Quinton’s geeky holiday device buying guide (Part 2)

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I know you’ve all been on pins-and-needles waiting for the second installment of my little device buying guide.  In this episode, I’ll cover a couple more tablets, and tell you a little bit about our upcoming “Hot Holiday Devices” webinar.  Oh, and don’t forget to enter to win your own hot holiday device in the… Read more »

Easy, effective holiday promotion

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  One of the many advantages of your digital collection is that users have access to those titles even when the library doors are closed. Remind your community about your digital collection at those times with a quick Facebook post or tweet. We have created a whole suite of social media images that you can… Read more »

Quinton’s geeky holiday device buying guide (Part 1)

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Last year I wrote a post where I recommended some solid devices for the holidays, so I figured I’d chime in again this year.  It’s an exciting time to be a geek like me, as technology continues to move along at a breakneck speed.  Did you know you can now read eBooks and listen to… Read more »

OverDrive Daily Holiday Gadget Giveaway

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We’ve got Holiday Fever and we are celebrating by giving away dozens of brand new reading gadgets to say “thank you” for being great library and school partners. In this season of giving, with every purchase order submitted at OverDrive Marketplace from November 24 through January 4, you will be automatically entered into our Daily Holiday… Read more »

Holiday Events Part I: Device Mania

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Over the next few weeks, holiday shopping will be in full swing. Hot gifts this year will be tablets and eReaders. Make sure your library is recognized as a resource for helping folks find the perfect device while promoting your digital collection at the same time.   Holiday Device Showcase Also known as a Gadget… Read more »

Remembering JFK

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  Today, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the United States remembers the life, leadership, and legacy of our beloved 35th President. The circumstances surrounding the assassination still continue to fascinate, and in many cases, divide us as it may never be solved to everyone’s contentment. Regardless of whether you… Read more »

Congratulations to the 2013 National Book Award Winners!

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Each year the National Book Foundation presents awards to winners in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The four winners for 2013 were announced last night at a ceremony in New York City. This year’s winners are:   Fiction: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Nonfiction: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George… 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 »