Librarian’s Share: Providing learning tools for the staff

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(Ed. Note: This post was written by Cathy Daane of the Madison Metropolitan School District and discusses how they trained their staff and provide them with easy access to answers about their OverDrive service.) When the Madison Metropolitan School District decided to start an OverDrive collection for all of their patrons, one of the concerns… Read more »

How digital libraries are helping prisoners across the country

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Recently we spoke with Cindy Mclaughlin of the American Prison Data Systems (APDS) about their OverDrive-powered National Corrections Library (NCL), a first of its kind digital library for inmates at correctional facilities across the country. In the short time since the NCL went live they’ve seen great success with prisoners of all ages engaging in… Read more »

Pioneer Library System combines innovative ways to access physical and digital content

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The Pioneer Library System (PLS) in Central Oklahoma made headlines when it became the first library in North America to install the EnvisionWare 24-Hour Library, an automated outdoor kiosk that dispenses books, audiobooks and DVDs to patrons at any time. True to their innovative spirit, the PLS staff wasn’t satisfied with providing their community with… Read more »

Librarians Share: San Antonio Public Library engages young readers with eReading Rooms for kids and teens

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OverDrive’s eReading Room for Kids has been a runaway hit this year for public libraries looking for an exciting way to engage young readers in a safe environment. In addition to the Kids’ eReading Room, public libraries now have the option of a dedicated eReading Room for Teens. One of the first public libraries to… Read more »

Librarians Share: Engaging student readers at Somerset College

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Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Dianne de Villiers, school librarian at Somerset College in South Africa, to share their marketing plan for this school year. Do you have a story you’d like to share on the OverDrive blog about how to engage readers with your digital collection? Email blogs@overdrive.com with your story.   With the… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Hennepin County Library

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It’s time to check in with another winner of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest! Since last August, we’ve been highlighting winners and their success stories through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Inside the Library” category, Hennepin County Library, as written by Senior Librarian Shannon… Read more »

Rapid City Public Libraries: Let patrons take eReaders for a test drive

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It’s time to check in with another winner of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest! Since August, we’ve been highlighting winners and their success stories through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Test Drive” category, Rapid City Public Library in South Dakota, as written by their… Read more »

High Point Public Library Wraps Up eReaders for the Holidays

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Since announcing the winners of this year’s marketing-focused Digital Library Champions contest at Digipalooza in August, each month we’ve highlighted their success stories through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Outside the Library” category, High Point Public Library (member of the North Carolina Digital Library):   As we… Read more »