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Throughout the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle this weekend, we’ll be hosting theater presentations at Booth 1115. These live sessions will cover topics including new collection development opportunities, marketing and outreach ideas, eBooks in schools, and updates to our Next Generation digital library platform.


If you’re at ALA Midwinter, we invite you to join us for these fun and informative sessions. While you’re at the booth, stop by our demo stations to see how OverDrive helps libraries serve the Next Generation of readers with services like OverDrive Read, completely reimagined library websites, streaming video and audio, APIs that enable libraries to fully integrate digital and print catalogs, and the all-new Content Reserve collection development portal. You can even experience eBooks on the Nintendo Wii U.


ALA Midwinter Theater Presentation Schedule


Publisher Update, New Titles and Tools to Connect with Your Readers

Learn about our newest content partnerships, exciting new releases and see a demonstration of our innovative collection development tools that will help make selecting even easier.

  • Saturday (Jan. 26): 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday (Jan. 27): 2:00 p.m.


How will you serve the Next Generation of Readers?

See how OverDrive continues to refresh and improve every aspect of its library eBook ecosystem, including upgraded digital library websites, advanced collection tools for librarians, deep integration with library discovery tools, and instant-access eBooks, audiobooks, music and video via streaming technologies.

  • Friday (Jan. 25): 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday (Jan. 26): 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday (Jan. 27): 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday (Jan. 28): 10:00 a.m.


Marketing Outreach Ideas to Maximize Digital Circulation

Learn the best practices of other OverDrive network libraries to raise awareness and usage of your OverDrive service.

  • Saturday (Jan. 26): 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday (Jan. 27): 11:00 a.m.


Schools and Young Adults: Get More Students Reading with eBooks

Discover how you can extend your school and college library and start lending eBooks to your students with OverDrive.

  • Saturday (Jan. 26): 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday (Jan. 27): 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday (Jan. 28): 10:00 a.m.


Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.


4 Responses to “OverDrive Hosting Theater Presentations at ALA Midwinter”

  1. Connie Booher

    For those of us not attending ALA winter conference, will these sessions be posted on your website?

  2. Greg Tramel

    looking forward to the streaming media but in the meantime this seems to say that the OMC for Windows 8 PCs does not work with OverDrive music and video

    is that correct?

    •Windows (supports WMA & MP3 Audiobooks, Music, & Video)
    •Windows 8 (supports EPUB eBooks & MP3 Audiobooks)

    OverDrive Media Console