Highlight Hidden Gems with Curated Collections

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by Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. It’s a situation I’m sure you’re all familiar with: The new hot book comes out and it’s just flying off your shelves. There’s, like, a million holds (okay, slight exaggeration) and everyone wants to read it and you have to keep buying copies to meet demand…… Read more »

Staff training on your new OverDrive experience (webcast)

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist The new OverDrive is here, and with it some updates to Marketplace and the mobile experience. There’s no better time than the present to register for one of our monthly training sessions. Our Marketplace Basics session is this Tuesday, November 8th at 11AM (EST). This training will walk you… Read more »

OverDrive Special Webcast: Building a Dynamic Digital Spanish Collection

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On Thursday, November 10 at 3 pm (EST) OverDrive will host a special live webcast on how to build a dynamic and successful Spanish collection in your digital library. OverDrive has tens of thousands of titles available from authentic Spanish language authors and publishers and international best sellers that have been translated into Spanish. This… Read more »

Building a Westworld curated collection for your digital library

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: You can see the full collection of Westworld readalikes here.) Books are great for escapism, about completely immersing yourself in a fictional world. But what if you could really immerse yourself? Like, live in that world and have face to face interactions with the characters?… Read more »

Reading lists to celebrate #LGBT Awareness Month

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst October marks LGBT History Month in the United States, with October 11th being National Coming Out Day. Here at OverDrive, we recognize the importance of celebrating the tremendous civil rights strides the LGBT community has made over the years and highlighting the icons and individuals who have… Read more »

Get the most out of your digital library with these OverDrive webinars

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, Training Specialist. Whether you’re new to OverDrive or an OverDrive veteran, you can always benefit from knowing more about purchasing content and how your users enjoy it. That’s why the training team offers two monthly sessions: Marketplace Basics and The OverDrive User Experience. In Marketplace Basics, we’ll show you how to take advantage of multiple searches and… Read more »

Library Marketing ideas perfect for October

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist We launched the Resource Center 6 months ago to make it easy for you to access OverDrive marketing, training, collection development assistance and more. We do our best to keep it refreshed each month and in the latest set of updates, we have focused on helping our library partners… Read more »