08 July 2008

Open Training Month in September

Can't make the Digital Library 101 trainings in July? Missed one of our old trainings? In September, OverDrive is hosting a series of free instructor-led trainings, much like those we have been doing in the past. And the best news? We can win a prize -- content credit! -- for participation. The winner in each category will be selected based on number of courses attended and percentage of staff participating. Let's try for that Consortia prize!

Here's the announcement from OverDrive:

Our expert trainers will provide an educational and fun program designed to increase staff knowledge and maximize circulation of your OverDrive download library. The curriculum includes 5 courses, covering each area of your download service: Collection Development, User Experience, Patron Support, Promotion, and Reports. Plus, don't miss what's new for your download library!

Course List:

1. Collection Checklist: 10 Steps to a Successful Download Collection

2. Digital Library 101: Browse, Check Out, and Download!

3. Patron Support: Become an OverDrive Download Library Specialist

4. Community Outreach: Introduce New Patrons to Download Media

5. Real-Time Reports: Size-up Success . and Stay on Track

Training sessions will be offered four days a week throughout September with open enrollment and a contest for participating libraries.

More than 2,000 librarians participated in Training Month 2007, and four libraries were the lucky winners of OverDrive's Training Month award packages. Don't miss out in 2008!

To register for OverDrive's Open Training Month for library staff, go to:


We look forward to meeting with you in September!

OverDrive's Training Team

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