Once again, OverDrive will be offering "Open Training Month," where we can take online training on using OverDrive along with other librarians from around the country. Last year, they gave prizes based on registration and attendance... let's try to win it!
We'll post more information as it becomes available, but for now, here's what OverDrive has to say:
Registration opens July 1, and your staff can register and participate as an individual or group. Sessions will be offered five days a week throughout September.
1. Browse, Check Out, and Download!
Join us as we demonstrate how to browse, check out, and download titles from a library's Virtual Branch website. Plus we'll cover required software, portable devices, help resources, and new features and formats for 2009.
2. Collection Checklist
With OverDrive's collection checklist you'll be quickly up to speed with online ordering. Best of all, you'll learn how to attract users to your Virtual Branch website by creating an exciting and easy to maintain download collection.
3. Community Outreach
In this session we'll share creative, easy, and cost-effective ideas for introducing new patrons to your OverDrive download library. We'll also feature prize winners from this year's Community Outreach Program contest.
4. Patron Assistance
We'll help take your understanding of OverDrive download media to the next level so you can share your knowledge through support and training. We'll review frequently asked questions, support tips, and online help resources.
5. Real-Time Reports
We'll showcase reports which best track circulation, new patrons, site traffic, and popular titles. Your team can then evaluate how your Virtual Branch is doing, and chart a path to future success.
6. OverDrive's 2009 Partner Update
OverDrive delivers the industry's leading features and formats to your library users. Learn what's new and coming soon for your OverDrive download library.