World-renowned Pimsleur Language Program Teams with OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Language Programs to be the exclusive international (outside the U.S.) digital wholesaler to public and school libraries and non-exclusively to U.S. public libraries and corporate libraries worldwide. The Pimsleur Language Program offers 50 languages for English speakers and has proven expertise in English as a Second… Read more »

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 »

Win over your Digital Doubters: 8 tips for administrators

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By: Tiffany Wincek, Schools Account Specialist. Pushing your school forward into the digital era can take a lot of time and effort, especially if you have people in your district who seem unwilling to change. Some administrators may be unsure how to approach Digital Doubters when integrating new technology. The following list can guide the process… 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 »

How to talk to your students about eBooks

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. Technology has become as essential as water. In the modern world, it’s a non-negotiable in how we manage our daily lives, an unseen force that is *everywhere*. As educators and administrators, you are acutely aware of technology’s benefits. It enhances how you teach, communicate, and shape your curriculum. It allows you to… Read more »

Show your #eBookLove and celebrate Read an eBook Day with us on September 16

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Mark your calendar for September 16th! OverDrive is celebrating the third annual International Read an eBook Day and you’re all invited to participate. This year, we’ll be giving out $1,000 content credits to a lucky 10 participating libraries and schools as well as tablets for your library users. Read an eBook Day is a yearly… 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 »