eBooks engage Crowley ISD’s students, parents and staff

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Editor’s Note: The following blog post was written by Jan Hodge and Carol Hafer, Crowley ISD District Library Media Specialists.   On November 7, 2011, Crowley ISD opened the CISD Digital Library to serve about 17,000 patrons. It was a great day with a formal celebration at the Administration Building. We invited all administration staff… Read more »

Encouraging teachers to use OverDrive

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You may have seen our recent marketing post about simple and easy ideas for marketing your school’s digital collection. Another idea is to get your teachers on board. This, without a doubt, will be one of the most beneficial things you can do to promote your digital collection. Our own Sarah Halko, Collection Development Specialist,… 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 »

Introducing OverDrive’s all-new, mobile-friendly Learning Center

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We are excited to announce that OverDrive’s Learning Center has a new look to make it even easier for you and your staff to get the training you need as it best fits your schedule. Courses are now grouped into expandable category menus: Hot Topics, Collection Development, Digital Library Website, Products and Services, Resources, and… Read more »

Getting new staff members up to speed

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Let’s say you have a new staff member starting at your school or library. Their responsibilities will likely intersect with your OverDrive digital collection. Maybe they are going to be handling Collection Development, Marketing, or Staff Training. Perhaps they will assist patrons whenever they have one off questions. How should you prepare these new staff… Read more »

Back to School with School Digital Library from OverDrive

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Another school year is underway, and the kids are getting back into the classroom routine, maybe visiting the school library – or even better – the OverDrive-powered School Digital Library (SDL) site. The SDL platform allows your students to “go” to the library anytime and check out titles for class assignments, research projects, or for… Read more »

Learning Center webinars updated, now available on mobile devices!

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We are halfway through our ‘Next Generation Basics’ webinars, and if the first four sessions are any indication, we’re well on our way to another highly successful September. Feedback has been exceptionally positive so far as we’ve covered OverDrive Marketplace and heard from our CEO, Steve Potash. If you happened to miss ‘Marketplace: Made to… Read more »