces in libraries and media centers. She offers traditional crafting materials, along with eBook supplementation from OverDrive’s reading platform on Chromebooks. Students can find how-to books or inspiration for a project if they are stuck…. Read more »

OverDrive to present on expanded global distribution of digital content at Beijing International Book Fair

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This week, a team of OverDrive executives lead by CEO Steve Potash is holding publisher and library meetings at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF). The purpose of this trip is to continue to expand the size and breadth of OverDrive’s digital offerings as we increase the amount of Chinese language content available for libraries… Read more »

REGISTER NOW FOR DIGIPALOOZA 2017

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. We are less than one year away from Digipalooza 2017 and have officially opened registration! You may be wondering… What is Digipalooza? Digipalooza is OverDrive’s international user group conference. With a unique blend of education, networking and fun, this is a can’t-miss event for anyone that works with digital… Read more »

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 »

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 »